Finding the Boat

Anytime a Naval Aviator flies off a ship in either a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft, the most important thing in his or her mind, other than executing the mission, is…

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Zeke 52 Against the World

The landings in France wouldn’t occur until June 1944 when the United States captured 12 almost brand new A6M52 fighters along with a hangar full of spare engines and parts…

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Basics of World War II Dogfighting

There are many misconceptions about how the dogfight in World War II evolved after what we call today the “merge.” By definition, the merge is when two (or more) airplanes…

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The Dogfight That Never Was

On November 18th, 1952, the Korean War had been going on for two and half years. On the ground, the war was stalemated along a line that would ultimately become…

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