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Yakovlev Yak-9 in the Snow

Yakovlev Yak-9 in the Snow Here we see a Yakovlev Yak-9 on a snowy field, with the engine running, probably just before take off. This demonstrates the sort of conditions Soviet aircraft had to be able to operate in.
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Letter from John Dobler to Parents (1 of 4)

This is page one of a letter from John Dobler to his parents, written while he was undergoing pilot training somewhere in the United States.So you didn’t know whathappened to me, Boy it sure did,they set me out in a ?.?? till about the firstof October, > get a 14 day leavethen, and then go overseas I guessI’ll fly a 24 across.
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Barbed Wire

Few inventions had more impact on the development of the West than did barbed wire. Barbed wire allowed for effective and economical fencing, which in turn led to an increase in the land available for Farming, since the foraging sheep and cattle could now be held at bay.The growth in barbed wire production was phenomenal.
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Portugal Economy - History

PORTUGAL GDP (2008): $237.35 billion.Real GDP growth (2008): .2 Per capita GDP (2008): $22,000.Rate of inflation (2008): 2.9 .Budget: Income .............. $108.6 BillionExpenditure ... $114.7 BillionMain Crops:Grain, potatoes, olives, grapes; sheep, cattle, goats, poultry, beef, dairy products .Natural Resources: Fish, forests (cork), tungsten, iron ore, uranium ore, marble .
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