“It was an odd time. I felt it was demeaning to do housework when I knew I was capable of something else…"
His final book is one he hopes will allow his children to hear their father's voice in its pages long after he's gone
The Empire State inherited a huge hunk of its soul from the Netherlands
“Having a rose named Never Forget will be a reminder and help to perpetuate the message that we must never forget; that we are united with and honor all those served and sacrificed on behalf of America in times of war and armed conflict"
When bombs began exploding prematurely over Vietnam, killing aircrews, the cause was traced to faulty fuzes, but more would die before a solution was found
The esteemed 20th-century writer demanded that White society accept its culpability in the betrayal of Black people
‘Why Were Aircraft Markings for the U.S. Army Air Forces Only Applied on the Top Side of the Left Wing?’
A closer look at why American aircraft had distinctive markings and the purpose it served during World War II
In his memoir, excerpted in LIFE magazine in January 1971, Khrushchev writes that the 1962 crisis was a “triumph of Soviet foreign policy and a personal triumph"
Piloting X-15s to a record Mach 6.7 and the fringes of space, U.S. Air Force Major Pete Knight earned the Harmon Trophy and nickname “Speedy Pete”
The town is steeped in the Confederate history so predominant in the South, but the area’s waterways made it a pivotal route on the Underground Railroad
The Mark 22 achieved the only successful downing of an enemy aircraft by naval gunfire during the Vietnam War