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WWII flying ace James Morehead dead at 95

Posted by Admin on March 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM


I have lost a dear old friend. America has lost a great patriot, who now rests in God`s arms. Seems like it was just yesterday on his 95th birthday, we arranged for him to fly in a dual control P-40...and he flew it over Hamilton Field, Ca. where he had served and flew P-40s in 1940 -41.


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Morale Booster: Robert E. Hafley

Posted by Admin on February 28, 2012 at 5:35 AM

As with most stories we hear about this one has some of day to day life in the evolution of what the guys did and what they saw with their experiences. Not all was death and destruction. Such as; seeing your barracks half empty at night after a dangerous mission, or coming home in a Flak ridden airplane ready to explode with fires on-board.

The daily struggle in times or war takes it`s emotional toll. It weights heavily upon their shoulders each day. There is a real need ...

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Posted by Admin on December 7, 2011 at 3:30 AM

Our old friend "Hap" Halloran made his last flight to Arlington.

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Freedom Rally - Vietnam Immigrant - Quang Nguyen

Posted by Admin on November 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Prescott Valley , AZ, hosted a Freedom Rally. Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming to America and what it means. He spoke the following in dedication to all Vietnam Veterans.

Thought you might enjoy hearing what he had to say:

“35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I'd laugh at you.. Man, every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in...

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Brave, Splendid Fools by William Bacheler

Posted by Admin on November 26, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Brave, Splendid Fools by William Bacheler

Brave, Splendid Fools is an aviation memoir like no other. Bacheler writes lucidly and with pinpoint detail through the prism of his last flight. In describing his fin...

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Santa Barbara Veteran's Group Honor Fallen Soldiers

Posted by Admin on October 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM

There  is a veterans group,  Veterans For Peace Santa Barbara, that started putting a cross and candle  for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan down on the beach immediately west of

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Posted by Admin on October 29, 2011 at 5:35 PM


James B. Morehead with P-40N owner Chris Prevost after returning to Schellville on August 16.
Credit: Ron Close

Orignal article appeared in:

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Tinian Island , Pacific Ocean, A Reminder

Posted by Admin on October 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM

From Ed Thelen's Nike Missile Web Site

It's a small island, less than 40 square miles, a flat green dot in the vastness of Pacific blue.  

Fly over it and you notice a slash across its north end of uninhabited bush, a long thin line that looks like an overgrown dirt runway.  If you didn't know what it was, you wouldn't ...

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The World's First Warplane

Posted by Admin on October 25, 2011 at 12:40 AM

An excellent account of the first use of Aerial Reconnaissance (RECON).

Please see the entire post at the Air and Space Museum Website. 


Posted by Admin on May 31, 2011 at 1:39 AM

This is an incredible comparison of WWII vs now. Our fathers and grandfathers gave much more than we do now...

.... Most Americans who were not adults during WWII have no understanding of the magnitude of it.

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