Happy Housewife


The drone of the engines was almost hypnotizing. The itinerary said it would be around twelve hours before I arrived in Germany. In all the years I’ve traveled, this was the first time I had flown in anything but economy. The benefits of first class were obvious, especially the extra leg room. Except for the occasional bump in turbulence, the overstuffed, comfy chair gave me the feel of sitting in my recliner at home. The stewardess politely asked, “Would you like a refill of your wine, Mrs. Sheffield?” That was another perk, to be called by name. “Yes, thank you, Lynn,” I replied, looking at her name tag. I flashed her an appreciative smile….

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B-24 Liberator – B-25 Mitchell – B-26 Marauder


The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was a four-engine heavy bomber to medium-high wing (wing adopted a type known as a winger Davis, narrow and elongated, which became a distinctive feature comes along with the double oval). The Liberator was one of the most important American bombers. He finished the war as the plane from the US war constructed in as many examples in history; It was built, in fact, more than 18,000 specimens. It was, along with the B-17 Flying Fortress, the flagship bomber of the United States Army Air Force.The North American B-25 Mitchell was a twin-engine medium bomber manufactured by North American and mainly used by the USA…

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An American Flag in Guayama


This work is a study of the United States consular post in Guayama, Puerto Rico, 1828 through 1852. This diplomatic post was autonomous from the Spanish government and it responded directly to the U.S. State Department. It also operated independently from any other U.S. diplomatic post in Puerto Rico during this time. This research will analyze the institutional dynamics of a regional consular post as it developed in Guayama. It will use the diplomatic correspondence generated between the Guayama consulate and the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. Background information is necessarily limited to focus on the institutional analysis i…

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress


“We have the world’s most beautiful bomber.”So published the New York Times on the morning of July 29, 1935 after the previous day, the Model 299, the ancestor of one of the most famous aircraft of all time, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, had made its maiden flight to Seattle with the commands the chief test pilot of the Boeing, Leslie R. Tower. The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine plane of the heavy bomber class. Was used primarily by the Army Air Forces in the strategic bombing campaign against German targets industrial, civil and military. The 8th Air Force base in England and the 15th Air Force based in Italy joined the Bom…

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Grumman F4F Wildcat – Grumman F6F Hellcat . F4U Corsair


The Grumman F4F Wildcat was a single-engine fighter embarked to media wing developed by the US Air Force Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in the late thirties; produced between the end of the decade to the early forties was the main fighter, usually embarked on aircraft carriers, the United States Navy during 1941 and 1942, ie in the first year of participation in the Second World War and successor, as well as downward, the F3F, last of the US fighter biplanes Navy and Air Force of the entire United States of America. The Grumman F6F Hellcat was quickly developed as a standard fighter of the US Navy in World War II, he went into servi…

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