Aviation author & outsize aircraft historian

Aviation author & outsize aircraft historian

william patrick dean

I don’t know if ‘History’ is even taught in school anymore. We live in a time when fame is assigned to people who are famous because they are famous and not for anything achieved. In school, we spent a few minutes on aviation pioneers and maybe heard names like Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, Howard Hughes, […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the 1950s to 70s almost everyone had a dad, uncle, or grandfather who was a WW-II veteran. There were over 16 million who served in WW-II, but only 165,000 who are living as of May 2023. We are losing approximately 234 a day. Within two years, there will be no more WW-II veterans for […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am quite disgusted with the current political rant on equality demanding that everyone is entitled and must be subsidized by the government because they were not born into affluent circumstances. If America had practiced this madness over the last 245 years or society over the last 2,000 years we would have regressed to the […]

Photo: Nigel Poll 02 Feb 24 When I recently learned of the planned destruction of another milestone in commercial aviation, I was saddened. Anytime an aircraft of significant importance is broken up, even if there was a fleet of them and a few others still exist, in the case when a one-of-a-kind aircraft is destroyed, […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A few weeks ago I was flipping through the channels one night and came across the documentary Across the Pacific which is about Pan American World Airways and Juan Trippe’s vision of flying across the Pacific. I have always been fascinated by flying boats and as a child saved pictures of them from magazines. It […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Crew of the Memphis Belle. They are, left to right: Tech. Sgt. Harold P. Loch of Green Bay, Wis., top turret gunner; Staff Sgt. Cecil H. Scott of Altoona, Penn., ball turret gunner; Tech. Sgt. Robert J, Hanson of Walla Walla, Wash., radio operator; Capt. James A. Verinis, New Haven, Conn., co-pilot; Capt. Robert K. […]

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