What About the Allies?
I understand your magazine is mainly intended for the American market, but to quote a curator saying “Flak-bait is an example of the weapons Americans needed to win World War II” (In the Museum, Apr./may 2015) insults all the Allied servicemen who gave their lives in that war. World War II was won not by America but by an alliance of nations that included America.
“A History of the War in 25 Airplanes” included not one of the famous British aircraft, such as the Lancaster, Halifax, and Stirling bombers, let alone the Spitfire and Hurricane fighters, which won the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Editors’ reply: Our coverage was keyed to the May 8 World War II anniversary flight over the National Mall, so we wanted to include as many of the airplanes participating as possible. We should have made our intentions clearer, and we promise more coverage of World War II aircraft from other nations in future issues.