Navy ‘Stuff’…

The Navy uses various ‘naming’ conventions for ships, you can see today’s current ship listing, HERE. What I wanted to do today was look at one of the ‘oddities’ in the ship naming line… That being the USS Los Angeles… … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

Edit- Sorry about the screwed up pics and dates in the first go round this morning… Apparently something ‘glitched’ in the upload. My bad… All corrected now, thanks Grog for the comm date! By popular demand, some WWII Destroyers that … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

I know I said I was going to do Destroyers this week, but I’m waiting on pictures from a couple of folks to add to the post, so instead, you get an old boat… She was in the ‘Quasi-War’, the … Continue reading

Little known facts…

A little history most people will never know about the wall. SOMETHING to think about – Most of the parents of these men are now deceased. There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added … Continue reading

USS ENTERPRISE…

One of the proudest names in lineage of US Navy ships, there have been seven USS ENTERPRISEs The first five were sailing vessels of various descriptions starting in 1775, through 1909, next up was a 66′ motor patrol boat, SP790 … Continue reading

Oopsie…

Apparently my post for today didn’t… In lieu of that, enjoy this! Fifteen minutes of Sailors having ‘fun’ on deployment! VFA-41 Black Aces! We used to make do with cruise books… sigh … Continue reading

One last thing about WWII aviation…

One to think about when the precious snowflakes start whining… Can you IMAGINE them living during WWII? I can’t… Statistics from  Flight Journal magazine. THE COST of  DOING  BUSINESS —- The  staggering cost of war. THE PRICE OF  VICTORY (cost … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

Sadly, I’ve run out of aviation paintings, so after a year this series will end… But the last one is a real goody! h/t Gerry for this one of a kind painting! And the ‘rest of the story’, as they … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

1944 – The Anglo-Argentine pilot Dick ‘Lucky’ Lindsell in his Hurricane MkIIC leads the attack on a bridge in Burma. They were actually part of the RAF’s Third Tactical Air Force, based in SE Asia a little known footnote during … Continue reading

Aviation Art…

Christmas Day, 1941. American Volunteer Group Flight Leader Parker Dupouy finds his guns jammed during combat high over the Gulf of Martaban. Determined to bring down his adversary, he rams the Hayabusa Oscar of Lt. Hiroshi Okuyama of the JAAF … Continue reading