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Read about aces like Pappy Boyington, Butch O'Hare, Chuck
Yeager, Manfred von Richthofen, Eddie Rickenbacker,
& Erich Hartmann, or about pioneering aviators like Charles
Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Howard Hughes.
Learn about the famous "Red Tails," the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first black fighter pilots in American history.
All the World War II theaters, services, and fighter planes are included: P-47 Thunderbolt pilots with the 56th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force, Marine Corsair aces of Guadalcanal and the Solomons, carrier based Navy Hellcat pilots, and USAAF fighter pilots who flew the P-38 over New Guinea and the Philippines.
Since writing that introduction in 1999, I have greatly expanded this website, covering many other aspects of World War Two and aviation. The site now features a large section on World War One aviators and aircraft.
For that period, I have some fascinating material from my Dad (when he was a young aviation enthusiast) - the Hall of Fame of the Air cartoon feature, as well as some aircraft photos he took.
Within the topic of World War two aviation, there are some articles on German aces and fighter planes, as well as American bombers. So, enthusiasts of Erich Hartmann, the Bf109, the B-17 Flying Fortress, etc. will find much here.
Originally written, June, 1999. Last updated Apr. 21, 2013.