Credit for victory in the Battle of Britain usually goes to the Spitfire and the men who flew her. New evidence shows other factors - some from the 1920s.
In 1933 a tiny provincial airport was built at Gravesend. It grew gradually until WW2 was declared when it expanded rapidly into a front line fighter station. It was the home for many nationalities that flew as RAF. We look at a brief history of some of the squadrons that fought here.
This is an engaging story told to me by my companion of many years, Herbert (Jim) Margosian. He served as a paratrooper in the Pacific theater in WWII.
In February 1942, the night sky over a blacked out Los Angeles erupted in anti-aircraft fire. Were the Japanese invading? Or was it a UFO? One thing was certain: the city was on the edge.
The conditions at Iwo Jima made the battle an epic of struggle against extreme odds. Ingenious defenses, demoralizing attacks, and the island itself with Mount Suribachi looming in the background gave a special horror to this battle.
The British victory opened the door to one of the most important -- and dominant -- weapons to be created in the 20th century.
The power of the carrot first came into play with the installation of airborne interception radar (AIR) in planes of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. Before the use of AIR, the British were being dealt a heavy blow by German nighttime raids. However, radar gave RAF pilots a...
The He-162 is an aircraft with more questions than answers. How much combat did it see? Did it ever shoot down another aircraft? Was the one in the Air & Space Museum's collect flown by a top ace?
Iwo Jima was a battle of unmatched length and intensity. But if the war had happened a couple decades earlier or later, the battle might not have been fought. Why did it happen?
Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific campaign one where Japanese soldiers on the island fought a desperate battle to the last man under an avalanche of Allied bombs and bullets.