The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber. The Wellington was widely used as a night bomber in the early years of the Second World War, performing as one of the principal bombers used by Bomber Command.Read more
An underwater archaeology team with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch is following up on the survey, conducted from July 25 through Aug. 3Read more
The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and one of the largest aircraft to have seen service during World War II.Read more
The Dornier Do 17, sometimes referred to as the "flying pencil", was a World War II German light bomber produced by Dornier Flugzeugwerke.
On 3 September 2010, the Royal Air Force Museum London announced the discovery of a Dornier Do 17 buried in the Goodwin Sands off the coast of Kent, England.
Attempts by the RAF Museum to raise the relic over the last few weeks have been hit by strong winds but the aircraft was successfully raised from the seabed on 10 June 2013.Read more
The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of Second World War.
More than 17,000 pilots completed the training in Lake Michigan. The aircraft carriers used for the training docked at Chicago's Navy Pier. The pilots flew from Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview.Read more
On 26th December 1942 when Norway was occupied by German forces, a Heinkel 115B seaplane from the Küstenfliegergruppe 906 based at Sola, sets down on Hafrsfjord when one of the floats tears off, capzing the plane.Read more
Walter Elcock, now 89 and living in Georgia, recalls the landing and how he managed to snag a wire on the carrier with the plane's tailhook and hung from it a few seconds before the wire broke.Read more