Air Power History

A journal of air and space history

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 3, Fall

Bombing and the Air War on the Italian Front, 1915-1918
During the First World War, air operations were on a much smaller scale on the Italian front than in France and Flanders. Italian fighter pilots claimed to have shot down fewer than one-tenth the number of enemy aircraft officially credited to German...
Eugene M. Zuckert
1911-2000 Eugene M. Zuckert, a Washington, D.C. attorney and former Secretary of the Air Force (1961-1965), died of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital on June 5, 2,000. He had a heart ailment. Born on November 9, 1911, in New York City, Mr....
From the Editor
In this issue we begin with a poignant account of valor during the Korean War. Col. Paul C. Fritz, USAF (Ret.) relates his personal experiences as a member of the famed Kyushu Gypsy Squadron of C-47s that was instrumental in the rescue of United Nations...
Letters
Kudos and Comments on the Korean War--Summer 2000--Issue The Summer 2000 issue of Air Power History is a beautiful job--an important and extremely attractive addition to our nation's military history. Thanks. Martin Wolfe, Haverford, Pennsylvania...
Lightning Saved
Lockheed built 9,925 P-38 Lightnings at its Burbank, California, plant and Consolidated Vultee another 113 in Nashville, Tennessee, under license. [1] Today, approximately twenty-two aircraft remain in museums or private ownership. Only four are early...
Monday, December 8, 1941, at Clark Field
It is hard to remember for sure, but this is the way one second lieutenant bombardier from the 19th Bomb Group remembers it. I was a small town boy from Frewsburg, N.Y. (Chautauqua County). I graduated from high school at age sixteen in 1933. I went...
Origins of Hypersonic Propulsion: A Personal History
It is not easy to be ahead of the times. For a number of years, that stood to be the fate of a small community of propulsion experts. [1] They had invented and nurtured the scramjet, an engine that they knew would offer a path to the ultimate airplane-one...
The Kyushu Gypsy Squadron in Korea
Early on Sunday morning, June 25, 1950, North Korea's Kim II Sung unleashed his military forces across the 38th parallel to overwhelm and reunite South Korea and end the peninsula's division between the Communists and Allies since World War II. The...