Today is the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s historic New York to Paris flight on May 20, 1927. If you want to see some outstanding documentary films of the event, visit this page, click on Contact, and watch the films in order.
If you want to hear first-person accounts of the mission to rescue Roger Locher from North Vietnam, you’ll want to listen to these two interviews. The first is with ace Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, and the second is with Brigadier General Dale Stovall.
For more exciting and inspirational interviews, please visit the Ready For Takeoff podcast.
Here’s a great video detailing the history of the River Rats.
The U.S. Army Air Corps 99th Pursuit Squadron, the famed Tuskegee Airmen, was inaugurated 75 years ago today, March 22. The all-black squadron received numerous awards, flying their red-tail fighters.
Happy anniversary, Red-Tails!
The Escadrille Americaine was established 100 years ago today, March 20, 1916. The Lafayette Escadrille Memorial located just outside Paris (shown above) honors the 68 American pilots who died flying for the French during the First World War.