Clark Gable Wins Air Gunner Wings 1943

There’s an archival stock footage of World War II military newsreel where American film actor Clark Gable wins air gunner wings in 1943. The video took place at a United States Army school where flexible gunnery sharp shooters learn to use aerial machine guns. Gable was an honored graduate of the school. He risked refusing […] More

Details of The Tragic Death Of General George S. Patton

There are many conspiracy theories about the events of World War II. One of the most controversial is the death of George Smith Patton Jr.. Patton began his military career leading cavalry troops against Mexican forces and became the first officer assigned to the new U.S. Army Tank Corps during World War I. He was […] More

Pappy Takes Micklin Up In The Trainer

“The Fastest Gun” is one of the most iconic episodes in the American television series Baa Baa Black Sheep that was later broadcast as Black Sheep Squadron. In the episode, Maj. Greg “Pappy” Boyington (played by Robert Conrad) takes Sgt. Micklin (played by Red West) for a ride on the trainer. A scene where Micklin […] More

5 Reasons The Mosquito Was Probably the Best WWII Fighter

In an aerial battlefield of steel and fire, what would you do if you were asked to fight with a wooden aircraft? Crazy as it may sound, an aircraft made almost entirely out of wood fought during the World War II, and it was called the Mosquito. The Mosquito was mocked and ridiculed by most […] More

Apple Cannon VS B-17 Flying Fortress Model Plane

Want to see a historically accurate presentation of how the B-17 bomber (also known as the Flying Fortress) works? The guys from the YouTube channel FliteTest did not only built a B-17 for it to fly, but they’ve also tested it as a target by firing apples from air cannons. At first, you’ll be amazed […] More

Merlin V12 Car Shows Off Raw Power For Spectators

Ever wonder how the Rolls-Royce Merlin lived through time? This British liquid-cooled V-12 piston aero engine was initially known as the PV-12. In 1933, it first ran as a private venture. Later on, it was called Merlin and completed its first production in 1936. Merlin was one of the most successful aircraft engines of the […] More

XP-82 Twin Mustang Takes To The Skies

After more than a decade of labor and a lot of money spent on the restoration of the XP-82 Twin Mustang, it finally took its first flight at the 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The master aircraft restorer Tom Reilly was responsible for the amusement brought by the aircraft. A lot of people thought they would […] More

Rare Inside Look of the B-36J Peacemaker

It’s not all that often you get to see the inside of an aircraft like this. The B36J Peacemaker was a very large prop bomber that came in from about 1949- 1959. It was made by Convair and had the largest wingspan of any other aircraft ever created. It had a huge range, and 4 […] More

P-47 Thunderbolt Test Fires All Guns

The Thunderbolt has to be one of the most beloved aircraft of World War Two and for good reason. It was tough and it had tons of firepower. It was also a big aircraft and was shaped like a milk jug, that’s why I got the nickname the jug. In this clip we found you […] More

Pearl Harbor Movie- What They Got Wrong

A Lot Yes, today marks the anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese empire on December 7th 1941. And of course, as you might have seen the movie Pearl Harbor, you may have noticed some things that were off. A lot of people who are World War II history buffs can point […] More