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How the Navajo Nation helped the Soviet Union by decreasing a combat readiness of the Strategic Air Command

In the 60’s SAC began an extensive training on low level flight to give its pilots much needed skills to penetrate Soviet radar coverage and to avoid being shot down by anti-air defences. There were a special training routes set … Continue reading

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LeMay’s first flight to Germany

Piece of air war over Europe history. 305th Bomb Group in January of 1943. The first raids were flied in December 1942 and LeMay still developing his doctrine of using the bombers in tight formations. Luftwaffe has not transferred yet … Continue reading

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Nuclear deterrence and its effects

Reading through Phillip S. Meilinger’s monograph “Bomber, The Formation and Early Years of Strategic Air Command” I stumbled upon an interesting idea. He writes that: “And, of course, technology was central to the development of atomic weapons themselves. The bombs … Continue reading

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For educational purposes

Many of the amateur researchers or those who just interested in history doesn’t know that there’s a plenty of possibilities to acquire a book, thesis, manual or even an actual document regarding the object of interest. As to an US … Continue reading

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Strategic Air Command and Atomic Diplomacy

A thesis for those who interested in whether US was capable of using an atomic weapons in Korean war or not and what role Curtis LeMay had played in the nuclear diplomacy of Truman. When the situation on a Korean peninsula became dire … Continue reading

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Custers: From Horses to Jet Fighters

Did you knew how many descendants of a Custer family served in the US Army since the death of theirs famous ancestor? Well, I’ve dig some books and websites of some American genealogical societies and want to share what I’ve … Continue reading

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