Check Six

Looking back at historic or gripping moments of airpower.

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The Battle of Britain. During a trip to London in April 1941, Hap Arnold looked up and wrote in his journal: “Air combat over London at 20,000 feet or more. Ribbons of condensed vapor twisting and intertwining over the city. Real sky writing, but who wins?”

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Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 19, 1944. American and Japanese fight above Task Force 58.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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B-29 being reloaded, WWII.

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The Battle of Crete, May 1941. German Paratroopers jump from Junkers JU 52s.

B-17s in "Flak so thick you could almost taxi around on it."

B-17s in “Flak so thick you could almost taxi around on it.” October 7, 1944.

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