US Troops made good use of large caches of abandoned German drop tanks as Ninth Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt fighter units moved into France in 1944, occupying airfields once used by the Luftwaffe. Empty they must weigh all of 25 pounds!

External drop tanks turned the Republic P-47...read more

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At the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum now face to the important and meticulous task of resurrecting "Flak-Bait", a Martin B-26 Marauder in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hanger at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Leadered...read more

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Crew members of Lt. William Parker Cook's B-26 (serial number 43-34430) have been identified and returned to their families. The recovery (read the detailed B-26 Recovery Report below) was the result of joint search and excavation work by History Flight, The 99th Division MIA project...read more

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The chronology is concerned primarily with operations of the US Army Air Forces and its combat units between December 7, 1941 and September 15, 1945. It is designed as a companion reference to the seven-volume history of The Army Air Forces in World War 11, edited by Wesley Frank Craven and...read more

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