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September 2003

News…News…News
Warbird fatalities; Duxford's new 'Tankbuster' Hurricane; Concorde deliveries; Catalinas on the move; Starships for museums; Stirling and Whitley parts recovered; Provosts back in the air; Curtiss P-40 rebuild; Boeing 307 Stratoliner rolled out; New hangar and restored B-29 unveiled in New England, more of Saddam's relics and much, much, more!

Ship-Busting Double Bill
Don Darbyshire recounts a Pacific War air-sea epic and Warren E Thompson tells of the hell-raising missions of the 345th Bomb Group.

Out in Style
David W Vernon relates his final days as a fighter pilot in the RAF during 1950.

What's New - Reviews

Century of Flight - September

Museum - Friends of the Few
Ken Ellis visits the exceptional Shoreham Aircraft Museum.

From the Workshop - Special
Craig P Justo describes the amazing 27-year rebuild of a Boomerang fighter and presents a directory of warbird restorations underway in Australia.

CockpitFest 2003
Reporting from this year's gathering of the cockpits.

Spirit of Speke
Preserved BAe Jetstream 41 is taking shape at Liverpool - Ken Ellis tells of progress so far.

Mosquito Photo Recce
Latest in our 'Men Behind the Medals' series, Graham Pitchfork highlights the flying career of 'Mossie' navigator Frank Baylis.

Over Here
US Airfields of the 'mid-shires': Berks, Bucks, Herts, Middlesex and Oxfordshire.

Express Delivery!
The tale of a rocket-boosted Boeing B-17G's departure from a barley field in Hertfordshire.

'Ops' Board - Events calendar and web sites

FlyPost - Mail Bag

From the Paintshop
Jarrod Cotter tells of an EE Lightning epic.

Glory Days
A portfolio from the deck of HMS Eagle.

Airshow
Reports from Old Warden, East Fortune, Waddington, Duxford's Flying Legends, Fighter 'Aces' Symposium and the Spitfire Day, RIAT's 100 Years of Flight, plus forthcoming dates.

Special Fold-out Section
Battling for Britain - North Weald at War. We turn the spotlight on the famous Essex fighter station. Starts on page 71.

Soviet Supreme
Jarrod Cotter tells the story of the world's sole airworthy Lavochkin La-9 - from China to the UK to New Zealand


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