The Biggest Fails in License Plate History
While vintage plates have grown popular, these older iterations show where officials got it wrong
Defend the <i>Intrepid</i>
It survived two wars, but now it faces another grave threat: the environment of New York City.
Aboard World War II Airplanes, It Was Strictly Smoking Allowed
Marlboro Country reached all the way up to 40,000 feet.
Did this Pilot Survive?
An old photo raises a nagging question.
How the Navy Tamed the “Killer Corsair”
A little piece of aluminum solved the WW2 fighter’s vicious behavior problem.
These Frankenplanes Are Built From Parts of Other Planes
Some monster aircraft were not born. They were bolted together from whatever lay at hand.
The Real Aerial Battles That Inspired Star Wars
Born one year before the end of World War II, George Lucas turned a boyhood fascination into a space epic.
Final Mission: Staging Japan’s Surrender
General Douglas MacArthur was a war hero—and an old soldier who knew how to put on a show.
POWs on The Day They Learned the War Was Won
Who were the airmen in John Swope’s famous photograph of the Omori prison camp?
When the RAF Buzzed Over Germany to Drown Out Nazi Broadcasts
The thundering mission that stifled the Germans during World War II
World War II’s Strangest Bombing Mission
The RAF knew how to cut the power on propaganda.
How the Curtiss P-40 Got That Wicked Shark Grin
The Tomahawk was not the first airplane to wear its trademark nose art.