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On This Day… December 11th.

Cannot resist an opportunity to squeeze in a photo of the Enterprise, seen here entering Pearl Harbour on Dec 11th, ‘43, before heading back to the Marshall Islands. This was a few months into what would become a 560 consecutive day mission away[...]

On This Day…December 10th.

The Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser HMS Repulse were sunk by repeated attacks from Mitsubishi GM3’s (‘Nell’) and GM4’s (‘Betty’) torpedo bombers. 840 men died in total. A report from the London Gazette newspape[...]

On This Day…December 9th.

Despite losing almost half of his port wing to a Chinese fighter plane (possibly a collision with another Japanese fighter), pilot Kanichi Kashimura was able to nurse his Claude (Mitsubishi A5M) 450 miles to the north to safely land (after four [...]

On This Day…December 8th.

Lt. Commander Donald Shepard fires a flaming arrow at a Viet Cong bunker disguised as a bamboo hut, December 8th, 1967. The ‘Third Fleet’ carriers at anchor in Ulithi Atoll, 8 December 1944, during a break from operations in the Philippi[...]

On This Day…December 7th, 1941.

There can only be one subject on December 7th, a “day that will live in infamy”. USS Arizona. USS Shaw (two photos, below) USS West Virginia USS California USS Nevada USS Pennsylvania (with USS Downes and USS Cassin in the[...]

On This Day…December 6th.

Although there have been a few images that have been difficult to post on this series, today’s is especially so. Many of the photos have shown crews just before their deaths, people before and after their execution, or before performing a heroic[...]

Family, Friends, Food, Florida and Flying but not necessarily in that order…..

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Jaime Carreon and Joe Caputo (fellow Imodelers) for the very first time in person. The misses and I headed to New Smyrna today with Jaime and Joe............ The first stop was a great visit at American[...]

On This Day…December 5th.

On 5th of December, 1945 'Flight 19' disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. This flight was the designation of a wing of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared after losing contact during a United States Navy overwater navigatio[...]

On This Day…December 4th.

A ‘Kate’ B6N2 torpedo bomber explodes in mid-air after direct hit from carrier USS Yorktown, off Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 4 Dec 1943. Photo taken from the aft flight deck of the Yorktown by Photographer’s Mate Alfred N. Cooperman. Apparentl[...]

HK Models Lanc.

Now available to pre-order, it’s been announced. Contact your local hobby centre for details. Price estimated at around $330 USD....