WW2 Planes

Articles on military aviation, technology, planes, and tactics of World War Two.


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WW2 Air Strategy: Allied Attempts to Control the Skies

The following article on WW2 Air Strategy is an excerpt from Bill Yenne’s book Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On November 11, 1943, US Army Air Forces Commander Hap Arnold...
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General Henry Arnold: His Legacy

The following article on General Henry Arnold is an excerpt from Bill Yenne’s book Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The legacy of General Henry Arnold is manifest in the...
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Hap Arnold’s 10 Principles

The following article is an excerpt from Bill Yenne’s book Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Hap Arnold wrote in his memoirs that “throughout the war, I tried to have the Air...
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Hap Arnold: Father of the Air Force

The following article is an excerpt from Bill Yenne’s book Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.   Henry Harley Arnold — known as Hap Arnold — is the founding father of of the U.S....
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German Air Force in WW2: Luftwaffe’s Terror

Five years after introducing the world to the blitzkrieg, in concert with fast-moving panzers, the German air force was being hunted to destruction. In 1939 the Luftwaffe was the world’s strongest air force with modern equipment, well-trained aircrews, and combat...
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British WW2 Gliders: Powerless Flight Into Europe

The following article on British WW2 gliders is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  British WW2 Gliders British WW2 Gliders: Airspeed Horsa Britain’s primary combat glider, the...
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World War 2 Planes: Aircraft and Gliders

The following article on World War 2 planes is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  World War 2 Planes: Aircraft Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress The Flying Fortress embodied the...
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