Posts Tagged ‘Wwii Planes’
I am looking at a picture of my grandmother, Olive in 1920. I know this because my parents thoughtfully kept this photo, neatly labelled, so that we kids could one day look back and appreciate that this once-young and lively woman had a life before she became the grey-haired lady who served us sponge and custard every Sunday during our childhood. Now imagine this – 50 years from now, you will be a face in a faded photograph (they may even be laughing at what you’re wearing too!)…….your great-great grandchild may be researching the distant past of their family Read the rest of this entry »
Many of our veterans have now told their stories. And some have even had them recorded for posterity. These three Orange County, California residents decided to record their life stories in veterans’ videos in 2008. Now, in 2010, only two of these three are still with us.
Jim Peirano: Firing back at Pearl Harbor
Jim Peirano fired at Japanese bombers from the deck of his submarine USS Dolphin during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He remembered with horror as the Arizona blew up scattering burning oil over the water – Read the rest of this entry »
Korean War Planes
It seems to be pure coincidence that the recent firefight between North and South Korea came just as Wikileaks released a trove of American diplomatic secrets, but the two events may soon become entwined.
Thanks to Wikileaks, the North Koreans are perfectly aware – if they were not previously – that their supporters in Beijing are growing tired of dealing with fallout from Pyongyang’s provocations, despite China’s reluctance to publicly criticize its protégé. The North also got a look at South Korea’s game plan to use commercial deals to buy Chinese support, or at least acquiescence, Read the rest of this entry »
The planes of WWII were an amazing achievement; their engineering is still admired today. They were in a different class of their own in compared to there predecessors. They were lightweight, fast and deadly. To name the best is quite controversial and passions run high in doing so. There were many greats here are my top 3.
#3: North American P-51 Mustang
Introduced in 1942 this single seat long range fighter was one of the best American planes of the time. It had a top speed of 370 MPH and was Armed with Read the rest of this entry »