This guy. This guy deserves all the medals…this is a REAL hero. This is the kind of person I want my sons to idolize. Not some athlete, or pop musician or movie star. THIS man is a real honest to God role model. God bless him and those like him.
Crash landing of Grumman F6F Hellcat on flight deck of USS Enterprise while enroute to attack Makin Island during the “Battle of Makin.” Lt. Walter Chewning the catapult officer is clambering up the side of the plane to assist pilot Ens. Byron Johnson, from the flaming cockpit, November 1943.
Suisun Bay's Awesome Ghost Fleet Photographed from Above
This is the ghost fleet of mothballed ships in Suisun Bay off San Diego, California. Some of the ships have been anchored here since the 1950s and include a battleship and an amphibious landing ship. Many, if most, of the ships will never be re-activated but are too expensive to break up. Some will become museum ships, such as the battleship USS Iowa, and some will be sold other countries to become part of their navies. Some will simply sink to the bottom of the bay.
Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above and Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein. The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents.
World War I fighter pilot Albert Ball (14.8.1896|7.5.1917) At the time of his death in the skies over France, Ball had forty-four victories in aerial combat. After a crash took his life in 1917, the Germans claimed Ball was shot down by the Red Baron's younger brother Lothar von Richtofen. This has been contested with the theory that Ball became disoriented during a manoeuvre in cloudy skies, suffering a form of temporary vertigo that has killed other pilots.
Warbirds of America Squadron 14, Inc. has restored this Douglas AC-47 "Spooky" Gunship used during the Vietnam War in the markings of John Levitow's airplane in which he received the Congressional Medal of Honor