The Swept Wing Airplane Design that Led the Way to Modern Aviation

One of a multi-part series for Boeing’s Age of Aerospace series in conjunction with

Every year, dozens of spectators in a small town in Arizona wait right outside the hangar that houses an array of World War II aircraft, including seven flyable airplanes. That hanger is actually the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, and those spectators are waiting to experience a homecoming of sorts. Nearly simultaneously, the group looks upward — both children and adults are now pointing. They’re all waiting to welcome two World War II bombers back to their place at the museum.

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