Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.
The full article is available in the Fall 2017 Issue.
During World War II, Western New York sent thousands of aircraft to the Allies through Lend-Lease. The recent return of one of them provides an opportunity to explore the larger significance of that contribution.
We revisit the intriguing story a Bell P-39 fighter’s trip to the Soviet Union.
The end of the Second World War signaled the beginning of the Cold War, and with it the need to defend the industry and population of the Niagara Frontier from a potential onslaught by Soviet bombers. Such an attack never occurred, but we examine the various measures that were taken to shield our region from nuclear obliteration.
When the United States entered World War II, industry across the country transformed to meet the production needs of the war effort. Lockport’s Harrison Radiator Corporation provides a single local example of this nationwide phenomenon.