aero-news.net: The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Friday (April 25, 2008) that the remains of 11 US servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
Hello Folks, this is me seven or so days from the last time I was here. I just cannot believe it. Say, a long while ago I suggested you Folks use this information contained in these to cage free drinks at the watering hole of your choice, or just impress the stuff out of your friends with your knowledge of aviation history. Have any of you taken me up on this? There’s a lot of good info here. In the over a year since I’ve been posting, I’ve learned a lot. Shame I can’t retain any of it. It’s called CRS (Can’t Remember Sh**) and I’ve been suffering from this for quite a while now. Ask my better-half. She gets so upset when I forget to take my meds and when she tells me something and 5 or so minutes later she has to tell me again. Oh well. Now, what were we talking about? Oh yeah. I’ve lived long enough to be as eccentric as I choose to be. You know, CRS combined with SH (Selective Hearing) makes for a very interesting lifestyle, not to mention getting out of doing things I really didn’t want to do in the first place. Just have to play it right. Well, let’s get down to some serious history, shall we?
Take Care and Be Safe,
27 April 1913
The first passenger flight in Central America is piloted by Bob Fowler. En Route in the floatplane Raymond Duhem makes the first aerial film of Central America.
25 April 1914
Lieutenant P.N.L. Bellinger makes the first American operational sortie by aeroplane, searching for sea mines during the Santa Cruz incident. A total of five Curtiss AB flying boats are involved in the operation, flying from the battleship USS Mississippi and the cruiser USS Birmingham in an operation lasting 43 days.
24 April 1917
Lieutenant Colonel William ‘Billy’ Mitchell becomes the first United States army officer to over fly the German lines.
Hello Folks,The Museum has acquired a full scale, fiberglass replica of an F6F Hellcat created by Joe Krezeminski for Dave Tallichet. It was to be located by his restaurant which highlights the 56th Fighter Group. It is now located at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum. It is in unassembled condition. There are some pictures of it on the Website Message Board. It will be awhile before it can be assembled, and right now it is unsure exactly where it will be located. It will most likely be mounted on a pole, as it has no landing gear, and serve as a “Gate Guard.” I will update you as soon as this information becomes available. It was a quick week and i regret I was unable to post last week due to technical difficulties. The 1941 HAG Website Message Board has been busy lately. Lotsa neat stuff. The website itself has been updated concerning the Biplane Rally and Airshow. If you haven’t been there in a while, you should stop by and check it out. There is a sponsor’s subheading on the Airshow’s page. It costs a bunch to become a sponsor, but 1941 HAG really needs some to produce the best airshow possible. If you know of anyone who would be interested in a sponsorship, or you yourself are interested, please contact the Museum or Frank Schaufler using the info on the website. Volunteers are also needed to work the Airshow and that info is there also along with a downloadable volunteer form. It’s promising to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and your help in either of these two areas is what makes it happen. I guess we should get down to some serious history right about now, so, shall we? Take Care and Be Safe,
16 April 1912
American Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to gain a pilot’s certificate, becomes the first woman to cross the English Channel in an aeroplane. She flies from Deal in England to Cap Gris-Nez in France in a Blériot monoplane.
16 April 1913
The Belgian Compagnie des Aviateurs (Aviator’s Company), an independent air force, is formed from the former Balloon Company.