Archive for the ‘U.S. Army’ Category

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 […]

The D-Day Squadron – Missions Accomplished, More to Follow

Written By Mike Colaner, Photos by Robert Gerard and Mike Colaner On June 6th, a group of aircraft collectively known as the D-Day Squadron will make history when they will mark the 75th Anniversary of ‘Operation Overlord’, the D-Day invasion of Europe. A group of volunteers will make a legendary journey across the Atlantic Ocean […]