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Latest Issue: August 2014

Features

Sabre Rattling
An ace in two wars, John Bolt was a gifted F-86 Sabre and Vought Corsair pilot. Robert F Dorr describes his exploits.

Memphis Belle
Ben Dunnell presents the first in a two-part feature looking back on the filming of 1990’s Memphis Belle.

THE WOODEN WONDER
A special section dedicated to de Havilland’s finest wartime creation, the legendary Mosquito

NORWEGIAN MOSSIES
The first ‘Free European’ squadron to use the Mosquito was manned by Norwegians, as Andrew Thomas describes.

KINGS OF THE NIGHT
We document the ‘race’ between the first two Mosquito night-fighter units to achieve the type’s first ‘kill’.

FLYING COLOURS
Seven Mosquitos are profiled by artist Pete West.

SWANSONG
Navigator Flt Lt Dennis C Wanklyn remembers his posting with 81 Squadron during the last days of the Mosquito.

MOSQUITO ALIVE
Nigel Price describes a unique warbird formation flight that recently took place in Virginia.

Spotlight Vought Corsair

Origin and History
We scrutinize the type’s history.

Corsair in Profile
Pete West artwork of a Corsair that flew with the US Marine Corps.

Men Behind the Corsair
Vought F4U pilots share their memories with James P Busha.

Contemporaries Compared
The Corsair is compared with two other fighters used in similar roles.

In Combat
US Marine Corps night-fighter ‘ops’ over Korea.

Warriors
Andrew Thomas describes the role of RNZAF Corsairs after VJ-Day.

Regulars

Swallow’s Return
A rare British two-seater is flying again. Geoff Jones talked to its pilot.

FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Readers’ letters and dates for your diary.

Airshow
Trips to events at Duxford, Virginia Beach in the US and La Ferté-Alais in France.

From The Workshop
We visit the Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford which is close to returning Bristol Blenheim G-BPIV to the air.

Air¬fields – Rutland
Ken Ellis takes us on a tour of Rutland as he samples the airfield heritage of his home turf.

Finals
D-Day salute.

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