November 1996

Vol. 79, No. 11

Valor: Men Against the Sea

The B-29 crew bailed out over the Bay of Bengal, where no air-sea rescue submarines were on station. Raw courage and a stroke of luck brought most of them through.

History on the Wing

A dedicated group, the Confederate Air Force, brings aviation history to life.

AFA 1996 National Convention

AFA recalls the first fifty years of the Air Force Association during its 1996 National Convention and Technology Exposition.


National aerospace, best crew, citations of honor, and other awards announced during AFA’s 1996 National Convention.


Strong Spirit “No military authority I know of argues that the twenty-one B-2s currently approved and funded represent an adequate modern bomber force. Secretary of Defense [William J.] Perry and Air Force Chief of Staff [Gen. Ronald R.] Fogleman are...