Messerschmitt Me 262: Goering was the bad guy, not Hitler!

Me 262 Silver HIll

Few aircraft have had so many “might have been” stories attached to it than the fabled Messerschmitt Me 262, the world’s first operational jet fighter. Some alternative histories postulate that the introduction of the Me 262 in mid-1943 would have thwarted the D-Day invasion, leading to vastly different outcomes for the war. These include (a) ...

Size Matters: Killing the Luftwaffe, February 1944

On the Prowl

The famous “Big Week” portion of Operation ARGUMENT was a perfect storm of air power, thrusting the Luftwaffe into an irreversible decline and making the June 6, 1944 invasion of Europe possible. The sharp end of ARGUMENT’s spear was the heroic men who manned the bombers and fighters which relentlessly pounded Germany during that now ...

Fred Johnsen: Master of the Video

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Take a look at the following URL which is just a sample of Fred Johnsen's work. An old friend, Fred has been a great museum director, writer, publisher, collector, film producer, vidoe maker, you name it, he has done it. Make note of his web-site, shown clearing on this URL, and watch a side slip ...

Shed a Tear for the Enterprise

The Enterprise hitches a ride to the Big Apple

The following was written by my old friend, Leo Schefer. Shed a Tear for the Enterprise Its 1985 Arrival Stimulated Creation of the NASM Hazy Center As the Space Shuttle Discovery arrives on April 17th, shed a tear for the Enterprise it will replace. Without the Enterprise, there might never have been an Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles ...

I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: An Autobiography of James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle

Jimmy Doolittle (date unknown)

I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: An Autobiography of James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle with Carroll V. Glines This is one of those extremely rare literary pairings where the top man in a field collaborates on his autobiography with a top writer who knows the subject. “Jimmy” Doolittle is regarded by everyone as a seminal figure ...