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For the first time in 33 years a Starfighter takes wings in Norway.

An E-3 Sentry assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, takes off for a mission March 8, 2016, during Red Flag 16-2. Along with Airmen from the 726th Air Control Squadron out of Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, and Marines from the Marine Air Control Squadron 1, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, 552nd ACW assets provided a large, joint-service command and control footprint for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

A 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma starts its engines as it prepares to take some of the 94 Citizen Airman and cargo to Turkey to support on-going air refueling operations in Southwest Asia here December 13, 2016. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Maj. Jon Quinlan)

James Doolittle sitting by the wing of his wrecked B-25 Mitchell bomber China 18 April 1942.

B-24 Liberator bomber taking off from airfield in Kunming China circa 1943. Note P-40 Warhawk fighters in foreground.

Another captured Focke–Wulf Fw 190 in the employ of 1426 Enemy Aircraft Flight. This one, PM679, was captured when its pilot, Unteroffizier Heinz Ehrhardt, accidentally landed at RAF Manston, Kent on 20 May 1943. The last flight of PM679 was in June 1944 when, shortly after takeoff, the aircraft suffered a major engine failure and force-landed. The aircraft was used for spares. Photo: RAF

F-14 Tomcat. The pilots of this plane were grounded for 4 days for taking such a risky photo