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Air Classics September 2022

 

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ON THE COVER:

Kodachrome view of a North American employee with ammunition for the top Bendix turret on a B-25C at the Inglewood factory. Other points of interest include the very fresh Olive Drab camouflage and the short-lived red surround to the national insignia. (Alfred T. Palmer)

 

 

FEATURES:

 

WAR OF THE PUGNACIOUS PUPS

Mustangs of the 355th Fighter Squadron during World War Two / by Steve Blake

 

UNIQUE SURVIVOR

Martin B-26 Marauder Flak-Bait is one of our most important surviving aircraft from WWII / by Alan C. Crouchman

 

COLORS OF WAR

More rare images of military aircraft in full color / by Michael O’Leary

 

MY TOUR WITH SPOOKY

The author transfers from modern jets to a Douglas AC-47 gunship / by William J. Pratt

 

BOMBER FACTORY

Rare color photographs taken by Alfred T. Palmer give an inside look at building the B-25 Mitchell / by Marshall Wainwright

 

WHEN THE MUSTANG WENT TO WAR

Concluding our history of the Allison-powered P-51 with the RAF / by Michael O’Leary

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER

 

WARBIRD & CLASSIC REPORT

International news involving classic aircraft / by Doug Fisher

 

LOG ENTRIES

Is it time for a national log book repository? / by Mark Bingham

 

FRIDAY NIGHT OLDIES

Early days of Warbird aircraft / by Doug Fisher

 

DOWN MEMORY’S RUNWAY

More aircraft from aviation’s glorious past / by Norm Taylor

 

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