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On This Day…April 21st.

On April 21st, 1918, Manfred Von Richthofen was shot down in a dogfight over Vaux-sur-Somme, France. Many theories exist as to the true identity of exactly who shot the bullet that killed the ‘Red Baron’. For many years common wisdom had it t[...]

Photo Safari to Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in San Marcos, Texas

There is a great camera store in Austin, Texas (where my daughter lives) that offers a wide variety of classes covering many aspects of photography. This weekend they offered a class taught by a well-known aviation photographer (Moose Peterson)[...]

On This Day…April 20th

Interesting day, April 20th. Some say it is a ‘cursed’ day, a day when more than statistically normal amounts of tragedy occur. From the birth of Adolf Hitler to Columbine, to Deepwater Horizon (and that’s just the last few years), many say ‘420[...]

BB-64 USS Wisconsin Visit

Hi Fellow iModelers: Today my daughter, Rebekah, and I had the pleasure and honor to visit BB-64, USS Wisconsin, berthed as a floating museum in Norfolk, Virginia at the Nauticus facility. This post somewhat fits in with David's "On This Day" [...]

On This Day…April 19th

The USS Iowa ( BB-61) was decommissioned in Mar 1949, but the war in Korea brought her back into service in Aug 1951 where she was the flagship of the Seventh Fleet under Vice Admiral Robert Briscoe. Her 16 inch guns regularly bombarded North [...]

On This Day…April 18th

Major Donald Bochkay was one of only 14 Allied pilots to score more than one jet victory. His first kill came on February 9th, 1945 and his second on April 18th, 1945. Both were Me 262s. Bochkay finished the war with 13.83 aerial victorie[...]

On This Day…April 17th

B-25G Mitchell bomber of the AAF TAC Center, Orlando, Florida, United States, 17th April, 1944 AAF Tactical Air Command. ____________________ Lovely photo of the USS North Carolina (BB-55) fitting out at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New[...]

Hamilton Warplane Museum with its Dragster Show

I am not that much into cars but it was interesting seeing them up close. The car show itself was on the following day so not all the cars were in yet, but there was a decent amount on display. Car modellers might get some ideas.

On This Day…April 16th

On 16 April, during an Okinawa air raid, a Japanese aircraft made a suicidal dive (see video below) for the USS Intrepid's flight deck, hitting it so hard that the aircraft’s engine and part of her fuselage penetrated right through, killing ei[...]

On This Day…April 15th

Somewhat aircraft heavy today 'on this day...' ____________________ The national colours being flown for the first time aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) during the ship’s commissioning ceremonies on 15th of April, 1943 at Norfolk, Virginia. [...]