Flight brought a new dimension and ushered in a new strategy on the battlefield. Once the U.S. factories got up to full production of aircraft and the allies gained air superiority, the war decidedly turned their way. The Axis was finished and war would never be the same.
Many types of aircraft were instrumental in the Allied Victory including PBY's, Corsairs, P-51 Mustangs, Thunderbolts, B-24's, B-29's and B-17 Fortresses.
Want to watch some of these great planes in action / flight? Try the following video links. If you have a slow connection it may take a few minutes to download.
On the Ramp (1.1MB)
B-17 and Mustang (.9MB)
2 B-17's on a Bomb Run! (2.2MB)
B-29 On Takeoff (.3MB)
B-29 Bomb Runs! (7.1MB)