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I met Pat in 1977 when we were both stationed at George AFB. We became friends and then he became my flight instructor. he was one hell of a pilot.

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“Holy Joe” Holy Shit!

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 [...]

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The Atomic Bomb

Take it from One,
Who Knows the Score,
The 509th,
Is Winning the War.

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B-29 Super Fortress “Fifi”

Every now and again I come across a video that inspires a post. This is one of those times.

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