Military & Aerospace History

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Kevin Billings, former assistant secretary of the US Air Force for installations, environment & logistics, and president & CEO of Legation Strategies, discusses the reconstitution of the Royal Air Force’s 601 Squadron and the legacy of unit pilot Billy Fiske during a May 4 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Washington. Fiske was a two-time US Olympian who enlisted in the RAF and was killed in action during WWII while serving with the unit.

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Tim Huetter, spokesman for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, discusses the Red Barn, the building where The Boeing Company was born and where some of the history’s most iconic military and commercial aircraft were designed with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Boeing donated the building to the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.

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In February 1861, U.S. Army Assistant Surgeon Bernard J.D. Irwin defied long distance and a snow storm to ensure that soldiers wounded in the nation’s first major battle with the Apaches at Apache Pass, Arizona, could get medical care. He then joined the fight and helped to break the siege, unwittingly carving his own path to the first-ever Congressional Medal of Honor in doing so.

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