For the last 70 years, East Anglia has hosted personnel from the United States Air Force (USAAF) since the “friendly invasion” during the Second World War and this week the role of the first American airmen to arrive in the region was celebrated at a special festival. The USAAF Festival […]
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www.asisbiz.com 71st Reconnaissance Group Constituted as 71st Observation Group on 21 Aug 1941. Activated on 1 Oct 1941. Trained with B-25, P-38, P-39, and P-40 aircraft. Flew antisubmarine patrols off the west coast, Dec 1941-Jan 1943. Redesignated 71st Reconnaissance Group in Apr 1943, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group in May 1944, […]
THE red tile building at the intersection of two dusty roads near Putanges looked like an ordinary house in the hot August sunlight, but Maj. Randall W. Hendricks and the four Thunderbolts hovering above the tank column saw it as a death trap for Americans. The U.S. tank command on […]
Bassingbourn Barracks, is a Phase One recruit training camp and is home to the Army Training Regiment Bassingbourn and the Tower Museum Bassingbourn located in Cambridgeshire approximately 3 mi (5 km) north of Royston, Hertfordshire and 11 mi (18 km) south west of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. The barracks was previously the Depot of the Queen’s […]
Airpower played a major role in WWII. The German victories in the period 1939-41 are linked with the support they received from the Luftwaffe and especially from ground support aircraft like the Ju-87 ‘Stuka’. The Soviet AF also produced and used huge numbers of the Ilyushin Il-2 ‘Sturmovik’aircraft. The USAAF […]
cjonline.com Lt. Bob Armstrong piloted a B-17 heavy bomber — riddled by more than 300 flak holes and carrying a seriously wounded pilot and gunner — and landed the bomber without brakes or rudders on a summer day in 1944. More amazing is that it was only the second time […]
In 2012, 30 year old Patrick Mihalek, owner at Legend Of Aces Aviation believed there was hope to make “Sandbar Mitchell” fly again and to achieve a life long dream. Having help from his best friend Todd Trainor, Director of the Aeronca Aircraft History Museum he was able to obtain […]