Posts Tagged ‘B-29’

Late 1950’s Stewart Air Force Base Through Robert Finch’s Eyes

Robert “Bob” Finch, is an aviation photographer and historian (and frequent contributor to this web site), who lived in New York State, north of New York City, during the 1950s.  Before he reached his teen years, his father gave him a film camera, and Bob began taking pictures of airplanes.  He still does it today, although he’s […]

Warbirds at Oshkosh, Part 3

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will hold it’s latest Convention… now known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, during the week of July 20-26, 2015.  Every year, a surprise or two within the EAA Warbirds of America compound adds to the excitement. As this story is posted, another AirVenture will unfold in less than two months.  Bits of information […]

The Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover

An amazing salute to a rapidly disappearing group of living military veterans occurred on Friday May 8, 2015, when the world witnessed the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover (henceforth known here as the “Flyover”).  As part of a ceremony that commemorated the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), the Flyover contained examples […]

MASDC, AMARC, AMARG… Some Snapshots in Time; Fighters Part 1

Not sure what these acronyms stand for? Here’s a more common nickname for these titles – the Boneyard. As in today’s 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (that’s AMARG), which occupies a large parcel of land on Tucson AZ’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Most of the U.S. military’s surplus aircraft are stored here, either for […]