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6 Supermarine Spitfires in flight.
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Myanmar Spitfire Hunter Still Optimistic Despite Negative Reports

Posted January 19, 2013 by AFP

An archaeologist searching for dozens of Spitfires said to be buried in Myanmar is playing down doubts about the existence of the trove.

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A North American PBJ-1H Mitchell bomber of U.S. Marine Corps bomber squadron VMB-613 with its bomb bay doors open. (Photo by US Marine Corps)
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US Recovers Remains of 7 Marines Missing Since World War II Plane Crash

Posted October 4, 2012 by BNO News

The remains of seven US Marines who went missing when their aircraft crashed in Vanuatu in 1944 have been returned to their families.

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The B-25 "Grumpy". (Photo by Bryan Heim/NYCAviation)
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Mission Briefing: Doolittle Raiders 70th Anniversary Flight Prepares for Departure

Posted April 10, 2012 by Bryan Heim

The World War II B-25 bomber known as Grumpy will soon make a historic flight commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.

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The first Boeing 737-100 (N73700) in house colors. (Photo by Boeing)
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April 9th in Aviation History: Boeing 737′s First Test Flight, Air France Launches Second Concorde Route

Posted April 9, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Boeing flies the 737 for the first time, the first British-built Concorde flies, the Tupolev Tu-114 sets a world speed record for props, a Japanese plane flies to London, and more…

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British Airways and Iberia tails.
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April 8th in Aviation History: British Airways and Iberia Merge Business Operations, Engine Falls Off a BOAC 707

Posted April 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

British Airways and Iberia formally combine their businesses, an engine explodes and falls off of a BOAC Boeing 707 near Heathrow, a South African de Havilland Comet crashes in the Mediterranean, and more…

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Aero L-29 Delfin on display at the Museum of Hungarian Aviation.
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April 5th in Aviation History: The Death of Howard Hughes, Czechoslovakia’s First Jet Flies

Posted April 5, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Howard Hughes dies, North Korea launches a satellite, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 crashes in Georgia, and more…

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Tuskegee Airmen Bus Depot in New York
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New York City Transit Honors Tuskegee Airmen by Renaming Bus Depot

Posted March 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Metropolitan Transit Authority officials, along with local politicians, NYC Transit employees, surviving Tuskegee Airmen and their families gathered on Friday at the 100th Street Bus Depot in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan to rededicate the facility as the Tuskegee Airmen Bus Depot.

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The first Fairey Delta 2 (WG774) in original form landing at the 1956 Farnborough Air Show using its droop snoot
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March 10th in Aviation History: Fairey Delta 2 Becomes First Plane to Break 1,000 MPH

Posted March 10, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The first flight to exceed 1,000 mph, US forces firebomb Tokyo, the world’s first nighttime flight, and more…

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Space Shuttle Discovery touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, concluding its 39th and final mission
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March 9th in Aviation History: Space Shuttle Discovery Completes Final Mission

Posted March 9, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Space Shuttle Discovery completes its 39th and final mission, TWA Flight 553 crashes in Ohio, the US bombs Tokyo, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 18th

Posted November 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing’s first monoplane makes its first flight, the X-15 sets a Mach 6 speed record, the Battle of Berlin begins, and more…

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