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During the perilous years of 1940-1941, a small band of Americans joined the Royal Air Force to help England resist Nazi Germany. They did so while the United States remained a neutral power and overcame significant obstacles to accomplish their objective. Over time, the RAF formed three fighter...read more

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Written by the U.S. Air Force to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, this is a short history of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force, nicknamed the Flying Tigers. It was commanded by Claire Lee Chennault and composed of pilots from the...read more

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 Lieutenant) October 05, 2014
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The Flying Tigers are flying in close formation. Every pilot in that picture is looking at the airplane next to him and trying to maintain his position by maintaining the same view of his neighbor. The pilot in front looking at the camera plane is doing the same thing. Planes were much slower...read more

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The Tuskegee airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, flying with distinction during World War II. Though subject to racial discrimination both at home and abroad, the 996 pilots and more than 15,000 ground personnel who served with the all-...read more

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 HQ Batallón) September 19, 2014
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  1. During World War II, the British Army trained dogs to jump out of airplanes with soldiers. This crossbred Collie, Rob, reportedly made 20 jumps and took part in the North African landing. Here, the paradog is presented with the Dickin Medal for animal gallantry in Feb. 1945. There is even a
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