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Why Are All These Pioneering Aviators Buried in Burbank?

All pilots must make that mysterious final flight and leave their mortal remains behind. Some choose to have their ashes…

P-47D Thunderbolt: The Plane Brazilian Pilots Flew in WWII

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Wingspan: 40 feet 9 inchesWing area: 300 square feetLength: 36 feet 1 inchHeight: 14 feet 2 inchesEmpty…

When the North Vietnamese Outsmarted American Bombers

On July 24, 1965, four McDonnell F-4C Phantom fighter-bombers of Leopard Flight joined an airstrike against the Dien Bien Phu…

That One Time the US Navy Torpedoed FDR

During World War II, the U.S. Navy almost achieved what the Axis powers could only dream of: killing President Franklin…

FDR’s 1938 Campaign to Punish Democrats

President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933 in the depths of the Depression. Virtually all of FDR’s major New…

FDR’s Court Packing Scheme

At the end of his first term, the biggest threat to Franklin Roosevelt’s ambitious agenda appeared to be the U.S.…

The Biggest Lesson From the First Major Battle of the West

On August 11, 1861, Philip C. Davis, a U.S. Army surgeon, looked at the mayhem around him in Springfield, Mo.,…

Winchester’s Burying Grounds: Where North Meets South

Winchester National Cemetery was established on land appropriated for burials during the Civil War. Although the land was used for…

Build your own P-61 Black Widow

One of the most famous Northrop P-61 night fighters was a Black Widow from the 548th Night Fighter Squadron named…

The Northrop P-61 Black Widow and its Deadly Web

Not counting bombers, transports and more specialized types, the United States produced just over 100,000 fighter aircraft of 11 different…