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Category: History

Beautiful Planes of World War I

Fokker D VII Julian Herzog The Fokker D VII aircraft may have made a rather late entry into the war (January 1918)…

Unusual Military Experiments Of The Past

The Nazi Sun Gun Aimed To Burn The Earth From Space NASA The plans for this cartoonish “death ray” were discovered once…

SR-71 Facts: 29 Details That Might Surprise You

The Soviet Union Helped Create The SR-71, Unknowingly NASA The specific ore, utile ore, used to create titanium is found in few…

Chilling Survival Story of a WWII B-17 Pilot, Shot Down & Stranded in The Pacific

Veterans History Project The story began in the humid chill of a tropical morning. Norman Smith and his crew rose early. It was 1943, and…

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Nazi Germany’s Horten Ho 229 – Hitler’s Secret Stealth Bomber

Towards the end of World War II, Nazi Germany developed jet turbine propulsion technology. That may not sound incredible but the Allies were still flying propeller aircraft. Jet technology enabled…

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The Last Propeller Driven Fighter Aircraft

A change swept over the world of military aircraft during the Second World War and the Korean War. The age of propeller-driven, piston-engined fighters reached its peak and then faded…

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Awesome Images of Fighter Aircraft Cockpits

US Air Force North American F-86A cockpit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. These Images of Fighter Aircraft Cockpits were photographed…

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25 Of The Most Famous Veterans of All-Time

George H.W. Bush (1924-2018) George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Born in Milton, Massachusetts, George H.W. Bush is one of the most…

Flying Blind: The Early Days Of Rotary-Wing Aviation In The Marine Corps

With the advent of the marine helicopter in the late 1930’s, there came this idea of “vertical envelopment.” That’s the ability to pick-up and drop-off equipment and troops in remote…

20 Chilling Quotes from the Trenches of World War I

Six Feet Over Imperial War Museum “The trench was a horrible sight. The dead were stretched out on one side, one on top of…

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