Legendary actor Jimmy Stewart piloted a bomber over Germany and retired after a lengthy military career. More »
The U.S. VIII Bomber Command grew into a massive, powerful force and became a legend in the skies above Western Europe. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority. More »
The deployment of the Ninth Air Force brought the concept of tactical air support into action for the Allies. More »
Questions linger concerning the deployment of U.S. heavy bombers on the first day of World War II. More »
In the South Pacific, U.S. forces in the Philippines felt the brunt of Japanese military might on December 8, 1941. More »
The Schweinfurt–Regensburg Mission was an ambitious gamble taken by the U.S. Army Air Forces in an effort to cripple German military production. More »
The B-17 Flying Fortress vs. the B-24 Liberator—veterans of air campaigns in Europe and the Pacific have long debated the merits of these aircraft. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.