Elvis and the Learjet – Part Three

Five years quickly passed by since the wedding of Elvis and Priscilla Presley in Vegas. Lisa Marie was born on February 1, 1968. Now it is the end of April […]

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Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit – Warbird Wednesday Episode #129

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are visiting an intriguing heavy strategic bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber. The B-2 is a flying wing […]

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Elvis and the Learjet – Part Two

In the early morning of May 1, 1967, Elvis and Priscilla were issued a marriage license at the Las Vegas Courthouse. Just before 10:00 AM, the couple was officially married […]

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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark – Warbird Wednesday Episode #128

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are visiting another strategic bomber aircraft, the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark. The F-111 was produced in the 1960s, pioneering several technologies, including variable swept […]

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Elvis and the Learjet – Part One

Elvis and the Learjet – As told to Stan Stokes by Clay Lacy Part One   On May 1, 1967, Elvis Presley and Pricilla Beaulieu were married in Las Vegas […]

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Rockwell B-1B Lancer – Warbird Wednesday Episode #127

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are paying a visit to one of the three strategic bombers serving in the US Air Force, the Rockwell B-1B Lancer. This supersonic bomber […]

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Turner and Briggs

Andrew Turner enlisted into the US Army on October 8, 1942 as a member of class 42-I-SE at Tuskegee, Alabama. He received his wings and was inducted into the US […]

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress – Warbird Wednesday #126

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are visiting an aircraft that is still in use today, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. This subsonic, jet-powered strategic/nuclear bomber was first produced in 1952 […]

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Tuskegee’s First Five

Tuskegee’s first five cadets to receive their wings and become official US Army Air Force pilots were in Class 42C-SE. This group of black pilots completed their pilot training on […]

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Convair B-58 Hustler – Warbird Wednesday Episode #125

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are visiting the first operational bomber that was capable of Mach 2 flight, the Convair B-58 Hustler. This American aircraft entered service in 1960 […]

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Robert Diez

Robert Deiz was born on June 17, 1919, in Portland, Oregon.   Prior to World War II, in the late 1930s, Diez enrolled in the Civilian Pilot Training Program at […]

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Boeing B-47 Stratojet – Warbird Wednesday Episode #124

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are switching gears and visiting a nuclear bomber, the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, also known as the Model 450. The sleek-looking B-27 Stratojet showcased newly […]

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