Archive for the ‘U.S. Marines’ Category

Crowned Wings

The Blue Angel pilots started training at a base like this long before arriving to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL. While they we’re heading the show at Naval Air Station Kingsville 2-3 April 2022, the US Navy continues to train future Marine and Navy tactical jet pilots year-round. NAS Kingsville (Est 1941 as Naval […]

Vought F-4U, Goodyear FG-1 and Brewster F3A Corsair Scrapbook

Chance Vought designed and produced one of the most recognizable fighters of the Second World War… the F4U Corsair. The “inverted gull wing” was used to allow carrier operations with the large prop hanging on the nose. The type was so useful and relevant that it was used through the Korean War years, and ultimately […]

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. […]

North American B-25 Bomber – On-The-Ground Scrapbook

  This is part 2 of a two part look at the B-25 Mitchell bomber, operating as warbirds and located in museums. The first part ran on these pages earlier this week.  The B-25 Mitchell is well remembered as the U.S. Army Air Corps bomber type launched from the U.S.S. Hornet against multiple Japanese targets […]