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What Isn’t Known about Fame

There are a lot of famous people in the world and most of the time it is that one thing that they did to become famous that we all know about and nothing else. Well sorry to say this was somewhat the case when I started reading this book. Robert Morgan was captain of a […]

August 26th, 2014 | Comments Off
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A Quick Change of Pace

It’s been one heck of a summer so far with different projects popping up every month. It occurred to me that I really haven’t done that much with airplanes since this past April when I was down at Chino for the Planes of Fame Airshow, so why not throw something up here. This is one […]

August 5th, 2014 | Comments Off
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The Birth of the Bronco

The constant challenge when it comes to air to air photography is never finding a subject, plenty of pilots want to go fly, but rather finding the right photo platform to use for the photo mission. There are many good aircraft that can be used but of the best is also one of the hardest […]

July 16th, 2014 | Comments Off
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The reality of Operation Bolero

Before the US got involved in WWII we were delivering supplies and arms to help the allies. In 1942 a plan was created to help the British push back the Germans for a mid 1943 invasion, which never happened. Operation Bolero as it was called laid the groundwork for operation overlord which was the allied […]

July 15th, 2014 | Comments Off
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Thinking about the past

The other night I was puttering around the computer when I started looking up lost airplane wrecks from WWII. It’s kind of amazing what’s out there and hasn’t been discovered yet. It’s also kind of amazing how much gets forgotten out in the middle of nowhere. Alaska and the Yukon are great examples of the […]

June 26th, 2014 | Comments Off
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A Simple Start

You know it’s a Monday when your mind is blank of good ideas and you’re left with the list of things that need to get done. This is one of those Mondays. What better way to face one of those days then with a good image from a good trip. This is race 15, an […]

June 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off
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The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot

Among the doctrines of Navy history, carrier battles were amongst the highest level of complexity and importance during WWII. After the battle of Midway, the US Navy went on to fight the Japanese at strategic points during the island hoping campaign along the road to Japan. On June 19th, 1944 the last major carrier battle […]

June 19th, 2014 | Comments Off
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My 1000th Blog Post!

You know it’s funny how fast time goes by. You start one project never knowing just how far it will go or how long you keep it going and before you know it, a few years have gone by and you’re left wondering where all that time went. Back in 2008 when I first started […]

June 18th, 2014 | Comments Off
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The P38-Lightning’s Blackest day

It’s great leaning new things. Never knowing everything makes life more interesting. For instance this post is actually a day late but I didn’t know yesterday about the blackest day for the P-38 Lightning. June 10th 1944, an attack was launched on the oil fields of Ploesti with forty six P-38 Lightnings of the 82nd […]

June 11th, 2014 | Comments Off
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In Honor of the 70th Anniversary of DDay

Seventy years ago today, one of the greatest and deadliest military feats of WWII occurred which shaped the rest of the war as we knew it. Over four hundred thousand men took part of the Normandy invasion as part of Operation Overlord. This was the first major offensive that the United States took part in […]

June 6th, 2014 | Comments Off