Who was Eddie Rickenbacker?

Introduction Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (08 October 1890 to 23 July 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and a Medal of Honour recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was the United States’ most successful fighter ace in the war and is considered to have received the most awards for valour by an… Read More


What was the Doolittle Raid (1942)?

Introduction The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, was an air raid on 18 April 1942 by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Honshu during World War II. It was the first air operation to strike the Japanese archipelago. It demonstrated that the Japanese mainland was vulnerable… Read More

Reluctant Wants…

“There are no reluctant leaders. A real leader must really want the job.” Lieutenant General Ira C. Baker (Retired) (1896-1987) He commanded the US 8th Army Air Force and later the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces during World War II. Near war’s end, he served at the Pentagon as Deputy Commanding General of the Army Air… Read More