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Hanscom AFB’s 1989 and 1991 Air Shows

42nd Bomb Wing KC-135R based at Loring AFB, Maine. The base is now closed Air Force Base due to the BRAC.  The two year period between 1989 and 1991 saw a pair of air shows at Massachusetts’ Hanscom AFB, to the west of Boston found in the suburb of Bedford. Twenty years has seen a […]

North American B-25/PBJ Scrapbook…

North American Aviation built a widely used medium bomber; the prototype’s first flight occurred just after the start of World War II. Known as the B-25 Mitchell in the U.S. Army Air Force,  the Navy and Marine versions were named the PBJ. The bomber served in all Theaters of Operation. They ranged from Alaska to […]

REPUBLIC AIRPORT – THE OTHER JONES BEACH AIR SHOW

The Jones Beach Air Show, officially known as the “Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park 2019”, was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th, 2019, at — Jones Beach! But there was another air show going on at Republic Airport (FRG) in East Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, about 8 miles […]

History Was Re-Created by the D-Day Squadron’s European Round Trip

The Now epic trans-Atlantic double crossing by the D-Day Squadron … the planes and the men and women that accomplished the feat, is now “in the books”. Per the organization, here’s the D-Day Squadron’s “Normandy by the Numbers”, which gives a bit of perspective to the historic effort to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day […]