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Hustle Baby, Hustle!!! The Big Bomb Gone!

Yeah, it’s a wacky title, but considering today’s subject, it seemed appropriate! What I’m talking about is this: (1) One of the fastest bombers in the United States Air Force inventory, the B-58 Hustler was truly a remarkable aircraft and a break away from the lumbering B-36 and B-52. Capable of Mach 1+ flight, the … Continue reading »

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400 a month! Detroit, Willow Run and Henry Ford

I was doing some reading last night about the B-24 Liberator and kept running across information on Willow Run.  Well, I knew in general that was where the bomber was produced, but in doing research, I found out some amazing facts about the place you might be interested in. (1) Born in ’41, the brand-new … Continue reading »

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Fairbanks Alaska, The General, and the Mackay Trophy

The thirties weren’t all bad. It’s easy to slip into the “Depression” mode when thinking of these years, but the truth was (and is) that “life goes on….” With that in mind, let’s talk about Fairbanks Alaska, Hap Arnold, and the Mackay Trophy today….. (1) Known for his influential role in the buildup of American … Continue reading »

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