This weekends Flying Heritage Collection Famous Fighters Flying Day held much promise. As part of US Fathers Day weekend celebrations it featured father and son teams Steve and Steven Hinton, along with Bud and Ross Granley, who were to fly some incredible and original World War Two Allied and Axis aircraft: A Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (USAAF),… Read More FHC Famous Fighters Flying Day 2016
On December 7th, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in Hawaii which was intended to cripple the US Navy Pacific Fleet and ultimately started the Pacific War. The stunning and brazen attack saw the entry of the United States into World War Two and very quickly Japanese forces had overrun or attacked US, British Commonwealth and Dutch forces… Read More The Battle of Midway 1942: US Navy Flying Legends
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date that will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Pearl Harbour, Oahu, Hawaii 1941 On December 7th, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack upon the US… Read More Pearl Harbour 1941: Past to Present
If you happen to find yourself driving along Route 99 in California please be sure to make a stop at the American Veterans Memorial (AMVETS Post 56) in the city of Tulare next to Mefford Field, the public airport of Tulare County. This is no ordinary memorial as it includes a World War Two memorial with a USAAF/USAF Boeing… Read More WW2 & Vietnam War Veterans Memorial – Tulare, California
Continuing the en masse warbird flying displays of the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 were aircraft that flew in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two. These included a Douglas SBD Dauntless, Grumman F4F Wildcat, Grumman TBM Avenger, Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero and North American B-25 Mitchell. Former fighters of the US Navy naturally dominated the flying displays… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 Pacific Theatre Warbirds
There is never any shortage of warbird action at the Planes of Fame Airshow and 2015 showcased many European Theatre World War Two era aircraft including a Bell P-63 Kingcobra (mostly flown by the Soviets as it was seen as inferior to the P-51 Mustang by the USAAF), the Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) venerable transport, Lockheed… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 European Theatre Warbirds
You often see someone photo bombing another persons selfie and so forth but how about this World War Two era North American B-25 Mitchell photo bombing a Douglas C-47 Skytrain at this years Planes of Fame Airshow? Literally the ultimate photo bomber! Hawker Sea Fury “Dreadnought” soon turned the tables though. Here “Dreadnought” can be seen photo… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: The Ultimate Photo Bomber!