iModeler Photo Collections

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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[...]

On This Day…June 4th.

There’s not much left one can say about Midway. My approach to this singular conflict is try and set up this first day of battle proper, and let the images tell the rest of the tale. Early on June 4th, Vice Admiral Nagumo launched his attac[...]

On This Day…

Ju88 crashed after take off in Holland, June 3rd, 1941. ____________________ On June 3, 1943, This MK.V1c Beaufighter ran off the airstrip into ditch when landing at Dobodura, Papua New Guinea. ____________________ Following the shock[...]

On This Day…June 2nd.

Hampden TB.1 (AD852) UB-N - of 455 Squadron, RAAF Leuchars, Scotland, 2nd June 1943. Great angle to see that distinctive Hampden shape. And above, same aircraft and day, in flight. ____________________ On June 2nd, 1943, one of the mos[...]