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    Personal Stories

    39 visitors recommend:
    A Fighter Pilot's Story
    Source: Captain Quentin Aanenson
    "It was 1944. I was 22 years old. And I was a combat fighter pilot in World War II ... " This is the home page of the man documented in the PBS film "A Fighter Pilots Story." Includes his story and a few others.
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    9 visitors recommend:
    Art Kramer's WWII B-26 web site
    Source: Arthur Kramer
    A great collection of personal pictures and stories.
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    Online Exhibits

    7 visitors recommend:
    WWII Warbird Photos
    Source: AviationHistory.info
    A gallery of American WWII bomber, fighter, and transport plane photos -- to browse and enjoy, or to use as free clip art.
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    1 visitors recommend:
    Pilot Ball Caps - WWII flying pictures page
    Source: Captain Mike
    "Here are my aviation pictures spanning a 20+ year career in the Air Force and civilian aviation. There are military flying pictures as well as my Dad's pictures from WWII."
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    E-Texts

    5 visitors recommend:
    The Warbird's Forum
    Source: Dan Ford
    Over 600 pages on military aviation topics by Dan Ford, the author of the 1993 book "Flying Tigers." Ford is extremely Internet-savvy and his Web site shows it -- it's in-depth yet well-organized and user-friendly.
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    Organizations

    2 visitors recommend:
    Baseops Flight Planning
    Source: Rick Franco
    City: Alexandria, State: VA E-mail: baseopsnet1@yahoo.com
    Flight planning and aviation weather. Worldwide mission planning, C-130 knowledge base.
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    Web Sites

    6 visitors recommend:
    Aviation History - WWII Facts & Photographs
    Source: AviationHistory.org
    Aircraft information specification picture galleries with a variety of historic aviation fun fact quizes and in-depth book reviews.
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    6 visitors recommend:
    USAAF First Motion Picture Unit of WWII
    Source: G.E. Nordell
    City: Culver City, State: CA E-mail: magiclanternstore@email.com
    The USAAF First Motion Picture Unit was formed in 1942 to produce training, morale and propaganda films. The unit was located at Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, California.
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    6 visitors recommend:
    WantsCheck.Com Military Flight Planning and Cadet Resources
    Source: Ryno
    E-mail: programmer@wantscheck.com
    Resources for military pilots and cadets that want to fly.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    IX Engineer Command
    Source: David Little
    E-mail: david@ixengineercommand.com
    History of the IX Engineer Command who were responsible for building, maintaining and defending airfields in the European theatre following the D-Day invasion.
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    Aeronautical Systems Center History Office
    Source: ASC History Office
    E-mail: Miccor24@aol.com
    Includes military aviation history, Wright-Patterson AFB history, Wright Brothers, airplane photos, helicopter photos, and online military history books.
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    1 visitors recommend:
    S-3 Viking Online
    Source: Don England
    E-mail: viking@flphonline.com
    S-3 Viking Online provides an online community, research, documents and data that enable people to build a deep and lasting understanding of the aircraft, the commands and historical events surrounding Lockheed S-3 Viking.
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    Calendars

    3 visitors recommend:
    World War II Fighters 2003 calendar
    Source: AllPosters
    A 12 in. x 12 in. 12-month calendar featuring photos of the classic WWII fighter planes.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    World War II Warbirds 2003 calendar
    Source: AllPosters
    An 11 in. x 14 in. 12-month calendar with impressive illustrations of bombers and fighters in action.
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    Models, Sculptures

    5 visitors recommend:
    P51 Mustang die-cast model
    Source: Johnson Smith
    A quality die cast metal replica of the World War II classic. Features authentic detailing, moving propeller, retractable landing gear with moving wheels, removable canopy, removable bombsand display stand. 1:48 scale. 8" long, 9" wingspan.
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    3 visitors recommend:
    F-14 Tomcat model
    Source: Johnson Smith
    A die cast model of one of the most popular jet fighters of all time. Features authentic detailing, working swing wings, two pilot crew, 2 Sidewinder missiles, 2 Sparrow missiles, 4 Phoenix missiles, 2 external fuel tanks, tailhook and display stand. 15.5" long, 15.5" wingspan. 1:48 scale.
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    2 visitors recommend:
    F-18 Hornet model
    Source: Johnson Smith
    This metal die cast Hornet features authentic detailing, manned cockpit, 2 Sidewinder missiles, 4 bombs, external fuel tank, tailhook and display stand. 13" long, 10" wingspan. 1:48 scale.
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    2 visitors recommend:
    F4U Corsair die-cast model
    Source: Johnson Smith
    A quality die cast metal replica of the World War II fighter. Features authentic detailing, moving propeller, retractable landing gear with moving wheels, removable canopy, pilot figure, fuel pod and display stand. 1:48 scale. 8" long. 10" wingspan.
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    Posters, Prints

    6 visitors recommend:
    Tuskegee Airmen art print
    Source: AllPosters
    A vivid 22 in. x 28 in. color poster of Edward Clay Wright's tribute to the heroic African-American aviators of World War II.
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    4 visitors recommend:
    Spitfires over London art print
    Source: AllPosters
    City: London, Country: United Kingdom
    A 24 in. x 20 in. art print of John Young's inspiring "Spitfires over London."
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    1 visitors recommend:
    New York Fly-By art print
    Source: AllPosters
    City: New York, State: NY
    A large 40 in. x 20 in. print of WWII bombers flying over the East River.
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    Non-Fiction Books

    9 visitors recommend:
    The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s over Germany
    Source: Amazon
    Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
    "Long before he entered politics, when he was just in his early 20s, South Dakotan George McGovern flew 35 bomber missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery under fire. Stephen Ambrose, the industrious historian, focuses on McGovern and the young crew of his B-24 bomber, volunteers all, in this vivid study of the air war in Europe." (2001)
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    5 visitors recommend:
    Decision at Nagasaki: The Mission that Almost Failed
    Source: Bockscar.com co-pilot home page
    Author: Lt. Col. Fred Olivi (USAF Ret.)
    E-mail: info@bockscar.com
    This book by the co-pilot of Bockscar, the plane that dropped the second atomic bomb, tells the story of the "mission that almost failed" -- but succeed, and thereby ended World War II.
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    1 visitors recommend:
    Britain's Shield: Radar and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe
    Source: Sutton Publishing
    Author: David Zimmerman
    "This is the first comprehensive study of how a small group of scientists, engineers, airmen and politicians sought to integrate radar into the British Air Defenses." (September 2001)
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    Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II
    Source: Presidio Press
    Author: John C. McManus
    "Using the same approach as in Deadly Brotherhood, his previous book on combat soldiers and marines, author McManus examines the dangerous world of the American combat airmen in World War II." Amazon.com readers give it 4.5 stars. (April 2000)
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    Militaria, Knives

    4 visitors recommend:
    Spitfire collector knife
    Source: Franklin Mint
    A collectible to honor one of the most famous fighter planes of the war.
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    Movies, Music

    2 visitors recommend:
    Memphis Belle: 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition
    Source: Amazon
    An excellent World War 2 8th Air Force movie with some beautiful B-17 flying scenes.
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    Movies

    23 visitors recommend:
    Twelve O'Clock High (DVD)
    Source: Henry King, director
    A highly acclaimed drama about American bomber squadrons based in England in WWII. It includes real footage. Stars Gregory Peck. Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 stars. (1949)
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    21 visitors recommend:
    Air Force (VHS)
    Source: Howard Hawks, director
    A B-17 takes off on December 7, 1941 and witnesses Pearl Harbor. Amazon readers give it 4.5 stars. (1943)
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    19 visitors recommend:
    Command Decision (VHS)
    Source: Sam Wood, director
    Clark Gable wrestles with having to send crews on suicidally dangerous missions over Japan. Amazon reviewers give it 5 stars. (1949)
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    14 visitors recommend:
    Desperate Journey (DVD)
    Source: Raoul Walsh, director
    Enjoyable propaganda starring Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan as downed pilots fighting to escape Germany. (1942)
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    13 visitors recommend:
    Walter Grauman (VHS)
    Source: David Seltzer, director
    Cliff Robertson is Yank in the Royal Air Force. The modern appeal of this movie for many people is that it features real RAF Mosquito fighter/bombers. Amazon reviewers give it 4 stars. (1964)
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    8 visitors recommend:
    Hanover Street (DVD)
    Source: Peter Hyams, director
    Harrison Ford is an American fighter pilot stationed in England. Amazon reviewers give it 4 stars. (1979)
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    3 visitors recommend:
    The War Lover (VHS)
    Source: Philip Leacock, director
    Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner are B-17 pilots in a love triangle with Shirley Ann Field. Amazon reviewers rave about the aerial photography and give it 5 stars. (1962)
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