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Crews gather round a 339th FG P-51D Mustang for a religious service (note the crucifix to the left of the jeep).

Crews gather round a 339th FG P-51D Mustang for a religious service (note the crucifix to the left of the jeep).

P-51C Mustang of the 354th FG, 100th FW and a haircut.

P-51C Mustang of the 354th FG, 100th FW and a haircut.

Airship, Los Angeles, wind lift incident.On 25 August 1927, while the Los Angeles was tethered at the Lakehurst high mast, a gust of wind caught her tail and lifted it into colder, denser air that was just above the airship. This caused the tail to lift higher. The crew on board tried to compensate by climbing up the keel toward the rising tail, but could not stop the ship from reaching an angle of 85 degrees, before it finally descended. It was able to fly the next day.

Airship, Los Angeles, wind lift incident.On 25 August 1927, while the Los Angeles was tethered at the Lakehurst high mast, a gust of wind caught her tail and lifted it into colder, denser air that was just above the airship. This caused the tail to lift higher. The crew on board tried to compensate by climbing up the keel toward the rising tail, but could not stop the ship from reaching an angle of 85 degrees, before it finally descended. It was able to fly the next day.

Airman. Supermarine Spitfire. Vendido/ Sold.

Airman. Supermarine Spitfire. Vendido/ Sold.

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…

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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…

Robin Olds, USAF vet  ZsaZsa Bellagio – Like No Other: man

Robin Olds, USAF vet ZsaZsa Bellagio – Like No Other: man

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