January ~ June 2004 Updates

 

 

June 28, 2004

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 45 new photos in the following galleries:

Ticket Booth & Pier Area: 16 new photos.

Midway's Anchor: 07 new photos.

SDFD Hook & Ladder: 09 new photos.

Fantail Cafe: 07 new photos.

SDCP&J Protesters: 06 new photos.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

June 27, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added an announcement from the SDACM about a 4th of July event. Also added eight articles about Midway opening as the SDACM in a new section.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 85 new photos in the SDACM Aircraft Aboard Ship gallery.

 

Cobras & Huey's in the Photo Galleries section - added 13 new photos of the SDACM's UH-1B Huey.

 

F-4 Phantom in the Photo Galleries section - added 24 new photos of the SDACM's two F-4S Phantom II's.

 

Texans & SNJ's in the Photo Galleries section - added eight new photos of the SDACM's SNJ-5.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

June 26, 2004

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new patches, courtesy of Bob Wood.

 

Crossing the Bay ~ January 2004 gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 28 new photos in the following galleries:

Aircraft Aboard Midway: 08 new photos.

SDACM Opening Week: 20 new photos.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new photos of the UH-1B Huey being moved from Gillespie Field to the Midway.

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos in the Photos of Me gallery, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 

My Photos in the About Me section - added four photos taken during my trip to San Diego earlier this month, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 


 

June 25, 2004

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new patches, courtesy of Bob Wood.

 

USS Midway & VAQ-136 guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

June 22, 2004

 

Cruises & Squadrons in the USS Midway section - added an entry about Midway officially opening as the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum.

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 69 new photos in the Friends & Shipmates gallery.

 


 

June 21, 2004

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 56 new photos in the SDACM Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery.

 


 

June 20, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added nine new items.

 

Memorabilia - Pamphlets & Booklets in the USS Midway section - added three new items.

 

NEW! My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery featuring photos I took during my trip to attend the grand opening of the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum earlier this month. I will be uploading these photos in categories because I have several hundred to scan. The first four categories and 140 photos I have completed and uploaded are:

VAQ-136 Spaces & Ready Room: 36 photos.

Photos of Me: 59 photos.

Souvenirs: 26 items.

Aircraft Carrier Memorial: 19 photos.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 

Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new item.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 section - added 36 new photos taken aboard Midway in June 2004.

 

My Patch Collection ~ U.S. Military in the Military section - added one new patch.

 

Aircraft Carrier Memorial gallery in the Photo Galleries section - added five new photos.

 

My Photos in the About Me section - added 61 new photos taken during my trip to San Diego earlier this month.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

June 17, 2004

 

USS Midway Links in the USS Midway section - updated the link to Gene Morrow's RigTheBarricade.com web site.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 

The scanning process is underway and I hope to have photos from San Diego up by this weekend. Sorry for the delay, but work and offline life are keeping me very busy.

 


 

June 16, 2004

 

Well, I'm back from a wonderful eleven-day trip to San Diego. I had a great time attending the opening week of the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum - USS Midway. I spent my first morning touring the Midway's Aircraft Restoration Hangar at NAS North Island with Robert Anderson and then headed over to the ship. As soon as I arrived, Bill Purcell put me right to work by helping to secure off-limits areas of the ship in preparation for the grand opening. In fact, Bill put me to work for the whole week I was there!

 

I had originally planned on volunteering for Sunday the 6th, but after restructuring my plans, I ended up working aboard the ship from Saturday afternoon through Thursday night. It was a great week and I was privileged  to meet a lot of wonderful people: Bill Purcell, Buzz Nau, Gene Morrow, Chuck Cavanaugh, Ramón Purcell, Robert Anderson, Bob Hartman, Bill Hayes, Vic Vydra, Mac McLaughlin, Pete Clayton, Karl Zingheim, and many others. Most of these people I had only met through emails and am happy to have finally met them in person.

 

While in California, I took hundreds of photos aboard Midway, at the Aerospace Museum, and around San Diego. I have started scanning them and should begin uploading them within a few days, along with many Bill Purcell has already sent to me. While working aboard the ship, I had access to many areas that are not part of the museum tour. I took photos of everything I could and judging from the photos, most everything came out great. I will start uploading these photos to the site in a day or so and I hope they give a good impression of Midway's opening week.

 


 

June 04, 2004

 

NEW! 2004 Discover Aviation Days Air Show in the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery with 162 photos I took on May 22nd at the 2004 Discover Aviation Days air show in Blaine, MN.

 

B-25 Mitchell in the Photo Galleries section - added 47 new photos I took on May 22nd at the Discover Aviation Days air show.

 

My Photos in the About Me section - added one new photo of me reflected on the surface of a B-25 Mitchell taken at the 2004 Discover Aviation Days air show in Blaine, MN.

 

Texans & SNJ's in the Photo Galleries section - added 12 new photos I took on May 22nd at the Discover Aviation Days air show.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Updates to this site will be temporarily postponed until I return on June 14th from my trip to San Diego, California. While in San Diego, I will be attending the opening of the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum (USS Midway) and also visiting the San Diego Aerospace Museum. Upon my return, I expect to have hundreds of photos and will be making updates in all sections of this site.

 


 

May 31, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a Japan Times news article about a WWII reunion aboard Midway.

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added an invitation letter to the January 31, 1970 recommissioning of USS Midway, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo in the Hangar Bay gallery & two new photos in the Air Department/Engineering gallery.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 13 new photos to the following galleries:

USS Midway: 03 new photos.

CVW-5: 02 new photos.

Friends & Foes: 05 new photos.

Modern Aircraft: 03 new photos.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 16 new photos of the SNJ being moved from the Restoration Hangar to the Midway.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added two new screenshots.

 

USS Midway ~ Personal Photos in the VAQ-136 section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Blue Angels in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Cruisers in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

L-29 Delphin & L-39 Albatros in the Photo Galleries section - added 20 new photos I took on May 22nd at the Discover Aviation Days air show.

 

Nanchang CJ6A in the Photo Galleries section - added 17 new photos I took on May 22nd at the Discover Aviation Days air show.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added 78 new photos I took on May 22nd at the Discover Aviation Days air show:

MiG-17: 58 new photos.

L-29 Delphin: 15 new photos

L-39 Albatros: 05 new photos.

 

USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 27, 2004

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added 12 new screenshots of the freshly restored SNJ being loaded aboard Midway.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 24, 2004

 

No update this time, but I just wanted to add a note about why the updates have been so few lately. Mainly it's because I'm in a new (old?) job... the same job I had two years ago and left for another. It's very stressful and mentally exhausting at times. To top it off, my second hard drive decided to corrupt itself and I spent Friday, Sunday, and part of today recovering files and reformatting it.

 

I took a break from that on Saturday to attend a very soggy air show (see the May 22nd update below). It was a steady drizzle all day long and not a single plane got off the ground. The only thing that kept it from being a complete waste of time was the appearance of a beautifully restored MiG-17. This is the same aircraft that did a very quick flypast during last year's Wings of the North Air Expo, but never landed. This time it was on the ramp and I burned up about six rolls of film on it. There were also two B-25's, two Texans, two L-29's, one L-39, and a whole gaggle of L-2's through L-5's scattered around. The American Wings Air Museum was also open and I took some more shots of their OV-1 Mohawks, TA-7C Corsair II, and S2F-1 Tracker.

 

Now that I have the computer gremlins banished to the basement again, I'll start scanning these new photos and getting them online. Next weekend is the Minnesota Wing of the CAF's Wings of Freedom air show and it's supposed to be packed with all kinds of great planes. The next weekend will be even better... 10 and a wake up to San Diego!

 

P.S.

Hey Buzz... this time I'll tell you where I found that store selling San Miguel's back in January! I'm also pretty sure I can whip up some of those Korean ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches you're so addicted to. All we'd be missing then would be a case of Oscar's!

 


 

May 22, 2004

 

My Photos in the About Me section - added one new photo of me & a MiG-17 taken today at the 2004 Discover Aviation Days air show in Blaine, MN.

 

USS Midway & VAQ-136 guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

May 20, 2004

 

Commissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - updated one photo with a better quality scan.

 

Dry Dock 1945 ~ 1986 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - updated one photo with a better quality scan.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 17, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos in the Models gallery.

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added one new patch.

 

VA-115 Eagles in the Carrier Air Wing Five gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection ~ CVW-5 in the Military section - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection ~ U.S. Military in the Military section - added an SR-71 Blackbird patch.

 

My Patch Collection ~ USS Midway in the Military section - added one new patch.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 16, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new photos in the Models gallery. These new photos are of a 1/48 scale EA-6B Prowler, freshly completed by Eddie & it looks awesome!

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of John Njaa.

 

USS Midway & VAQ-136 guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

May 15, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added two 1946 issues of Midway News, courtesy of Lynn Burlingame.

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 129 new photos after reorganizing into 12 sub-galleries.

 

Brian Bogardus Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

Commissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Donald E. Burlingame Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two 1946 issues of Midway News.

 

Dry Dock 1945 ~ 1986 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 13 new photos to the following galleries:

Friends & Foes: 03 new photos.

Modern Aircraft: 07 new photos.

Vintage Aircraft: 02 new photos.

Museums: 01 new photo.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 section - added two new photos, courtesy of Bill Purcell.

 

Cruisers in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

NAS Memphis 1988 Air Show in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Smaller Ships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Submarines in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Texans & SNJ's in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USAF Thunderbirds in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Lexington in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway, VAQ-136 & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

May 09, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 22 new photos to the following galleries:

CVW-5: 10 new photos.

Friends & Foes: 01 new photo.

Liberty Ports: 02 new photos.

Wog Day: 06 new photos.

Modern Aircraft: 03 new photos.

 

Wog Day 1985 & 1987 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway ~ Personal Photos in the VAQ-136 section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Blue Angels in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Smaller Ships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

May 08, 2004

 

NEW! Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 74 photos used with permission from Midway's Aircraft Home, John Njaa's website for the Midway Aircraft Restoration Hangar.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added three new screenshots.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 06, 2004

 

USS Midway Links in the USS Midway section - added one new link.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 112 new photos to the following galleries:

USS Midway: 08 new photos.

CVW-5: 19 new photos.

USS Ranger: 13 new photos.

Friends & Foes: 20 new photos.

Liberty Ports: 04 new photos.

Wog Day: 01 new photo.

Museums: 05 new photos.

Modern Aircraft: 30 new photos.

Vintage Aircraft: 12 new photos.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Blue Angels in the Photo Galleries section - added nine new photos, three of which are USN photos & six are courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo of a MiG-15, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USAF Thunderbirds in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 05, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 15 new photos in the SDACM Aircraft gallery showing the A-4 Skyhawk & F-14 Tomcat being craned aboard Midway today.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added two new screenshots showing the A-4 Skyhawk & F-14 Tomcat on Midway's bow.

 

Wog Day 1985 & 1987 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

B-25 Mitchell in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Cruisers in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

F4U Corsair in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Hawaiian Memorials in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

P-51 Mustang in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Smaller Ships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Submarines in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Ranger in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 04, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a museum newsletter.

 

Rockin' & Rollin' in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Bill Purcell.

 

USS Midway ~ Personal Photos in the VAQ-136 section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Thailand in the Photo Galleries section - added 17 new photos, courtesy of Cassius Callender.

 

USS Lexington in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

May 01, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a museum newsletter & the opening week's schedule of events.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of T. Stone.

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added seven new photos in the Museum Restoration gallery.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

April 30, 2004

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery.

 

NEW! Wings of the North Air Expo 2003 in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 305 photos I took at this Eden Prairie, Minnesota air show in July 2003.

 

B-25 Mitchell in the Photo Galleries section - added 58 new photos I took at an air show in 2003.

 


 

April 29, 2004

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new photos in the Museum Restoration gallery.

 

VAQ-136 Commanding Officers in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added CDR. P. J. Bohan as the new Gauntlet CO, effective November, 2003. Credit for this update goes to S. Baxter, Gauntlet CO from May 2001 ~ August 2002.

 


 

April 27, 2004

 

NEW! Jim Cook Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 35 photos taken by Jim Cook from 1957 ~ 1959.

 

USS Midway & VAQ-136 guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

April 26, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added seven new photos:

April 2004: 02 new photos.

SDACM Aircraft: 05 new photos.

 

NEW! F4U Corsair in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 26 photos, taken by myself, Eddie Miller & Frank Day.

 

NEW! OV-1 Mohawk in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 97 photos I took at air shows in 2003.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added 23 new photos I took at an air show in 2003.

 

NEW! T-33 Shooting Star in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 34 photos, taken by myself & Eddie Miller.

 

Texans & SNJ's in the Photo Galleries section - added 17 new photos I took at an air show in 2003.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

April 24, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added a May 12, 1946 edition of Midway News, courtesy of Lynn Burlingame.

 

Donald E. Burlingame Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, a VBF-74 squadron patch & a May 12, 1946 edition of Midway News.

 

NEW! Cessna L-3 / L-5 / L-19 in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 25 photos I took at air shows in 2003.

 

P-51 Mustang in the Photo Galleries section - added 45 new photos I took at an air show in 2003.

 


 

April 22, 2004

 

Frank Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a new San Diego Bay 2001 section with eight photos.

 

Cruisers in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

NEW! L-29 Delphin & L-39 Albatros in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 51 photos I took at air shows in 2003.

 

NEW! Nanchang CJ6A in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 36 photos, 35 of which I took at air shows in 2003. One photo is courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added 54 new photos I took at air shows in 2003.

 

Smaller Ships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added 18 new photos courtesy of Chet Morris & one new photo courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

NEW! Submarines in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - split this gallery off from the Smaller Ships gallery. A collection of 94 photos, 10 of which are mine, with 76 photos courtesy of Chet Morris, seven photos courtesy of Frank Day & one photo courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

April 19, 2004

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 


 

April 18, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added eight articles in the 1960's sub-section.

 

NEW! B-17 Flying Fortress in the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 41 photos, taken by myself, Eddie Miller & Frank Day.

 

B-25 Mitchell in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

Battleships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

NEW! Cruisers in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - split this gallery off from the Smaller Ships gallery & added four new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Cobras & Hueys in the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris & Frank Day.

 

F-4 Phantom in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris & Frank Day.

 

OH-6 Cayuse in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

P-51 Mustang in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Philippines in the Photo Galleries section - added an April 1960 Naval Aviation News magazine article.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

Smaller Ships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added 17 new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Texans & SNJs in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USAF Thunderbirds in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added four Naval Aviation News magazine articles.

 


 

April 17, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added eight 1980's Pacific Stars & Stripes newspaper articles, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 20 new photos to the April 2004 gallery.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added nine new photos to the following galleries:

CVW-5: one new photo.

Memorabilia: eight new items.

 

Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

VFA-192 Golden Dragons in the Carrier Air Wing Five gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

April 16, 2004

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added three new screenshots.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 69 new photos to the following galleries:

USS Midway: 02 new photos.

Friends & Foes: 02 new photos.

Modern Aircraft: 05 new photos.

Vintage Aircraft: 01 new photo.

R/C Models: 59 new photos.

 

Battleships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Blue Angels in the Photo Galleries section - added five new photos, four of which are courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Smaller Ships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USAF Thunderbirds in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

April 15, 2004

 

Frank Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a new Palm Springs Air Museum section with 13 photos. Also added 19 new photos to the March Field Museum gallery.

 

VA-115 Eagles in the CVW-5 section - added a 52-page 1996 Japanese magazine commemorating VA-115's departure from Japan.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

April 12, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added seven new pages to the 1979~80 cruise book, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added 32 articles in the 1960's sub-section.

 


 

April 11, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 56 new pages to the 1979~80 cruise book, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Bud Norris.

 

Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new item, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

NEW! Donald E. Burlingame Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 26 photos & one story from Donald E. Burlingame, an F4U pilot in VBF-74 aboard Midway in 1946.

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 11 new photos:

April 2004 gallery - 10 photos.

Midway's Anchor - 01 photo.

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 25 new photos.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 section - added two new photos, courtesy of Bill Purcell & Robert Anderson.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

April 09, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added the 1974 cruise book cover & one excerpt, courtesy of Eddie Hall.

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a news article about an artifact donation.

 

Dry Dock 1945 ~ 1986 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Hall.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added one new screenshot.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

April 05, 2004

 

Blue Angels in the Photo Galleries section - added 93 new photos, showing various aircraft flown by the Blue Angels.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

April 04, 2004

 

Frank Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a new section to this gallery called SDACM ~ April 2004. This new section has 35 photos showing various compartments &  views around Midway.

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a museum announcement:

 

The San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum will open on Monday, June 07, 2004!!!!!!!

 


 

April 03, 2004

 

NEW! 2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of miscellaneous photos, showing Midway in the 2000's.

 

SDACM Help Requests in the USS Midway section - added two new requests for help: VA-115 Ready Room Restoration Fund Campaign & the USS Midway F-4 Phantom II Fund Raising Campaign.

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added eight new photos in the April 2004 gallery.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added eight new screenshots showing work on the flight deck, ship's crane & the Phantom moved to the bow.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 section - added two new photos, courtesy of Bill Purcell.

 

NEW! Blue Angels in the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery showing the Navy's aerobatic display team with 23 photos & the entire 1996 season air show program.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

April 01, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 15 new pages to the 1979~80 cruise book, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Frank Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 51 new photos in five new sub-galleries:

USS Hornet - eight photos.

USS Missouri - seven photos.

USS Pampanito - seven photos.

March Field Museum - 15 photos.

Model Collection - 14 photos.

 

A-10 Thunderbolt in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Battleships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added seven new photos, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

USAF Thunderbirds in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Lexington in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 31, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added eight new pages to the 1979~80 cruise book, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo & an eyewitness account of a 1952 accident where an F9F-2 Panther broke through the barrier & plowed into aircraft on the bow, courtesy of George Bilodeau.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of Sean Keenan.

 

USS Coral Sea in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos & the 1966~67 cruise book cover with one excerpt, courtesy of Sean Keenan.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

March 30, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added three new cruise book covers and excerpts, as follows:

1958~59 cruise book cover, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

1965 cruise book cover, courtesy of Sean Keenan.

1979~80 cruise book - added nine new pages, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

1983~84 cruise book cover, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Frank Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a new sub-gallery of 17 photos showing Midway crossing San Diego Bay.

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Flight Deck Messages in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Aircraft in Humboldt County, CA in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo.

 

NAS Memphis 1988 Air Show in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo & updated the five A-4 Skyhawk photos with better versions.

 

Texans & SNJ's in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo.

 

USS Hornet in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 29, 2004

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added a USS Midway Double Centurion patch, courtesy of Sean Keenan.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added three new screenshots.

 

VAQ-136 Guest Book  - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 28, 2004

 

NEW! Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 124 photos taken by Bill Purcell, a volunteer with the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum.

 

Frank Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of Midway in Oakland.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added covers for the 1979~80 & 1981~82 cruise books, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

NEW! USS Hornet in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery featuring four photos of this carrier, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

USS Pampanito in the Photo Galleries section - added seven new photos, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

March 27, 2004

 

NEW! Bob Hope's USO Shows in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 31 photos showing two of Bob Hope's USO shows in 1972 & 1987.

 

NEW! Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 97 photos taken by Robert Anderson, a volunteer with the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added two new screenshots of the first four restored aircraft aboard Midway.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 section - added two new photos, one of which is courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 

NEW! USS Boxer in the carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery featuring two photos of this carrier, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

NEW! USS Tarawa in the carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery featuring one photo of this carrier, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Battleships in the carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Smaller Ships in the carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added 10 new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

USS Stennis in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

USS Ticonderoga in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo to the 1969 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Hawaiian Memorials in the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 26, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added the cover & 29 pages from the 1976~78 cruise book, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

VAQ-136 Guest Book  - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 25, 2004

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of George Bilodeau.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 24, 2004

 

Magazine & Newspaper Articles & 1992 Decommissioning pages in the USS Midway section - added a 1992 newspaper article about Midway's final decommissioning, courtesy of Gene Hall.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added seven new screenshots of the first completed F-4 Phantom being craned aboard Midway, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 23, 2004

 

SDACM Help Requests in the USS Midway section - added a new request for UNREP video footage for use in the museum's Aux Conn exhibit.

 

EA-6B Prowler Photo Gallery in the VAQ-136 section - added an update on the EA-6C Prowler Program, courtesy of Brian Murphy.

 

USS Ticonderoga in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new 1969 cruise book photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

March 22, 2004

 

Dry Dock 1945 ~ 1986 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, courtesy of Roger Oxley. Roger sent in several scans from the 1976 ~ 1978 cruise book, but I am waiting for him to rescan of the cover before uploading them to the site.

 


 

March 21, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a museum status update.

 

USS Midway Links in the USS Midway section - added one new link.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added excerpts to the following cruise books:

1985 ~ 1987 cruise book: 15 new pages, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

1987 ~ 1989 cruise book: 09 new pages, from my collection.

 

Bruce Lonardo Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 

Dry Dock 1945 ~ 1986 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 58 new photos to the following galleries:

Memorabilia: 15 new 1985 ~ 1987 cruise book pages.

USS Midway: 05 new photos.

CVW-5: 01 new photo.

Friends & Foes: 01 new photo.

Liberty Photos: 01 new photo.

Modern Aircraft: 16 new photos.

Vintage Aircraft: 07 new photos.

Museums & Miscellaneous: 10 new photos.

Models: 17 new photos

 

EISRA-86 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 40 new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

F-4 Phantom in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

P-51 Mustang in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USAF Thunderbirds in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Coral Sea in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Bruce Lonardo.

 

USS Lexington in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added five new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Ticonderoga in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added an article about Task Force 71 to the 1969 cruise book & two articles about Tico's decommissioning, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

March 20, 2004

 

USS Ticonderoga in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added 23 new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 18, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 35 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris. This cruise book is now complete - in its entirety! Thank You Chet!

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

MCAS El Toro in the Photo Galleries section - added a scan of the base patch.

 

My Patch Collection ~ U.S. Military in the Military section - added one new patch.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 17, 2004

 

NEW! SDACM Help Requests in the USS Midway section - a new gallery with requests for help from the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum in identifying mysteries around the ship. First item they need help with is a mural in the Number Three Engine Room. Do you have a photo? They want a copy so they can recreate the mural!

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 16 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 16, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added eight new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Coral Sea in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added a plaque, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Ticonderoga in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added scans of the covers of the 1968 & 1969 cruise books, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 15, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 16 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 14, 2004

 

Brian Bogardus Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

USS Midway & VAQ-136 guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

March 12, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 14 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

March 11, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 14 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added a message from "Admirable Icarus," courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

March 10, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 15 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Bremerton in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 


 

March 09, 2004

 

NEW! USS John F. Kennedy in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery featuring two photos of this carrier, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 21 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added 12 new screenshots of aircraft being moved on Midway's flight deck.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 07, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added ten articles from Naval Aviation News magazine.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos.

 

USS Independence in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added eight new photos.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added 46 new photos.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 06, 2004

 

Midway Links page in the USS Midway section - added links to a USS Franklin D. Roosevelt site, five aircraft carrier museum sites & two submarine museum sites.

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added 22 articles from Naval Aviation News magazine.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new photos.

 


 

March 05, 2004

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added a museum status update.

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added 13 articles from Naval Aviation News magazine.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added eight new photos.

 

VAQ-136 Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 04, 2004

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added an article about work aboard Midway in San Diego.

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added seven articles from Naval Aviation News magazine.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

March 03, 2004

 

NEW! Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - a collection of articles from Naval Aviation News magazine.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - added one new item, courtesy of Don Brink.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added 10 new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a Naval History magazine article about Midway's arrival in San Diego.

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added a museum status update & an article about Midway's arrival in San Diego.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Commissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

Hawaii 1991 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Decommissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new photos.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

March 01, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added two new items to the 1963 ~ 1964 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - updated the photo of Midway in the Panama Canal Zone with a better version.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

My Patch Collection ~ U.S. Military in the Military section - added three new patches given to me by Chet Morris.

 


 

February 29, 2004

 

NEW! Dry Dock 1945 ~ 1986 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 27 photos showing Midway in dry dock.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new photos, two of which are courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Flight Deck Messages in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo & replaced one photo with a better version, both courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Underway in the 1980's in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Unrep & Vertrep in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Port Visits in the 1980's in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

Bremerton in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 


 

February 28, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added eight new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Coral Sea in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos.

 

USS Independence in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new memorabilia item.

 

Deployments, Carriers & Air Wings in the VAQ-136 section - updated information for 2004.

 

Squadron Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 section - added excerpts from the 1984 Midway Magicgram, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 section - added 12 new photos.

 

USS Midway ~ USN Photos in the VAQ-136 section - added two new photos.

 

USS Midway ~ Personal Photos in the VAQ-136 section - added 42 new photos:

01 photo courtesy of Buzz Nau.

05 photos courtesy of Cassius Callender.

10 photos courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

21 photos courtesy of Eddie Miller.

05 photos courtesy of Paul Jarvis.

 

USS Kitty Hawk ~ USN Photos in the VAQ-136 section - added two new photos.

 


 

February 27, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added four new pages to the 1952 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

February 26, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 117 new photos to the galleries in this collection.

 

USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Battleships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Smaller Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Philippines in the Photo Galleries section - added five new photos, four of which are courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added five new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Singapore in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Thailand in the Photo Galleries section - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

B-25 Mitchell in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

TBM Avenger in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Texans & SNJ's in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 25, 2004

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Vince Jackson.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 24, 2004

 

NEW! Tony Zeljeznjak Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 37 photos taken in January 2004, courtesy of Tony Zeljeznjak.

 

Aircraft Carrier Memorial gallery in the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos, courtesy of Tony Zeljeznjak.

 


 

February 23, 2004

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Port Visits in the 1980's in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added ten new photos of Midway's visit to Sasebo, Japan in 1983.

 

Chris Bachman Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new photos taken during Midway's restoration in San Diego.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 22, 2004

 

NEW! VA-25's Toilet Bomb in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery featuring seven photos of this unique bomb, dropped during the Vietnam War in 1965.

 

NEW! USS Ticonderoga in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery featuring 23 photos of this carrier, 21 of which are courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

NEW! USS Lexington in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery featuring 10 photos of this carrier, three of which are courtesy of Chet Morris & six are courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

NEW! USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a new gallery featuring two patches & nine photos of this carrier.

 

USS Coral Sea in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added seven new photos.

 

USS Nimitz in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

USS Stennis in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh. Also added 16 photos from the 1996 ship's calendar, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Battleships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added two new photos.

 

Vintage War Birds in the El Toro gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo of P-40 Warhawk "Burma Rascal."

 

Yushukan at Yasukuni Jinja in the Photo Galleries section - added five new photos.

 

Eddie Miller Collection - Museums in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

My Patch Collection ~ U.S. Military in the Military section - added one new patch.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 21, 2004

 

Ship's Specifications in the USS Midway section - added one new line drawing of Midway as she appeared at her original commissioning.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added a cover scan of the 1955 World Cruise book.

 

Memorabilia - Pamphlets & Booklets in the USS Midway section - added a 1946 Welcome Aboard booklet, courtesy of Vince Jackson.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Vince Jackson.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Eddie Miller Collection - Memorabilia in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos of the 1989 VA-115 A-6 Intruder fire at Cubi Point.

 

CVW-5 Formations in the Carrier Air Wing Five gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Rob Bixby.

 

HS-12 Wyverns in the Carrier Air Wing Five gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos, courtesy of Rob Bixby.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 19, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added three items, courtesy of Chet Morris:

~ 1952 cruise book - added two photos.

~ 1963-1964 cruise book - added one photo.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - replaced one photo with a better version.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added ten new photos & replaced one photo with a better version.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos & replaced one photo with a better version.

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, two are courtesy of Rob Bixby.

 

Wog Day 1985 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos, courtesy of Rob Bixby.

 

Unrep & Vertrep in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 11 new photos, courtesy of John Schmitz.

 

Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new item.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 17, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a 1999 Sea Classics magazine article about the Midway Class carriers.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos & a link to an eyewitness account of Operation Frequent Wind, courtesy of Dirck Halstead.

 

USS Coral Sea in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added a 2004 Sea Classics magazine article about the scrapping of Coral Sea.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

February 15, 2004

 

NEW! Brian Bogardus Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of ten photos.

 

NEW! Ian Sitren Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 11 photos.

 

NEW! Roger Oxley Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of nine photos & ten memorabilia items.

 

Ship's Specifications in the USS Midway section - added one new scan of Midway's commissioning plaque, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added two excerpts from the 1963 ~ 1964 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added a 1975 Operation FREQUENT WIND special edition of Spectrum, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a 1975 Operation FREQUENT WIND special edition of Spectrum, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

USS Stennis in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo, courtesy of Ian Sitren.

 


 

February 14, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added four excerpts from the 1963 ~ 1964 cruise book, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added six new items, courtesy of Roger Oxley:

~ Three 1977 issues of the Midway Multiplex newsletter.

~ September ~ December 1977 issue of Spectrum ~ 1977 Indian Ocean Cruise edition.

~ October 1977 issue of The Liberty Hound ~ Perth Australia edition.

~ April 1978 issue of The Liberty Hound ~ Olongapo, Philippines edition.

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of the USS E.F. Larson, DD/DDR-830 web site.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

Patch Collection in the VAQ-136 section - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection ~ EA-6B Prowler in the Military section - added one new patch.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 13, 2004

 

Midway Museum News in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two progress reports released by the SDACM.

 

Memorabilia - Pamphlets & Booklets in the USS Midway section - added a 1970's Welcome Aboard booklet, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 12, 2004

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

LCHS Guest Book - added a new entry, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 11, 2004

 

Ship's Specifications in the USS Midway section - added one new line drawing of Midway as she appeared at her final decommissioning.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added a scan of the cover of the 1985 ~ 1987 cruise book, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

My Patch Collection ~ U.S. Military in the Military section - added one new patch.

 

LCHS Guest Book - added a new entry, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 10, 2004

 

NEW! Wog Day 1985 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 18 photos showing the 1985 Wog Day ceremony aboard Midway, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

February 09, 2004

 

NEW! EISRA-86 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 109 photos showing Midway undergoing an Extended Incremental Selected Restricted Availability & Major Upkeep Period from March 31 ~ November 28, 1986 in Yokosuka's Dry Dock No. 6. These photos are courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

Web Cam San Diego 2004 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 11 new screenshots.

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added two new patches for USS Coral Sea.

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a 1987 article about the infamous hull blisters & a 1991 article about Midway leaving Japan for retirement. Both articles are courtesy of Roger Oxley.

 

My Patch Collection ~ U.S. Military in the Military section - added two new patches.

 

USS Coral Sea in the Aircraft Carriers gallery in the Photo Galleries section - added two new patches.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 08, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - added one a stationary kit, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Battle Groups in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Unrep & Vertrep in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added eleven new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

February 07, 2004

 

NEW! Chris Bachman Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 19 photos showing Midway crossing San Diego Bay on January 10, 2004. These photos are unique to this site because they are the first ones taken & courtesy of someone on the pier photographing Midway as she came across the bay.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added excerpts from the 1952 & 1963/64 cruise books, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added an obituary for Captain Whitney Wright, Midway's commanding officer from January 25, 1964 through December 19, 1964, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added two new items courtesy of Chet Morris:

~ Message from Admiral South, CTF-77 about Midway winning a war game exercise against Kitty Hawk in 1964.

~ Message from Midway to Ranger after the Ranger collided with a Taiwanese tanker near Malaysia in 1979.

 

Launching & Commissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Unrep & Vertrep in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

San Diego 1991 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

1990's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

John Njaa Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 95 photos, courtesy of John Njaa. The new photos are from his time aboard Midway from 1971 ~ 1973.

 


 

February 06, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection Friends & Foes in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 

Aircraft Carriers gallery in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos in the following sections: America (one) & Theodore Roosevelt (two).

 

USS Midway & VAQ-136 guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

February 05, 2004

 

San Diego 1991 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

VFA-195 Dambusters in the Carrier Air Wing Five gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new patch.

 

RAF Brawdy Memorabilia in the Photo Galleries section - added one new item.

 

My Patch Collection ~ CVW-5 in the Military section - added one new patch.

 


 

February 04, 2004

 

NEW! B-25 Mitchell in the Photo Galleries section - 56 photos.

 

NEW! P-51 Mustang in the Photo Galleries section - 38 photos.

 

NEW! T-28 Trojan in the Photo Galleries section - 21 photos.

 

NEW! TBM Avenger in the Photo Galleries section - 32 photos.

 

NEW! Texans & SNJ's in the Photo Galleries section - 60 photos.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added a 1952 cruise book cover & a 1963~1964 cruise book cover, both courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Aircraft Carriers gallery in the Photo Galleries section - added five new photos in the following sections: Ranger (two) Independence (one) & Theodore Roosevelt (two).

 

Battleships in the Photo Galleries section - added six new photos.

 

Smaller Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added 19 new photos.

 

Foreign Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos.

 

Harriers page in the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos.

 

Russian Aircraft & Ships in the Photo Galleries section - added six new photos.

 

Thunderbirds in the Photo Galleries section - added four new photos.

 

Ocean Sunsets in the Photo Galleries section - added 10 new photos.

 

USS Midway Guest Book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

February 03, 2004

 

NEW! Midway Magic in the USS Midway section - a special tribute to the Magic that was, is, and always will be USS Midway. This page was created especially for this site by my wife, who also has a site at Ocean's World.

 

My Patch Collection in the Military section - restructured the layout & split the patches into categories. This will enable each page to load faster.

 


 

February 02, 2004

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Eddie Miller Collection CVW-5 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

USS Midway, VAQ-136 & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

February 01, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - restructured Eddie's gallery into categories & added 190 new photos.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

January 31, 2004

 

NEW! Brian Carbo Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - six photos Brian took from the Golden Gate bridge, showing Midway's departure from San Francisco Bay on December 31, 2003.

 

NEW! USS Midway in San Diego Gallery Links in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - four links to off-site galleries of Midway in San Diego. One gallery also has photos of a 1981 ~ 1983 cruise.

 

USS Midway guest book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 

I restructured the Midway Photo Gallery index page & sorted the galleries into time periods. This page was getting too big & took a long time to load all the preview thumbs.

 


 

January 30, 2004

 

Certificates & Cards in the Memorabilia gallery of the USS Midway section - added a scan of my USS Midway Shellback certificate.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two photos & a scan of a Mech magazine article about the February 13, 1989 VA-115 A-6 Intruder fire at NAS Cubi Point.

 

I also added the above photo and article to the following galleries:

VA-115 Eagles page in the Carrier Air Wing Five gallery of the Photo Galleries section.

Philippines page in the Photo Galleries section.

 

Personal Note: After a discussion today with Buzz Nau over at CV41.org, we've both decided it would be easier for everyone to find our new items by linking them directly from our "What's New" lists. So, from now on, links will be available here to make your browsing experiences easier.

 


 

January 29, 2004

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added five new patches.

 

USS Coral Sea page in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo.

 


 

January 28, 2004

 

Event Programs page in the USS Midway Memorabilia section - added scans of the entire 1992 decommissioning program. Although I do have the actual program, I worked out a deal with Buzz Nau from CV41.org to use his scans. This saved me a lot of scanning time and I am grateful to him for sharing.

 

1992 Decommissioning page in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added the 48 scans of the 1992 decommissioning program.

 

Jack Downey's NAS North Island 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - replaced all eight photos with larger resolution photos.

 

USS Midway guest book - added new entries, bringing it up to date.

 


 

January 27, 2004

 

NEW! Walter Knouse Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 19 photos, taken during the 1947 ~ 1948 Mediterranean Cruise, used with Walter's permission & are from his gallery at the A-1 Skyraider Association web site.

 

San Diego Arrival gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

USS Midway & VAQ-136 guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

January 26, 2004

 

NEW! Madoc Pope's San Diego 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 13 photos.

 

My USS Midway Collection #03 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 152 new photos:

Around the Flight Deck - 25 photos

Photos of the Island - 18 photos

Hangar Bay Photos - 31 photos

Passageways & Spaces - 18 photos

Sponsons & Fantail - 29 photos

From Navy Pier & Waterfront Park - 31 photos

 

USS Nimitz page in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo.

 

USS Stennis page in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo.

 


 

January 25, 2004

 

NEW! USS John C. Stennis page in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - a collection of 12 photos I took of this carrier on January 10, 2004.

 

USS Nimitz page in the Aircraft Carriers gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added three new photos.

 

Bruce Lonardo Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 17 new photos.

 


 

January 24, 2004

 

NEW! Ramon Purcell's San Diego 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 49 photos.

 

1950's gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Memorabilia page in the USS Midway section - split this page into nine categories. Also added a ticket and pamphlet from the 1990 Dependent's Day Cruise.

 

NAS Memphis gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added three new RA-5 Vigilante photos, contributed by Buzz Nau.

 

Battleships in the Ships gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new photo of USS Missouri.

 

USS Midway & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

January 23, 2004

 

NEW! Kelly Jernigan's Midway Restoration Hangar 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 17 photos.

 

NEW! Bob Hartman's NAS North Island 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 14 photos.

 

NEW! Jack Downey's NAS North Island 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of eight photos.

 

NEW! Kelly Jernigan's NAS North Island 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 20 photos.

 

NEW! Bob Hartman's San Diego 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 14 photos.

 

NEW! Matt Navarre's San Diego 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of nine photos.

 

NEW! Skip Stark's San Diego 2004 Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of six photos.

 


 

January 22, 2004

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added two new patches.

 

Crossing the Bay gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

My USS Midway Collection #03 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 56 new photos:

Shuttle Boat Ride & North Island - 18 photos

Escorts across the Bay - 13 photos

Aircraft on the Flight Deck - 25 photos

 

USS Midway, VAQ-136 & LCHS guest books - added new entries, bringing them up to date.

 


 

January 21, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a scan of the 1980's Flight Deck Awareness booklet.

 

Memorabilia page in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

San Diego Arrival gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos & one article with three photos from the San Diego Union Tribune.

 

NAS North Island gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one article from the San Diego Union Tribune.

 

Crossing the Bay gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added nine new photos & two articles with two photos from the San Diego Union Tribune.

 


 

January 20, 2004

 

Memorabilia page in the USS Midway section - added the 1973 USS Midway Familygram, contributed by Brian Carbo, a Midway Radioman from 1973 ~ 1974.

 

Operation Frequent Wind gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Rockin' & Rollin' gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 


 

January 19, 2004

 

Memorabilia page in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

My USS Midway Collection #03 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 21 new photos:

Reception Area - 11 photos

Midway Model - nine photos

Souvenirs - one photo

 


 

January 18, 2004

 

NEW! Cherie Sogsti Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 116 photos & one movie taken during USS Midway's final voyage on January 10, 2004. These photos & video are used with Cherie's permission & are from her web site at WheresCherie.COM.

 

Oakland gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos of Midway being towed out of San Francisco Bay.

 

Crossing San Diego Bay gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 


 

January 17, 2004

 

Memorabilia page in the USS Midway section - added two new items.

 

My USS Midway Collection #03 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added seven new photos.

 

VAW-115 gallery in the Carrier Air Wing Five Gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new patch.

 

My Photos page in the About Me section - added one new photo of me taken in San Diego over the weekend.

 


 

January 16, 2004

 

NEW! Aircraft Carrier Memorial gallery in the Photo Galleries section - 12 photos of this San Diego memorial.

 

Crossing San Diego Bay gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

My USS Midway Collection #03 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos.

 

My Photos page in the About Me section - added three new photos of me taken in San Diego over the weekend.

 


 

January 15, 2004

 

NEW! My USS Midway Collection #03 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of photos I took on January 10, 2004 while crossing San Diego Bay aboard USS Midway. I took 15 rolls of film that day, but have only had two rolls developed. The first 40 photos are uploaded to this gallery and the rest will soon follow.

 

Memorabilia page in the USS Midway section - added five new items.

 


 

January 14, 2004

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added information and articles about Midway's arrival in San Diego.

 

1960's gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Crossing San Diego Bay gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 19 new photos and one movie.

 

My Photos page in the About Me section - added two new photos of me taken in San Diego over the weekend.

 


 

January 13, 2004

 

NEW! John Njaa Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 12 photos taken and contributed by John Njaa.

 

Ship's History page in the USS Midway section - added information about Midway's final move to Navy Pier.

 

Cruises & Squadrons page in the USS Midway section - added information about Midway's final move to Navy Pier.

 

San Diego 2004 gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - split this gallery into four galleries and added new photos:

San Diego Arrival - 16 photos.

NAS North Island - 18 photos.

Crossing the Bay - seven photos.

Web Cam Screenshots - seven photos.

 

My Photos page in the About Me section - added four new photos of me taken in San Diego over the weekend.

 


 

January 08, 2004

 

NEW! Cassius Callender Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a collection of 137 photos from 1989 ~ 1991, taken and submitted by Cassius Callender.

 

San Diego 2004 gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added seven new photos.

 

Note:

I will be in San Diego from Friday the 9th through Monday the 12th. I received my ticket to ride Midway across the bay, courtesy of a VAQ-136 squadron buddy. Thank You Gene... You're awesome for the hook up! I will be taking video and many photos of the event/festivities and will get them online as soon as I can upon my return. Until I get back, there will not be any site updates, although I will have email access. Please check back next week to see what happened over the weekend.

 

One more note for everyone signing the guest book & sending me emails:

Thank you for taking the time to leave your messages. I love hearing your stories and recollections and also for being able to share them with everyone through this site. As for all the praise, Thank You very much! This started out as a small hobby to show the history of this great ship and suddenly turned into a huge project. I have spent countless hours conducting research and collecting all this material. It has taken several years to compile everything and it seems to have come together very well, judging from everyone's comments. Guys, this site is for you... For all the Midway vets especially, but also for anyone who has ever served, or will serve in the United States Navy. My apologies to the Black Shoes, but..... FLY NAVY!!!

 


 

January 07, 2004

 

NEW! Frank Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - 15 photos of USS Midway in Oakland on December 26, 2003, taken and submitted by Frank Day.

 

Operation Frequent Wind gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

San Diego 2004 gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added seven new photos.

 

VFA-195 gallery in the Carrier Air Wing Five Gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new patch.

 

HS-12 gallery in the Carrier Air Wing Five Gallery of the Photo Galleries section - added one new patch.

 


 

January 06, 2004

 

Ship's History page in the USS Midway section - added information about Midway's arrival in San Diego.

 

Cruises & Squadrons page in the USS Midway section - added information about Midway's arrival in San Diego.

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added one article about Midway's arrival in San Diego.

 

San Diego 2004 gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 11 new photos.

 


 

January 05, 2004

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added updated information about Midway's arrival in San Diego and an announcement about events happening on Saturday, January 10th when Midway crosses the bay.

 

San Diego 2004 gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new web cam screenshots of Midway arriving in San Diego.

 


 

January 04, 2004

 

NEW! My Zap Collection page in the Military section - scans of all the zap stickers I've collected throughout the years.

 


 

January 03, 2004

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added four news stories about Midway's departure from Oakland and planned arrival in San Diego.

 

Operation Frequent Wind gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

Oakland gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a special page for Linda, one of the owners of the USCGA vessel Silver Charm. This is my Thank You for sharing her photos of Midway's departure from Oakland.

 

Memorabilia page in the VAQ-136 section - added two new items.

 


 

January 01, 2004

 

Museum News pages in the USS Midway section - added information from the museum about Midway's planned arrival in San Diego.

 

1940's gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos.

 

Oakland gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 18 new photos of Midway being towed out of the San Francisco Bay area, taken and submitted by Linda, a crewmember aboard the USCG Auxiliary vessel Silver Charm.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 32 photos to his USS Ranger, NAS Kingsville & air show war birds gallery.

 

London Central High School Section - moved all the guest book entries from the external location & put them directly on this site.