Archive for the ‘World War II’ Category

Reopening America’s Hangar

When its doors opened to the public in December 2003, the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center was a dream come true for the Smithsonian Institution. After years of private fundraising efforts and lobbying government leaders for funding, the world-renowned museum and educational institution finally had a new facility to display the […]

World War II Weekend is Back

After a one year hiatus for 2020, The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War II Weekend celebrated a 30 year anniversary, June 4-6 at Reading Regional Airport. I did not know what to expect as this was going to be my first event of 2021 with the restrictions of COVID-19 still a factor. Much to my […]

British Commonwealth Warbird Prop-Driven Aircraft

Loosely defined, World War II’s British Commonwealth nations included Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. To be sure, there were other lands and nations (India is just one of these not included in the former group), but to look at the aircraft of the Commonwealth from World War II , we’ll focus […]

North American B-25 Bomber – On-The-Ground Scrapbook

  This is part 2 of a two part look at the B-25 Mitchell bomber, operating as warbirds and located in museums. The first part ran on these pages earlier this week.  The B-25 Mitchell is well remembered as the U.S. Army Air Corps bomber type launched from the U.S.S. Hornet against multiple Japanese targets […]