Category: American Planes

John Buchan

WWII veteran Captain Robert Trimble served in the US Air Force during World War II. He flew 35 successful missions in a B-24 bomber before he was assigned a final mission that would take him deep into Soviet territory. Though it seemed like a relatively harmless and simple task of delivering recently repaired airplanes 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 […]