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When and Why Did the U.S. Helmet Style Change?

When and Why Did the U.S. Helmet Style Change?

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Daily Quiz for June 27, 2017

The Gerber Baby first appeared in this year.

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Pacific War Action

Mission variety adds spice to both Pacific Carriers and Dogfight 1942. Fans of Pacific War air combat sims have plenty of options these days, as several titles are now available from Steam (steampowered.com), two of  which are compared here. Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers ($30, airconflicts.net/home? lang_new=en) follows historical naval air battles between the United States …

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Aviation History Review: Test Pilot

Test Pilot by Jimmy Collins He never was as famous as Doolittle, the other test pilot Jimmy, or as well-known as the flashy air racers of the 1930s, the Roscoe Turners and Speed Holmans. Just a working stiff who got by while hopping from job to job, he instructed, flew charters, worked as what would …

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Aviation History DVD Review: Whittle

Whittle: The Jet Pioneer Shelter Island, 77 minutes plus extras, 2012, $24.98. In many ways this is the best and most comprehensive account of the turbojet aircraft engine’s development and the race with Germany to put the first jet warplanes in the air. Most of the narration is by Sir Frank Whittle himself, who appears …

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Aviation History Book Review: Operation Storm

Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Their Plan to Change the Course of World War II by John J. Geoghegan, Crown Publishing Group, New York, 2013, $39.95. Early in 1942, Warner Brothers released Across the Pacific, a film about a Japanese attempt to attack the Panama Canal using an airplane assembled at a secret …

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Aviation History Book Review: Jet Age Man

Jet Age Man: SAC B-47 and B-52 Operations in the Early Cold War by Lt. Col. Earl J. McGill, USAF (ret.), Helion & Company Ltd, UK, 2012, $49.95. This is a wonderful book for a wide variety of reasons, the first being the most important: Colonel Earl McGill, a veteran of three wars, portrays a …

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Aviation History Book Review: Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich

Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich: A War Diary, 1942-1945 by Donald Caldwell, Frontline Books, Barnsley, UK, 2012, $70. Donald Caldwell, co-author of The Luftwaffe Over Germany, once again tackles an immense, complex subject with his usual skill. Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich is an important resource for historians, but lay readers …

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Collapse of European ice sheet caused chaos in past
Scientists have reconstructed in detail the collapse of the Eurasian ice sheet at the end of the last ice age. The big melt wreaked havoc across the European continent, driving home the original Brexit 10,000 years ago.
Aviation History Book Review: Mission to Tokyo

Mission to Tokyo: The American Airmen Who Took the War to the Heart of Japan by Robert F. Dorr, Zenith Press, Minneapolis, Minn., 2012, $30. Mission to Tokyo is better than Bob Dorr’s previous Mission to Berlin, which is saying a great deal. Dorr patterned his new book’s basic structure—a minute-by-minute account of a tremendously …

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