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Welcome to the “The Flight Deck”, a informative Newsletter from American Mystique, your headquarters for premium Leather Bomber Jackets and other fine jackets for men and women.
We extend a warm welcome to you and hope you will enjoy the details and fun facts “The Flight Deck” will bring to you every month. Monthly historical facts, military history, neat images, and engaging information as we hit the flight path. We hope you will enjoy reading The Flight Deck.
Aircraft of the Month
The SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber
Air Crews called her “Slow but Deadly”. The SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber was one of the American instruments of war the Japanese truly feared in the early going of the Pacific War after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. That fear was realized during the battle of Midway on June 4th, 1942. The Philippines had just been lost and the Japanese Navy was running wild in the Pacific and it looked like nothing would stop them. The SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber not only played a pivotal role in the Battle of Midway, sinking four first line Japanese Carriers, but the “Slow but Deadly” performance provided the turning point of the entire war towards the American side. The SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers and her crews put a hurt on the Japanese Navy it did not recover from and prevented the invasion of Midway Island and perhaps Hawaii.
Fun Facts for August
Albert Einstein reluctantly writes his letter to President Franklin Roosevelt about his fear concerning Nazi Germany’s work in the Atomic Physics field. Einstein suggested that the United States work to build some Atomic Device or Bomb before the Germans can build theirs. Einstein’s letter results in the “Manhattan Project”, that develops the first Atomic Bomb.
The famous Wagon Box Fight near Fort Phil Kearney in present day Wyoming. Armed with the new Sharps Rifle (the rifle you could load on Sunday and shoot all week). The woodcutters and soldiers held off a vicious attack by Chief Red Cloud and his Sioux Warriors.
Saw the Iraqi army invade Kuwait. This invasion was seen by the world as vicious and cruel, and the United States answered with a massive buildup and invasion to free the Kuwait. This was called Desert Storm, a 100-hour war that defeated Iraq.
In Los Angeles, Ca, Riots in the Watts District touch off a wave of horror. It is believed it was started by an incident between a Black Motorist and California highway Patrol Officer. The Riot caused some $225 million in damages and 34 Deaths.
The Tin Lizzie Motor Car, known as the Model T went into production in August 1908. It changed the way American lived then and even today.
U.S. Marines Land on Guadalcanal and begin long battle against Japanese land and naval forces. Just a few months after the Battle of Midway, just 8 months after the Attack on Pearl Harbor, America takes to the offensive and never loses it.
The U.S. Coast Guard is Created. Happy Birthday!
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