Vought F4U Corsair

Corsair Fighter 1944 450x330

The Vought F4U Corsair was originally built in 1940 and went on to see the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history. During WWII, the Japanese Zero pilots considered the Corsair to be formidable, with many fearing it far more than the P-51 Mustang.

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WASP

Elizabeth L. Gardner WASP Women Airforce Service Pilots 450x330

It’s a little known fact that during the Second World War, a number of American female pilots made their way to England to fly Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). They started flying in 1940, long before America joined the war, and although they weren’t sent into combat, they were…

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