Wings and War

Aviation in Fort Worth history:

Something in the Air (Part 1): “Oh, Bury E.T. on the Lone Prairie”
The Rise and Fall of the Queen of the Clouds
Le Premier Vol: Into le Sauvage Bleu Yonder, Y’All
Gypsy Moth: The Flight of the Vin Fiz Flyer
Ormer Locklear: Living (and Dying) on a Wing and a Dare
This Was a Gas Station: “90,000 Cubic Feet of Helium, Please, and Check the Oil”
The Day Cowtown Caught Lindymania
The Roaring, Soaring Twenties (Part 1): Fort Worth I
Death Over Birdville: “The Broken Plane Fell Like a Rock”
“Just . . . Earning Shoes for the Baby”: The XB-36 “Went Insane”
Short Flight to Tragedy: “I Saw We Were Running Out of Runway”
“A B-36 Flies Fine on 5 Engines” (How About 3?)
Fort Worth’s Three Namesake B-36s: First, Second, and Last
She and the Flea: Both Eyes on the Sky, Both Feet on the Ground
Wings (Part 1): The Wizard of Blue Mound Road
Wings (Part 2): King of the Clouds
Runways and Trailways (Part 1): R. C. Bowen
Runways and Trailways (Part 2): A. P. Barrett
Carswell, March 2, 1949: Fort Worth’s Flight Into History
Carswell, March 5, 1962: Celebration and Shock
The Face and the Flier: The Silver Screen and the Wild Blue Yonder
FIFI on the Fly: A Phoenix on Final Approach
Aerotica: Ingrid and the Invader, Betty and the Beechcraft
W. G. Fuller: Fort Worth’s Wingman

War in Fort Worth history:

“The Inflexible Soldier Who Does His Duty Faithfully”
“Wake Up and Take a Look Around, Rip. See What You Started?”
Tarrant the Man: From New Orleans to Village Creek to Bird’s Fort
Blue and Gray: “Best of Friends . . . As If We Had Fought Side by Side”
Buttons and Bones: The Life, Death, and 3 Burials of 2 Confederate Generals
The Last Rebel: Kansas, Quantrill, and the Not-So-Vacant Lot on Stella Street
Turning Sons into Sammies: Just Call It “Camp Quick”
Camp Taliaferro: The British Are Coming, the British Are Coming, Y’all!
Army Nurse Ella Behrens: The First Casualty of War Is Truth
The Last Waltz: The Death of a Cloud Dancer
Per Ardua Ad Astra: Cowtown’s British Isle
103 Years Ago Today: “Wilson Signs War Decree”
Once Upon a War to End All Wars: The Home Front
“The World War Is Ended”: “America and Peace”
“War Is Ended” One Year Later: The First Veterans Day 
On Memorial Day “the Living Pause in the Onward Rush . . .”
TCU Memorial Columns: “What We Do for Others and the World . . .”
December 1941: “This Is Not Drill”
On the Home Front: When Fort Worth Was Port Worth
“We’re Digging Hitler’s Grave Here”
The Bomber Spur: The Little Track That Went to War
When Sycamore Park Joined the Army
Major Horace Seaver Carswell: The Face Behind the Base
The Music Man and the Rocket Man
The Boom Room, The Girl, and the Uncertain Sixties
Operation Taps: For 171,539 Joseph Svojgers, a Homecoming at Last

 

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