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Hellcats converted to drones for use during the Operation Crossroads atomic tests on Bikini Atoll

Hellcats converted to drones for use during the Operation Crossroads atomic tests on Bikini Atoll

Interesting photo. The B-24 in the foreground is possibly the first B-24A. Then there is the group of A-20's doing a low fly-by at Langley Field in 1942 and being followed by what appears to be Navy Wildcats.

Interesting photo. The B-24 in the foreground is possibly the first B-24A. Then there is the group of A-20's doing a low fly-by at Langley Field in 1942 and being followed by what appears to be Navy Wildcats.

Let's start today with this photo that exemplifies why Grumman was known as the "Iron Works." It's combat aircraft were extremely rugged and brought many a pilot back home with considerable damage.

Let's start today with this photo that exemplifies why Grumman was known as the "Iron Works." It's combat aircraft were extremely rugged and brought many a pilot back home with considerable damage.

On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone,  flew his P-51 into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, "For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I've ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor for his action that…

On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone, flew his P-51 into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, "For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I've ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor for his action that…

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress prepares for mission. When the men of an 8th Air Force group gave the town of Thetford, England, a plaque, hono...

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress prepares for mission. When the men of an 8th Air Force group gave the town of Thetford, England, a plaque, hono...

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