Archive for the ‘Memorial Sites’ Category

Remembering LZ 129, the Hindenburg – and the Importance of Naval Air Station Lakehurst

On May 6, 2017, I attended the memorial service the eightieth anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster at the spot where the Hindenburg crashed at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey. The weather was much like it was that fateful night eighty years ago, overcast, a cool breeze and light rain. For more than 30 years […]

On the Road to Oceana!

OK, it’s September and you’re planning to head down to NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach for their big Air Show. There must be more to do than just driving down US-13 on the DelMarVa peninsula to get to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge by 6 PM. Well, actually there is a lot of fun stuff to […]

RAAF Museum’s Newest Addition, A Spitfire MK VIII LF Replica

Last Friday, the 16th of September, I witnessed the unveiling of the RAAF Museum’s newest addition –  a Spitfire MK VIII LF replica, A58 –492. Gifted by the Friends of the RAAF Museum, the Spitfire replica is on display outside the Museum to represent a Mk VIII Spitfire operated by Number 79 Squadron in the […]

Gate Guards Over Long Island

If you happen to be driving around Eastern Long Island and feel the urgent need to see an F-14A Tomcat, we have the place for you! Drive out on the Long Island Expressway (LIE or I-495) and exit at Route 25. Then back taxi west to the Grumman Memorial Park – about four miles to the west. […]