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Life photographer Margaret Bourke White poses on the nose of a B-17E in England, October, 1942 ~

Life photographer Margaret Bourke White poses on the nose of a B-17E in England, October, 1942 ~

Popular Science, October 1942  Our Warplanes Grow Stronger WWII Aircraft Spotting Army Air Corps military airplane

Popular Science, October 1942 Our Warplanes Grow Stronger WWII Aircraft Spotting Army Air Corps military airplane

"Koku Shonen", August 1944 issue. Cover artwork by Kabashima Katsuichi featuring a Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki". The propaganda slogan on the cover reads "We can destroy the US-UK with our own hands!".

"Koku Shonen", August 1944 issue. Cover artwork by Kabashima Katsuichi featuring a Nakajima Ki-44 "Shoki". The propaganda slogan on the cover reads "We can destroy the US-UK with our own hands!".

Colorized Photos of Women Building War Planes in the 1940s - My Modern Metropolis

Colorized Photos of Women Building War Planes in the 1940s

Boeing B-17 Bomber #WWII: Daylight Precision Bombing of #Nazi #Germany.  Source - World War II From Above

Boeing B-17 Bomber #WWII: Daylight Precision Bombing of #Nazi #Germany. Source - World War II From Above

On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone,  flew his P-51 into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, "For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I've ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor for his action that…

31 Photos From the Vault Of History

On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone, flew his P-51 into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, "For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I've ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor for his action that…

Hero re-lives account of flying 193 sorties in the Battle of Britain

Hero re-lives account of flying 193 sorties in the Battle of Britain

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in the Battle of Britain, Flight Commander Gordon Olive flew an heroic 193 sorties during the conflict.