Interview with ‘Woodie’ Spears, Tuskegee Airman Tuskegee Fighter Pilot, the late Lt. Leon ‘Woodie” Spears was born in Colorado in 1924. He earned his wings on June 24, 1944, with… Continue reading Tuskegee Airmen
By Jim Meide The first time I ever saw the Reid Hillview airport was around 1959. My father was stationed at Moffet Field at the time, in Squadron VF-124.… Continue reading A Personal History of Reid Hillview Airport
For thousands of years, the speed limit of transportation was no faster than Paul Revere’s famous ride in 1775. And the Pony Express quickly gave way as the steam and… Continue reading A Century of Flight
From Scientific American ( September 1933 )… A Steam Driven Airplane Two brothers, William J and George Besler recently installed a reciprocating steam engine in a conventional Travelair biplane, and… Continue reading What About Steam ?
Ninety-two years ago, on May 20, 1927, a 25-year-old airmail pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh departed Roosevelt field in New York and flew a modified Ryan monoplane solo to… Continue reading The Spirit of St. Louis
War comes to Berlin, August 1940 The late August weather in Berlin was cool for the time of year, but despite the chilly weather, the morale of the Berlin public… Continue reading The RAF brings the War to Berlin
At the beginning of 1942, America and its British ally were the underdogs fighting a two-front world war. After losing Singapore (and Tobruk in North Africa), Winston Churchill described 1942… Continue reading Doolittle Raid-April 1942
The following article was written many years ago by a young history teacher, Nick Tallentire, and his friend and artist, D.C. Penny. Mr. Tallentire collaborated with his friend, D.C. Penny,… Continue reading Battle of Britain