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Capt Kenneth Spinning of the US 15th Air Force adopted a small pup in Northern Africa. "Skippy" as he came to be known, followed his master everywhere. He was even fitted with a small O2 mask, and completed 7 bombing...
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Bailing out at 18,000 feet with no parachute...24 March 1944, 21-year-old Flight Sergeant Nicholas Stephen Alkemade (1922–1987) was a rear gunner in Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster. Alkemade was one of seven crew members in Avro Lancaster B Mk. II,...
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  WARBIRD USAF Thunderbird History - 1988 "It was 1988; the USAF Thunderbirds were tasked by Gen Robert Russ, who was Tactical Air Commander (TAC) at the time, to put one of our Thunderbird aircraft into combat configuration in the...
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NO, this image has not been photoshopped! and NO, the pilot was not groundedThe aircraft carrier is USS America and the photo was taken in 1988, when construction of John C. Stennis had not yet begun. The pilot was CDR Dale...
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