Archive for the ‘Photo Scrapbook’ Category

MASDC, AMARC and AMARG, Better Known as the “Boneyard”

Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona is home to the United States military’s storage and regeneration center for warplanes. I was privileged to have the opportunity to visit the facility on multiple occasions during the 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s and have seen many relics and historic aircraft that don’t exist today. […]

Our L-Bird Review

Prior to World War II, the US Army, Navy and Marines utilized various light aircraft to act as observation craft for spotting long-range cannon fire, photography and general communications duties. These aircraft were usually identified with the letter “O-”  for “Observation”. During the war, the O changed to “L-“, for “Liaison”, but their prior duties […]

Multi-Engined Piston Powered Warbirds Scrapbook

Here’s a look at a group of multi-engined, piston powered warbirds. Their duties include serving transports, bombers, observation, liaison, fighters and trainers. You can click on each photo to enlarge it, and hover over each photo to see their basic type designators too.  Next week, we’re going to delve into the world of liaison aircraft […]

British Commonwealth Warbird Prop-Driven Aircraft

Loosely defined, World War II’s British Commonwealth nations included Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. To be sure, there were other lands and nations (India is just one of these not included in the former group), but to look at the aircraft of the Commonwealth from World War II , we’ll focus […]