Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY, ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE FOURTH OF JULY OR JULY FOURTH, IS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY IN THE UNITED STATES COMMEMORATING THE ADOPTION OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON JULY 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen...

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Wayne Ogden Smith

Wayne Ogden Smith Wayne 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...

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Pilots, Pinballs, and Politics

Pilots, Pinballs, and Politics -The History of Naples Municipal Airport Nancy  F, McEntee, Ph.D. Pilots, Pinballs, and Politics Today, the Naples Municipal Airport is a fine-tuned machine.  The parts of General and Corporate Aviation, Air Traffic...

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Visit Our Museum

Visit Our Museum We are The Naples Museum of Military History. We have thousands of military artifacts from all branches of the Military. Come and see us at the Naples Municipal Airport which was originally built in 1942, When President...

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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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The 4th Cavalry Regiment

4th Cavalry Regiment The 4th Cavalry Regiment was reorganized as a Horse-Mechanized Corps Reconnaissance Regiment. The 1st Squadron retained their horses and the 2nd Squadron was mechanized. By 1942 the Army decided that the corps reconnaissance...

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Peter Thomas

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...

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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries forward the name of...

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