By James P on May 03, 2018
World War II is the most destructive conflict the world has ever seen. The destruction was also due to the speed at which technology was improving both under the sea, in the air, and on land. Significant advances in aviation turned the skies into a battleground. In fact, during World War II the United States produced over 276,000 aircraft for the war efforts, with over 43,000 being destroyed. From 1942 to 1945 America averaged 170 airplanes lost each day, that's over seven per hour. To be a pilot during the war was often considered both heroic and a suicide mission.
With nearly 400 different kinds of aircraft used in the war, there was undoubtedly a pride formed by pilots and units, many of which could be deciphered in their aircraft nicknames. You know the nicknames well enough. They've been emblazoned at air shows and made popular in documentaries and blockbuster movies. But, do you know which aircraft is a Flying Fortress compared to a Super Fort? Can you identify a Thunderbolt or a Cyclone?
These are the aviation nicknames that made history and it's time for you to immortalize those names in this quiz. Throw on your aviators, because this quiz is going to take you to new heights!