Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

Recovery efforts continue in icy conditions

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II similar to the aircraft that crashed. By Capt. Anastasia Wasem Alaskan Command Public Affairs JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – “The number one goal is to collect human remains, to have them identified and bring closure to family members,” said Capt. Jason Collier, Alaskan Command Operation Colony Glacier project officer. Collier is […]

Panchito’s Flight – Story and Photography by Philip Giordano

A firsthand account of one lucky photographer’s flight aboard Panchito, a B-25J Mitchell bomber owned and operated by Larry Kelly during the inaugural 2015 New York Air Show at Stewart International Air Port. Anyone familiar with the B-25 Mitchell will immediately associate this warbird as the aircraft that completed the historic Doolittle Raid over Tokyo […]

Warbirds Nest in Anchorage

Alaska has quite a number of warbirds that still earn their keep carrying freight and passengers. If you spend a few days around Alaskan airports, you’ll hear and see retired military transports such as Douglas C-118 Liftmasters (DC-6), C-47/R4D/C-117 Skytrains (DC-3), DHC U-6/L-20 Beavers, and even the odd Curtiss C-46 Commando. Imagine my surprise though […]