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May 2015

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How to Become a Ball Turret Gunner

To learn to shoot from a bomber, World War II airmen went to the movies.

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The Army Back Home

How Roosevelt’s fireside chat changed American culture.

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The Day After D-Day

When the beaches were won, P-47 Thunderbolts were ready to take the air war to the ground.

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Voices of the Veterans

Fighter pilots, crew chiefs, bombardiers, and factory workers: All had tales to tell.

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The War’s Oddest Dogfight

Over the Atlantic in 1943, it was a battle of the bombers.

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Kursk

The greatest tank battle in history might have ended differently had it not been for the action in the air.

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What the Movies Taught Us About World War II

The biggest war in human history inspired hundreds of movies. One of them had to be the best.

Departments

Soundings

The Real Helicopter Parents

Interview

A&S Interview: Charlie Sobeck

Kepler’s mission team is rewarded for ushering in the Era of the Exoplanet with the 2015 NASM Trophy.

Technically Speaking

Launch. Recover. Repeat

If Reusable Launch Vehicles become a reality, it won’t be thanks to NASA.

Above & Beyond

A Crater of Cosmic Proportions

Oldies and Oddities

My Dad’s Moon Vision

In the Museum

Hundreds of Holes in Flak-Bait