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  • WWII in color: Rare photos from 1942 show Flying Fortress

    03/19/2013 5:44:56 PM PDT · by Doogle · 136 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 03/19/13 | Snejana Farberov
    Millions of poignant black-and-white photos have come out of the World War Two era, but it is not often that scenes from the deadliest conflict in human history can be seen in living color. In 1942, LIFE Magazine sent Margaret Bourke-White, one of its four original staff photographers and the first female photojournalist accredited to cover WWII, to take pictures of the VIII Bomber Command, commonly known as the Eighth Air Force or The Mighty 8th. The photographs, executed in brilliant hues that make them look almost like oil paintings, put on full display the massive American B-24s and B-17s...
  • There were TWO UFO crashes at Roswell, claims former Air Force official who says he was there

    08/07/2012 9:25:37 PM PDT · by LucyT · 77 replies
    DailyMailOnline UK ^ | 6 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Sixty-five years after a UFO allegedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, a retired Air Force official has spoken out to say that not only did the shocking incident really happen – but it happened twice. an unusual object fell from the sky and crashed to the ground in Roswell. Military authorities issued a press release after the shocking incident, saying: ‘The many rumours regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc.’ But, just...
  • 8th Air Force transfers nonbomber units, continues nuclear enterprise transformation

    10/02/2009 10:49:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 389+ views
    Global Security.org ^ | 10/01/2009 | Maj. Richard Komurek
    Officials from 8th Air Force here reached a milestone in nuclear enterprise transformation Oct. 1 with the transfer of nonbomber units to 9th Air Force and 12th Air Force. Under this unit reassignment, 12th Air Force officials at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., gains control of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, Calif.; the 55th Wing at Offutt AFB, Neb.; and the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker AFB, Okla. Officials from 9th Air Force at Shaw AFB, S.C., is now responsible for the 116th Air Control Wing at Robbins AFB, Ga.; and the 819th RED HORSE at Malmstrom...