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On This Day...February 14th

9th Armored Division technician Alvin Harley with a little French girl on 14th February, 1945. _______________ _______________ The traumatic evacuation of Singapore against the overwhelming might of the Japanese imperial Army in February[...]

On This Day…February 12th

‘Bomb disposal experts’ pull ashore a mine that was reported as drifting near to the coast in South East England, February 12th, 1940. _______________ Alastair "Sandy" Gunn about to depart in Spitfire reconnaissance aircraft AA793 for his 2[...]

On This Day…February 4th

FT-17, Panzer I Ausf. A, T-26, and Vickers 6-ton Type B tanks, captured in China, on display at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan, Feb 1939. _______________ The XF-12, in my opinion, is a lovely aircraft that looked especi[...]

On This Day…February 3rd

The USS Enterprise CVN-65 was officially decommissioned on February 3rd, 2017. The event was marked with a private celebration on the hangar deck. _______________ Russian soldiers search some of the 200-plus German tanks left in the str[...]

On This Day…January 25th

Vought F4U 1D Corsair ‘white 88’ of VMF 124 aboard USS Essex (CV-9) on 25th January, 1945. By the end of January, ‘45 the Essex had, in the last four months, survived Kamikaze hits and three typhoons; seen here gearing up for more attacks on F[...]

Eduard 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat

An excellent model for construction, a rare Eduard model that you can say "shake and bake". I even built 1/72 Eduard Hellcat, and in this scale is also a great plastic.

Family, Friends, Food, Florida, Flying, Fun and good memories, but not necessarily in that order…..part 2

Louis Gardner was kind enough to put up with Joe Caputo and me for an entire day that turned into quite a memorable one. The tour of the American Aero Services shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL, was the icing on the cake, but most important was meet[...]

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…November 29th.

F6F Hellcat of VF-1 lands at Tarawa Atoll (Betio) on November 29, 1943. 18 year old Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya is led to her death on November 29, 1941 for her crimes as a Russian partisan. She was tortured before her hanging and her body left f[...]

On This Day…November 21st.

Three Avro 504's in Belfort, France, preparing before a raid on the Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshaven, South Germany. This was the first strategic air raid in history. The three pilots took off carrying four 20lb bombs each, none of them having[...]