B-36 Ride to Hell….Ah, back when engines were engines…. My pal, Rich Sugden, MD sent this amazing story of an ill-fated B-36 flight. Thanks to Barrel via Skip … I found it amazing that a 1st Lt. was the Aircraft Commander, another 1st Lt., the pilot. A captain was the.
Military-Commercial History MICHAEL R. DACIEK 29 HATHAWAY LANE HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80130 firstname.lastname@example.org 720-207-1351 “Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” Unkown Dear Reader, What you have seen so far is Captain Mike Daciek’s beginning.
April 21, 2020… In my e-mail traffic this morning was another “Mornin’ Smile” from my ol’ pal, Captain Phil Stallings, or “Capt’n Flip” as he often called! In fact he is a retired revered pilot extraordinare from our days together at the storied Frontier Airlines. A better fellow would be.
Aviator Extraordinare – Author – Friend It was 1971 — 1972. US Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Berent was the Air Attaché in Cambodia. I was the aircraft commander of a C-131 “Samaritan.” Berent actually ran the entire air war in Cambodia. Astounding! This was normally an assignment for a.
I’ve enjoyed a long and delightful friendship with Carl. I’ve wanted to put his story on my website. As I looked at his life, via power point, I thought it would be a novel way to provide my readers a unique “read” of the life of a GREAT American! Certainly,.
Lieutenant Colonel Ron Green was born in Aberdeen, SD, then had short moves to Wyoming and Nebraska. While in Nebraska he lived under a final approach to the runway there. This was a ‘top-off’ base that had bombers and fighters that flew each day. Ron looked up at the airplanes.
“HAPPY LANDINGS” Captain Ralph S Johnson… Ralph loved Purdue University. It was a huge part of his life and provided him many of the tools by which he made amazing things happen. The following was done by a team of Purdue student historians. They exceeded that which I had hoped.
On June 22, 1944, it was reported by the Saratoga Sun that Lt. Jack E. Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shively, had been reported missing in action over France. The article, which appeared on the front page of the publication, stated that the message gave few details, “only.
Vietnam Primer The word Vietnam conjures many mental images—a country, a war, a catastrophe, a noble cause, etc. America’s involvement lasted a couple of decades and cost over 58,000 U.S. lives; so, why did America even send troops to Vietnam? Anti-war types claim that Ho Chi Minh was a nationalist.
Corliss Champion Moseley (July 23, 1894– 1974) was a United States Army aviator and later civilian trainer. He won the inaugural Pulitzer Air Race in 1920. Following his service in WWI, where he was credited with one aerial victory, he was in charge of all United States Army Air Service.