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Bob Hoover Escape in Fw-190

By Jolly on July 29, 2011 in Nature of the Beast

I recently returned from Oshkosh (trip report to follow) and had the privilege of hearing the legendary FU Hero Bob Hoover tell his story about escaping from Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany and stealing a Fw-190.Read More >

Band of Brothers With P-47s

By Rowdy on April 8, 2011 in Nature of the Beast

We got an e-mail from Bob Dorr about his book "Hell Hawks!" Here's the request we got from Bob. "I'm asking friends help with a challenging goal -- to keep the hardbound edition of "HELL HAWKS!Read More >

Ironmen Farewell

By Rowdy on April 1, 2010 in Nature of the Beast

Two major farewells occur at Langley AFB, Virginia in mid-June.  The last F-15 squadron at Langley, the 71st Fighter Squadron Ironmen, is closing and, with that, the F-15 Eagle will also end it's stay at the base.Read More >

Fighter Pilots, Weapons of State.

By Rowdy on March 1, 2010 in Nature of the Beast

Almost thirty years ago, eight fighter pilots flew a mission that drastically changed the direction of history. That mission reverberated around the world.Read More >

Before There Were Fighter Planes

By Rowdy on September 14, 2009 in Nature of the Beast

I was wondering what fighter pilots did before there were fighter planes. It's not like the age old question, which came first, the chicken or the egg?Read More >

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