The B-25 Billy Mitchell Bomber served Allied forces from the beginning of the war to the very end. More »
The deployment of the Ninth Air Force brought the concept of tactical air support into action for the Allies. More »
Lockheed’s versatile Electra and Lodestar aircraft were overshadowed by more famous transport and combat types. More »
The five remaining Doolittle Raiders were killed or captured in action during the fighting in the Mediterranean. More »
Using modified B-25 bombers to develop skip-bombing, the U.S. Air Force found it to be an effective technique against Japanese shipping. 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.