Archive for the ‘U.S. Air Force’ Category

THE BARNES AIR SHOW 2017: The History of Barnes Airport and the 104th Fighter Wing

Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport was home to the 2017 “Westfield International Air Show”, a flying extravaganza sponsored by the 104th Fighter Wing and held in central Massachusetts on August 11th and 12th this year that included over 72 airplanes and 6 hours of “Sierra Hotel” flying for 100,000 plane crazy people! Outwardly Barnes looks like a […]

The U.S. Air Force is Seventy Years Old

The RAF Red Arrows lead the USAF Thunderbirds in an Anniversary salute to the U.S. Air Force in the U.K. this year  The United States Air Force will celebrate the seventieth anniversary of its founding on September 18, 2017. Seventy years of aviation history is hard to imagine, there is no way we could portray all […]

Stewart International Airport’s Military History, Where the New York Air Show is Held

If you come in the back way to Stewart International Airport, in by the south entrance off of Route 207, and if you are a little bit of an air base archeologist, you will immediately pick up clues that this was the old Stewart Air Force Base from 1948 to 1970. The entry road widens […]

Scott AFB: One Hundred Years in the Making

The time period is June 1917, the location Belleville Illinois, located roughly 25 miles to the East of St. Louis Missouri. Construction begins on the then-known Scott Field, named after Corporal Frank Scott, the first enlisted person killed in an aviation related crash in 1911. The flying mission at Scott would begin a few months […]