Onboard a Navy Ship

Monday, August 3 Shortly after settling in on the Essex, I learned it was movie night! As the sky darkened from the amber-orange hues of

Let the Loading Begin

Sunday, August 2, continued There was much to do and a great deal of uncertainty. The runway was a significant distance from the ship so

Today is the Day!

Saturday, August 1 • Today is the Day! I packed up my room Saturday in anticipation Sunday morning’s events – a COVID test at 0700,

Quarantined on a Navy Base

I traveled from upstate New York to the coast of California and embarked on a once in a lifetime adventure. I have spent the last

Crazy in Love with a Warbird

We’ve all had friends offer words of advice for contemplation when we feel unsure of our path. Things like, “you are where you’re supposed to

Old Glory Vintage Warplane front propeller runway

A History of WW2 Airplanes

Combat aircrafts that were everyday companions to airmen in the World War II generation have become extraordinary treasures to many in the next generations. The

Warbird Factory Maintenance

How WWII Fighter Planes Worked

“A date that will live in infamy.” That is how U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt described December 7, 1941. On that fateful day, a little

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