Category: American Planes

John Buchan

During World War I the world’s military forces learned the benefits of air power during battle. In World War II, those benefits became the primary mode of fighting in many theaters of war. The Germans learned in WWI to strike quickly and decisively with their air force and then send in the ground troops to […]

John Buchan

The “Memphis Belle” has long been recognized as the first US bomber in World War II to complete 25 missions with her crew intact. The B-17 had an almost storybook career. She served two tours and had zero losses in spite of nearly the entire plane being replaced over time due to damage. But there […]

John Buchan

There is an old saying about “men and their toys,” that even growing up doesn’t stop some of them from collecting them toys, no matter how adolescent their purchases may seem to some. There is another old saying along the same lines, about “rich men and their toys,” a saying that insists some men become […]