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June 2015 Blog Posts (5)

An amazing War Story

B-17 "All American" (414th Squadron, 97BG)


Pilot- Ken Bragg Jr.

Copilot- G. Boyd Jr.

Navigator- Harry C. Nuessle

Bombardier- Ralph Burbridge

Engineer- Joe C. James

Radio Operator- Paul A. Galloway

Ball Turret Gunner- Elton Conda

Waist Gunner- Michael Zuk

Tail Gunner- Sam T. Sarpolus

Ground Crew Chief- Hank Hyland

In 1943 a mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock…


Added by Jack Dryden on June 14, 2015 at 9:39 — 3 Comments

Budapest Airshow

Thought you all might like to see this

Added by Jack Dryden on June 11, 2015 at 20:10 — No Comments

Vehicle Carrier Courage

Just reported on BBC raio; the US flagged vehicle carrier, Courage (IMO 8919922) has suffered a fire while on passage to Southampton.

Firefighters have been winched on board although it seems the crew may have already dealt with the fire.

Ship is currently at the Nab anchorage:…


Added by Kelvin Davies on June 3, 2015 at 15:10 — No Comments

The joys of spotting at Heathrow

Spotting at Heathrow can be both very rewarding and very disappointing at the same time!

A couple of days ago, I had noticed United had a B747 arriving early in the morning. Also, a couple of South African Airways flights were due in and I had not seen these before, along with a Kenya Airways flight.

So, out of bed at 04:30 and headed off to Heathrow, arriving just after 06:00. The sun was in the wrong place, mainly behind the arriving aircraft but I was prepared to accept…


Added by Kelvin Davies on June 1, 2015 at 9:28 — 1 Comment

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