Professional psychologist, father of four, musician, modeler, lecturer. Tired.
My modeling defaults are building dioramas and WWII aircraft. Enjoy WW2 history, reading, single malt scotch whisky (without the ‘e’), music, good food, bit of philosophy, and general history.
Jagdtiger 131 (Panzerjager Abteilung 653) knocked out in Schwetzingen, Germany, on March 30th, 1945.
US Navy K-class airship K-111 on exercises with Escort Carrier USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81) off San Diego, California, on[...]
March 29th is officially the ‘National Vietnam War Veterans Day’ and today, on March 29th, 1975, the last Allied troop left South Vietnam.
However you feel about that war, it is important to recognise those who fought there and the men who[...]
Any landing you walk away from... A F9F Panther of VF-64 (Freelancers) crashes the barrier aboard the USS Yorktown (CVA-10) off Korea, March 28th, 1954...
The photo above shows the mothballed Yorktown at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1948. [...]
Beautiful colourised photo of an Me 262 A-1a photographed just off the Frankfurt autobahn on Match 27th, 1945.
As you can see, the Jumo engines and cowling shave been removed and there are live 30 mil shells scattered around the area. The [...]
Crewmen hoisting one of USS Miami's paravanes while in the Pacific Ocean, 26th March, 1945.
It was only while building my 1/350 model of the Enterprise that I even heard of ‘paravanes’ and I had to ask iModelers what the weird drone like b[...]
Dramatic photo of the USS New Jersey (BB-62) bombarding enemy positions near Tuyho, off South Vietnam, March 25th, 1969.
Officially decommissioned on 21st August, 1957, ten years later, the Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara green lighted a[...]
On march 24th 1943, a German pilot named Günther Seraphim of the JG 5, suddenly experienced engine failure on his Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 “Yellow 3”.
The circumstances forced him to make an emergency landing in the water near the Norwegia[...]
The whole nine yards...Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF of No. 96 Squadron, RAF being re-armed at Honily, Warwickshire, 23 March 1943.
Vought F4U 1 Corsairs of VF-12 practising aerial maneuvers - 23rd Mar 1943. VF-12 lost s[...]
In the 1960’s, recently retired Thomas W Kendall, a millionaire (air conditioning) businessman, bought a PBY-5A from the USN and fitted her out as a luxury ‘flying yacht’. In the spring of 1960 Mr Kendall took a pleasure trip around the world [...]
40mm Bofors gunnery drills aboard USS Makin Island (CVE-93) on 21st March 1945, in preparation for the Okinawa Campaign.
Of the eleven US carriers lost in World War II, five were Casablanca Class Escort Carriers like the Makin Island;