It wasn't just the astronauts who were courageous.
The Bf-109E-7 was the airplane the Luftwaffe should have had at the beginning of the Battle of Britain, since it was the first Bf-109 to be plumbed to carry a 300-liter drop tank, which increased its range from 660 km (410 mi)to 1,325 km (820 m[...]
On Tuesday, June 14, 1938, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra opened at the Paradise Restaurant at 1619 Broadway in New York City for two weeks. They shared the bill with Freddie Fisher’s Schnicklefritzers. Their first broadcast was the following [...]
Glenn Miller on the NBC Blue Network, 1939:
Another interesting radio recording of Glenn Miller. Pre-War - New Year's 1940. (Playing at the Cafe Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City - "Pennsylvania-6-5000" was the phone number)
I had the good fortune to meet Artie Shaw back[...]
Glenn Miller and the American Band of the Allied Supreme Command broadcast of July 23, 1944, guest singer British star Anne Shelton.
Jorg Czypionka Hunts Mosquitos:
The ranks of "Great Luftwaffe Aces" do not include my friend Leutnant Jorg Czypionka. "You have to understand,I joined the Luftwaffe because I loved airplanes and flying, not for the combat. All the choices I ma[...]
Finally! A new tool Spitfire XIV!
Designed to a specification for a heavy bomber first issued in 1932, the first Wellington prototype flew in 1934. It was the second airplane to use the revolutionary geodetic construction system first created by Barnes Wallis for the R-100 airs[...]