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    WW II Fighters 2020

    WW II Fighters 2020

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    COLUMNS

    4 ‹ Editorial
    82 ‹ Tailview


    FEATURES

    6 ‹ Hellcat versus Corsair
    Grumman test pilot flies the competition
    By Corky Meyer

    18 ‹ Flying the FW 190
    A legend gets checked out in the Butcher Bird
    By Capt. Eric Brown

    30 ‹ South Pacific Warrior
    A rare combat Mustang
    By Robert "Cricket" Renner

    38 ‹ Me 262 Mach 1 Mystery
    Did the Reich get there first?
    By Walter Boyne

    50 ‹ Lightning Ace!
    P-38 legend Robin Olds
    By Robin Olds via Christina Olds

    58 ‹ Gunfighter of the Rising Sun
    A Zero pilot’s own story
    By Ron Werneth

    66 ‹ The Best WW II Fighter
    Which was number one?
    By Corky Meyer


    DEPARTMENTS
    64 ‹ In Theater

    46 ‹ Gallery
    Supermarine Spitfire
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    Flight Journal February 2023

    Flight Journal February 2023

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    FEATURES
    The Last Combat
    F-117s Over Baghdad
    The Original “Old Crow”
    Flying for “Devotion”
    First Bridge

    REGULARS
    Editorial
    Gallery: Fairchild 24
    Tailview
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    Flight Journal December 2022

    Flight Journal December 2022

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    FEATURES
    Ruthless Jug Jockey
    Flying with the 317th Fighter Squadron
    By Lt. George Novotny, USAAF (Ret.),
    as told to and written by James P. Busha

    Quick Draw McGraw
    FM-2 Wildcat action in the battle of Leyte Gulf
    by Capt. Joe D. McGraw, USN (Ret.),
    as told to and written by James P. Busha

    Marvelous Mustangs
    Pilots of the 78th FG trade in their
    P-47s for P-51s—and love them!
    By Frank Oiler, First Lt. USAAC (Ret.),
    as told to and written by James P. Busha

    Bombing the Bombers
    Me 262s take desperate measures
    against the Allies
    By J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek

    Dark Blue
    Royal Navy Corsairs—the first to
    fly from carriers
    By Clive Rowley, MBE RAF (Ret.)

    Ruff Stuff
    Memories of an early war
    South Pacific fighter pilot
    By Major Norbert C. Ruff USAF (Ret.),
    as told to and written by James P. Busha

    Ivans & Indians
    Fighting the Allies with a Fw 190
    By Norbert Hannig, Luftwaffe Lt. Colonel (Ret.),
    as told to and written by James P. Busha

    Early Channel Battles
    Spitfires fend off Me 109s
    By John Starkey

    Samurai Survivor
    Zero Ace Saburo Sakai
    By Kelly Bell

    REGULARS

    Editorial
    In Theater:
    The Fighting 56th
    By Stan Piet

    In Theater:
    A Pacific Kodak Moment
    By Frederick A. Johnsen

    Tailview
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    Flight Journal October 2022

    Flight Journal October 2022

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    FEATURES
    Risinger Raid
    It seemed like a good idea
    at the time
    By Maj. Gen. Don Shepperd, USAF (Ret.)

    Desert Comanches
    P-40 combat over North Africa
    By Col. Wayne E. “Fox” Rhynard, USAF (Ret.),
    As told to and written by James P. Busha

    Flying History into the Future
    The new generation of warbird pilots, restorers & mechanics
    By Jan Tegler

    Bombing in the Beast
    Ben Case and the SB2C Helldiver
    By Robert F. Dorr

    Annihilator 23's Six-Hour Fight
    OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilots
    battle Afghan insurgents
    By Jan Tegler

    REGULARS

    Editorial

    Gallery: Timm N2T-1
    Ed and Dustin Newberg keep one of the world’s first composite aircraft flying
    By Jan Tegler

    In Theater:
    Alaskan Miracle Bird
    By Robert F. Dorr

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    Flight Journal August 2022

    Flight Journal August 2022

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    FEATURES
    Combat Veteran
    Spitfire AB910 flew 143 wartime operations and has amazing stories to tell
    By Clive Rowley, MBE RAF (Ret.)

    Stinson SR5A Reliant
    Harry Ballance’s pursuit of perfection
    By Jan Tegler

    Covert Lightning
    The A-Model F-35
    By Ted Carlson

    Breitling Dials Up a Unique Formation
    A Mustang, Mosquito, Corsair and Warhawk bring the Super AVI collection to life
    By Jan Tegler

    A Month Like No Other
    The epic final days of Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille
    By Robert Tate

    REGULARS
    Editorial

    Gallery: Albatros D.Va
    By Gene DeMarco

    In Theater: The Spoils of War
    By Stan Piet

    Tailview
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    Flight Journal June 2022

    Flight Journal June 2022

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    FEATURES
    Test-flying
    the Hellcat
    A test pilot’s trials and tribulations
    in Grumman’s WW II masterpiece
    By Corky Meyer

    Taming the
    “Wooden Wonder”
    Mike Spalding flies the Military Aviation
    Museum’s DeHavilland DH-98 Mosquito
    By Jan Tegler

    Jug Ace
    High-scoring P-47 Thunderbolt pilot
    Lt. Col. Robert “Bob” S. Johnson
    By Clive Rowley, MBE RAF (Ret.)

    Riff Raff
    The Hawker Sea Fury that forced
    an astronaut back down to Earth
    By Jan Tegler

    Last Man Out
    Miracle in the South China Sea
    by Paul Novak

    REGULARS

    Editorial

    In Theater: What they wore
    By Robert F. Dorr and Charles E. DiSipio

    Gallery: Me 163 Komet
    By Heath Moffatt

    Tailview
    Sixteen Hours in “Old Crow”
    By Jan Tegler
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    Flight Journal April 2022

    Flight Journal April 2022

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    FEATURES

    High-Time Hog Driver
    Inside the cockpit with Lt. Col. John Marks,
    the Air Force’s most experienced A-10 pilot
    By Jan Tegler

    Aerial Refueling
    with a Drone
    In the cockpit with the first aircrew ever to
    refuel in flight from an uncrewed tanker
    By Jan Tegler

    Nighthawk
    Under cover of darkness, Britain’s Hawker
    Hurricane hunts for prey
    By Clive Rowley, MBE RAF (Ret.)

    Dive-Bombing Mustangs
    The forgotten A-36
    By Walter Boyne

    Electric Flight Takes Off
    A bright future for cleaner, quieter,
    next-gen power
    By Tom Atwood

    REGULARS

    Editorial

    Gallery
    Taylor Aerocar
    By Dave Unwin

    Tailview
    An interview with
    Jimmy Doolittle
    By David Walsh



    ON THE COVER: Flying in darkness, single-seat, non-radar-equipped Hawker Hurricanes fl ew with RAF Fighter Command night-fi ghter squadrons, their pilots attempting to intercept and destroy German bombers attacking targets in England in in 1941. RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane Mk IIC PZ865, fl own here by Group Captain Matt Peterson MBE. (Photo by John Dibbs/Facebook.com/ theplanepicture with eff ects by Betty Nero)
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    Flight Journal February 2022

    Flight Journal February 2022

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    FEATURES
    Winds of Fate
    Mustang pilots fly rocket attacks over Iwo Jima
    By Brian Walter

    That’s Close Enough!
    Captain Tom Dwelle’s DFC-winning mission to save an Army convoy
    By Jan Tegler

    REACH
    A C-17 aircrew’s dramatic flights during the fall of Kabul
    By Jan Tegler

    Sturmovik Killer!
    Top scoring Fw 190 ace Otto "Bruno" Kittel
    By Clive Rowley, MBE RAF (Ret.)

    Spirits in the Sky
    B-2 Stealth Bombers can do it all—unseen!
    By Ted Carlson

    REGULARS
    Editorial

    Gallery
    The Forgotten Stinson: Model A Tri-motor
    By Xavier Méal

    Tailview
    First Victory
    By Col. C. E. “Bud” Anderson
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