Author: Kariann

Restoring WWII replica plane, once used in movies, in Latham | Warbird Factory

COLONIE — Inside a hangar at Albany International Airport sits a replica aircraft whose past life included Canadian military service and Hollywood movie gigs. Next up, the plane will be used to educate the public about Pearl Harbor and the lasting impact that attack had on World War II. Tora 101, a Japanese Zero movie…
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A History of WW2 Airplanes

Combat aircrafts that were everyday companions to airmen in the World War II generation have become extraordinary treasures to many in the next generations. The United States produced more than 300,000 airplanes in WWII. Museums across the country have preserved and display these airplanes; some are exhibited in public spaces like Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport,…
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How WWII Fighter Planes Worked

“A date that will live in infamy.” That is how U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt described December 7, 1941. On that fateful day, a little before 8:00 a.m., the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in a preemptive strike meant to cripple the United States before they could join the Allied Forces in World War…
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