United States Army Air Forces

The real ‘Masters of the Air’

With Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated ‘Masters of the Air’ finally hitting TV screens across the world, ‘FlyPast’ shares views captured of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ in England while executing the daylight strategic bombing campaign across Nazi-occupied Europe.

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Night terrors – Luftwaffe onslaught

Twelve US bombers were lost during a 30-minute onslaught by Luftwaffe night intruders. Ian McLachlan describes the Americans’ ordeal 

Ten Horsepower remembered 80 years on

The act of heroism and bravery of the RAF Polebrook-based crew resulted in them becoming the most decorated crew in the Eighth Air Force

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Have you read ‘Luck of the Draw’?

In an extract from his book, ‘Luck of the Draw’: My Story of the Air War in Europe – soon to be featured in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated TV Series, Masters of the Air – former USAAF B-17 navigator and POW Frank Murphy reveals how he and his crew fought for their lives in the hostile skies of Germany during World War Two…

USAF humanitarian role inspires award-winning exhibit

Dayton, Ohio’s National Museum of the USAF has received the 2023 Air Force Heritage Award for its exhibit, A Force for Good: Department of the Air Force Humanitarian Missions

USAF museum P-47 goes to Collings Foundation — but will it fly again?

Thunderbolt acquired in exchange deal for historic Stearman Kaydet trainer

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How ex-US Army Black Hawks are finding new life with commercial operators

The Black Hawk – the Western world’s most successful military utility helicopter – has served the US Army and other military customers for more than four decades. Now, many H-60s are taking on new duties with other governmental and commercial operators, as Tom Kaminski details

Owning a Spitfire: does it live up to the dream?

George Haye has fulfilled the dream of owning a Spitfire having bought RW382/G-PBIX, which is also known as the Suffolk Spitfire. He tells Key Aero’s Dino Carrara whether the reality of owning this iconic warbird has lived up to the dream.