Tag Archives: World War II

Past, Present & Future: Opportunities For Women Aviators of All Ages

by Kristine Reigel Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Since the earliest days of aviation, women have been involved. From the first female mechanic in 1902, to the Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) of World War II, the first … Continue reading

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Living WWII Tuskegee Fighter Pilot’s Triumph Against Nazis Abroad & Racism At Home

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – “Colored people aren’t accepted as airline pilots.” The “negro type has not the proper reflexes to make a first-class fighter pilot.” These were the degrading sentiments that faced eighteen-year-old … Continue reading

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“Turret Tales” Author, Judie Ohm Will Be At Oshkosh 2019

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Attention all history buffs! You need to meet Judie Ohm at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, and get a copy of “Turret Tales,” about S/Sgt Doug Ward of Mondovi, … Continue reading

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Second Arsenal of Democracy To Take Flight In 2020

Published In Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The Arsenal of Democracy Executive Planning Committee has announced that it is planning a second Arsenal of Democracy Flyover that will take place on Friday, May 8, 2020, to … Continue reading

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The Vets Turn Out For B-29 “Doc” & “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue World War II B-29 pilot and author, Richard Thomsen of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, enjoyed the afternoon airshow at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh featuring the B-29s “Doc” and “FiFi.” Thomsen wrote the book “Learning to … Continue reading

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Last Surviving Doolittle Raider & B-25 Mitchell Bombers Highlight Events Commemorating 75th Anniversary of Doolittle Raid

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue DAYTON, OHIO – On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they launched 16 B-25B Mitchell medium bombers – without fighter escort – from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS … Continue reading

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National Naval Aviation Museum – Pensacola… Selecting, Collecting, Preserving & Displaying Naval Aviation History

by Dave Weiman Since the 20th century, “Naval Aviation” has played a crucial role in combat. Eclipsing the battleship as the decisive weapon in war at sea, “aircraft carriers” have projected their powerful air wings, striking with surprise at enemy … Continue reading

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Connecting With The Past, While Helping Others Locate A WWII Veteran

In 1981, pilot Douglas J. Tomas of East Troy, Wisconsin, began research on his great-uncle, TSgt. Charles L. Berg, who was killed when his U.S. Army Air Corps B-24 Liberator was shot down over Vicenza in northeastern Italy on December … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Heroes – “Ready, Willing & Able!”

by Douglas J. Tomas In 1981, I began my research on my great-uncle, TSgt. Charles L. Berg, who had been shot down and killed in action over Italy in 1943. Charles was an employee of Gisholt Machine Co. in Madison, … Continue reading

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Saving Lives… All In A Day’s Work!

Chicago’s lakefront was the start of it all. As a youngster, Joe Furman’s dad took him to see the Grumman Hellcats firing their 50 caliber machine guns into the lake on shore, from a hardstand at night. The stream of … Continue reading

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