When his plane caught fire over Germany, RAF engineer Norman Jackson climbed onto the wing to put out the flames. The bomber, under attack, was flying 200 mph at 22,000 feet in frigid air.
Intel analyst Ed Keith left his desk duties to take part in combat operations and was severely wounded
A sinister plot by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels turned civilians into brutal murderers targeting Allied airmen who parachuted into Germany
From 1965 to 1967, Navy photographer Patrick Althizer took photos that vividly show the “controlled chaos” of aircraft takeoffs and landings.
In a few short weeks he downed 27 Axis aircraft. A deeply religious, nonsmoking teetotaler who eschewed profanity and possessed little more than a grade school education, George Beurling was obsessed with flying and shooting and confessed to love to partner his passions.