U.S.S. Maine

USS Maine (ACR-1) USS Maine  ( *ACR-1) was an American naval ship that sank in Havana Harbor during the Cuban revolt against Spain, an event that became a major political issue in the United States. Commissioned in 1895  Originally classified as...

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The Huey Bell UH-1 Iroquois

  Bypdoggbiker   Edited for this Website by Commander Web The Huey was the most reliable and tough aircraft in the Army inventory. I always loved flying the Huey. It was the rookies’ savior and the old guy’s dream ride. This...

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Wayne Ogden Smith

Wayne Ogden Smith was born in 1943 in Richmond, Kentucky. He entered the U.S. Air Force Academy on June 26, 1961, and graduated with a commission as a 2d Lt on June 9, 1965. Lt Smith next attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Moody AFB...

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Army Air-corps WWII Statistics

 Army Air-corps WWII Statistics    Army Air-corps, almost 1,000 Army planes disappeared en route from the US to foreign locations.  But an eye-watering 43,581 aircraft were lost overseas including 22,948 on combat missions (18,418 against...

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Our Good Friend Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas  Peter Thomas born June 28, 1924 – April 30, 2016, was an American announcer-narrator of television programs, including shows such as Nova and more recently Forensic Files and Mystery Detectives. He had been a narrator for over...

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Your In God’s Hands Now

Your in God’s hands now  The 21-year  old American B-17 pilot glanced out his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a  mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision. “My God, this is a nightmare,”...

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