World War II Planes

  • Airforce grows

    Airforce grows
    Roosevelt enlarges airforce
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    Aviation Innovations

  • World War II

    World War II
    WWII begins
  • Engines

    First turbo-engine used
  • B-24 Innovations

    B-24 Innovations
    First mass produced aircraft
  • B-17 Flying Fortress

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Improved bombing aircraft
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
  • USA Enters

    USA Enters
    USA declares war on Japan
  • Air Offensive

    Air Offensive
    First American air offensive in WWII
  • B-29 Innovations

    B-29 Innovations
    Increased range and bomb load
  • Atomic Bombs

    Atomic Bombs
    August 6-9
    B-29s drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Kamikazes

    First Kamikaze attack
  • Sound Barrier

    Sound Barrier
    Sound barrier broken by Chuck Yeager
  • Rockets

    First rocket launch