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On This Day...February 22nd

RAF Air Transport Auxilliary ferry pilot, Veronica, sits in her Spitfire, February 22nd, 1943. ______________ Four caskets containing 22nd Marines, Parry Island, Eniwetok, February 22nd, 1944. _______________ 22nd February 1944. A TBM Av[...]

On This Day...February 18th

Grumman Avenger (VT-82, the ‘Devil’s Diplomats’) shows its mettle as she struggles to return to her carrier, USS Bennington, CV-20. The Avenger collided with another TBM in raids against picket shipping around Chichi Jima (pic 3, below). [... ]

On This Day…February 7th

‘Boy Sitting on Sea Mine’, Deal, South Coast of England, 7th February, 1940. Presumably defused and made safe. _______________ Spitfire P9315, RAF Benson No 3 Photo Reconnaissance Unit, Cambridge, England, 7th February 1941. ____________[... ]

On This Day…January 21st

In the morning of 21 Jan 1945, Ticonderoga (CV-14) aircraft, along with others of Task Force 38, attacked airbases at Formosa in the South China Sea. During these raids, the Ticonderoga was hit twice by kamikaze pilots. Despite the heroic effort[...]

On This Day…January 12th

Pilot Edwin L. King of 350 Fighter Group with his flak damaged P-47 following the ‘Silver Star’ mission of 12 Jan. 1945. The ‘Jug’ is 7D3 42-29300. Crew Chief Henry Embry took the photo after King had to return to base at Pisa, Italy, having [...]

On This Day…December 19th

Destroyed TBM Avenger on the hangar deck of the USS Monterey (CVL-27) on December 19, 1944. The Monterey was named after the Battle of Monterey in California, during the Mexican–American War in 1846. The damage was caused by the typhoon ‘Cobra’ [...]

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[...]

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…November 15th.

15th November 1967 saw the only fatality of the X-15 program during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams lost control of his aircraft which exploded mid-air over the Mojave Desert. TBM-1 Avenger of VT-87 launching from[...]

On This Day…October 13th

October 13th 1944... Crew of a PBY Catalina rescue Sgt James Latta and Sgt Willis Morlan out of the Adriatic after being forced to bail from their B-24H Liberator after a raid on Vienna, Austria. Crew of the USS Wasp (originally named the Or[...]
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