In case you weren’t here back then….
When the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing deployed to Desert Storm 247 people went through the DT’s.
At one point in the Italian Campaign, the U.S. Army Air Force built a dummy airfield to confuse the Germans and get them to attack it instead of the nearby real airfield. The Germans saw it and dropped dummy bombs on the dummy airfield. Two British columns were passing by each. Field Marshall Montgomery [...]
My Mother went to her grave saying, “Hitler was a Good Man. He was like Nixon. He had bad advisors.” Before I get into this it might be a good idea to read this post. I’m not a Nazi, But My Mom Was Mom told stories to me all my life. I became a World [...]
Every soldier, an infantryman. Every sailor, a firefighter.
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Right? B-29-20-BA Superfortress (s/n 42-63489) named “Holy Joe” was assigned to the 881st Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force based on Saipan. On 18 FEB, 1945, with 1/Lt James M. Pearson in command and co-pilot 2/Lt Edward Porada they took of at 0647 HRs [...]
Surprise, surprise, ISIS was in the hotel room. https://youtu.be/UQpQ68kjQMM The information briefed to members of Congress includes a hotel receipt that suggests 3 additional individuals who have ties to Guanajuato, Mexico participated in the Las Vegas Shooting and came in through the US Mexican border, despite the FBI’s claim that Stephen Paddock acted alone [...]
At the ripe old age of five, the first book I read was “The Autobiography of George Armstrong Custer”. I’ve been a student of Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn ever since.
Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now speaks on the lessons learned from that [...]
I’m going out on a limb and posting my first F-117 story from Desert Storm. This is no shit. I was taking my turn as NCOIC of the EOR. For civilians and Nonners, this means I was in charge of the End of Runway Crew. EOR is where we get one last look at the [...]