iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

Mogadishu, Somalia 1992: Operation Restore Hope

I was just looking at a great build by Ramon Lomeli of an AH-6J from Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia in 1993 ( It really brought back some memories. I spent several months in Mogadishu in 1992 in support of Operation Restore Hope. At the [...]

On This Day…July 30th, 1945

I can’t let this day pass without paying tribute to the men of the USS Indianapolis who lost their lives on and after the early hours of 30th July, 1945. Even in a war that engulfed the world, there were few events that resonate with such traged[...]

On This Day-Lets Go Home

21 July 1969, the astronauts have been on the Moon for 21 hrs, Gathering samples, monitoring seismic activity among other tasks. Having achieve their primary objective, time to pack up and prepare to depart the Moon. As the Astronauts pre[...]

On This Day-One Giant Leap

It's Sunday, 20 July 1969, City of Whittier,, Los Angeles County, California, we are all sitting around the TV, pizza and popcorn. It's a little after 9pm PST, and we are about to see the Eagle land on the surface of the Moon. The anticipat[...]

On This Day–Apollo 11 Day 4

19 July 1969, it is day 4, it has been 62 hours since launch, Columbia is now only 32,000 nautical miles from the Moon. They are traveling at a speed of 3782 feet per second. Houston has noted that the velocity has picked up in the last 5[...]

On This Day-Mission to the Moon Day 3

18 July 1969, Apollo 11 is now 178,236 nautical miles from the Earth, the velocity has now dropped down to 3146 feet per second. It has been 57 hours since lift off. At this time the crew were preparing to enter the Eagle for the first time.[...]

On This Day-The Right Stuff Day 2

It's 17 July 1969, day 2 of Apollo 11's mission to the Moon. The capsule command module or Columbia has docked with the LeM or Eagle as the long flight to the moon begins. Armstrong and Aldrin will be the men to land and walk on the M[...]

On This Day-Apollo 11

it's 6:00 am in a So Cal suburb of Los Angeles, 16 July 1969, get up!, get up!, my dad says as he rousted me out of bed, it's almost time get dressed son hurry up!. I mutter ohhh k. My father was an aerospace engineer for North American [...]

On This Day of Days…June 6th.

____________________ The USS Hornet, seen with USS Atlanta (CL-51) in the foreground, behind is USS New Orleans (CA-32). June 6th, 1942, Midway. On June 6, 1942, aircraft from the carriers Enterprise and Hornet pursued[...]

On This Day…June 5th.

Stanley Winfield ‘Swede’ Vejtasa’s first assignment was with Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5) aboard the carrier USS Yorktown from August 1939 to May 1942, during which time he shot down 3 Japanese fighters and damaged 1 while flying an SBD-3 Dauntl[...]