July ~ December 2004 Updates

 

 

December 31, 2004

 

Launching & Commissioning in the USS Midway section - added an article from the April 1945 edition of All Hands magazine.

 

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

 

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

 


 

December 29, 2004

 

Steve Ward Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of 18 photos. Steve Ward is a Docent at the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. He is also the owner/operator of Midway Docents, a site which has photographs of Midway Docents & Safety Personnel serving aboard Midway / SDACM. It is a good insider's view of Midway and the work in progress to make her more accessible. All photos in this gallery were taken by Steve Ward and used with permission from his web site at: Midway Docents.

 

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

 


 

December 28, 2004

 

1950's Flight Operations in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - Split the 1950's Miscellaneous gallery into two sections, creating this new gallery and added four new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 


 

December 27, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added two Japanese anti-Midway protest articles, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

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

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new item in the photos in the Midway Memorabilia gallery.

 


 

December 26, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added one news article.

 

Midway Links in the USS Midway section - added three new links, including one to Steve Ward's new Midway Docents information & photographs page.

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added seven new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

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

 

VAQ-136 USS Midway Era Private Photos - added four new photos, courtesy of Paul Jarvis.

 

USS Nimitz - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

December 23, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

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

 

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

 

B-52 Stratofortress - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Battleships - added seven new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

CH-46 Sea Knight - added 16 new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Cruisers - added five new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Foreign Ships - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

SH-60B Seahawk - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Smaller Ships - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

December 22, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 103 new photos to the following galleries:

USS Midway: 14 new photos.

CVW-5: 53 new photos.

Friends & Foes: 26 new photos.

Liberty Photos: 07 new photos.

Museums: 03 new photos.

 

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

 


 

December 19, 2004

 

Bruce Lonardo Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new story.

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - Added 122 new photos in the following galleries:

Aircraft Onload: 45 photos (new gallery).

Ceremonies & Events: 05 new photos.

Display Aircraft: 29 new photos.

IM-4 Berthing: 08 photos (new gallery).

Island & Bridge: 20 new photos.

Restoration Hangar: 15 photos (new gallery).

 

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

 


 

December 18, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Certificates & Cards in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

Memorabilia - Liberty Port Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - a new gallery with five items. Please note that a few of these items are for adult viewing only.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia - added one new item.

 

London Central H.S. - added several new souvenir items.

 

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

 


 

December 17, 2004

 

November 50 ~ March 59 Deployments in the USS Midway section - corrected a squadron listing error for the 27 DEC 54 ~ 14 JUL 55 World Cruise, which was brought to my attention by John Perilloux. Also added more squadron information taken from my copy of the 1955 cruise book.

 

Midway's Specifications in the USS Midway section - added a photo of a ship's plaque replica mounted on wood & a photo of an 18" X 42" blueprint of CVB-41, both from my collection.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a photo of an 18" X 42" blueprint of CVB-41, from my collection.

 

USS Coral Sea - added a photo of an 18" X 42" blueprint of CVA-43, from my collection.

 

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

 


 

December 15, 2004

 

Midway's History in the USS Midway section - added a special version of Midway's logo at the end of the page.

 

Midway's Awards in the USS Midway section - added seven photos of Midway's ribbon board.

 

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

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the USS Midway gallery & two new patches in the U.S. Navy Ships gallery.

 

USS Coral Sea - added one new patch.

 

USS Hornet - added one new patch.

 


 

December 14, 2004

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of 112 photos. Clint Griffin volunteers as the official photographer for the USS Midway / San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. Clint has been photographing Midway's restoration & conversion to a museum since January 10, 2004 when she was brought across San Diego Bay from North Island to the Navy pier. As the volunteer photographer onboard Midway, he has been allowed access to all areas of the ship, photographing them for the museum's archives. Several of the galleries here show areas of the ship which have been restored, but are not yet open to the public. Of special note are the photos of the restored Fo'c'scle & Medical Department spaces. Thanks to Clint, this is the first public viewing of these newly restored areas.

 

A personal note about the R. Clinton Griffin Collection: The 112 photos in this new collection are just a beginning. I will be receiving over 26 cd's of photos, with more to come as Clint continues his photo documentation of the Midway / SDACM.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a detailed firsthand account of the July 20, 1965 MiG-17 shoot down by VA-25 Skyraiders, courtesy of Clint Johnson (one of the two pilots sharing credit for shooting down the MiG).

 

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

 


 

December 12, 2004

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a 1975 Naval Aviation News magazine article.

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added seven new articles in the 1970's section.

 

Miscellaneous Photos in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a scan of Midway's original logo.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the USS Midway section - added an October 1973 Naval Aviation News article about forming the squadron. Also added the squadron section of the 1979 ~ 1980 USS Midway cruise book.

 

NAF Misawa Air Shows - added a 1975 Naval Aviation News magazine article in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

USS Coral Sea - added two new photos.

 

USS Ticonderoga - added a 1974 Naval Aviation News magazine article about Tico's decommissioning.

 


 

December 11, 2004

 

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

 

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

 


 

December 10, 2004

 

Al Rosko Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of 56 photos showing a good representation of the tour available aboard USS Midway / SDACM.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 44 new photos showing the December 7th loading of four newly restored aircraft. 26 new photos are in the Aircraft Relocation gallery & 18 new photos are in the Flight Deck Exhibits gallery.

 

Aircraft Carrier Memorial - added one new photo, courtesy of Al Rosko.

 

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

 


 

December 09, 2004

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

December 07, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added six new articles in the 1970's section.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 


 

December 06, 2004

 

USS Midway Index Page & USS Midway Photo Galleries Index Page - added new Midway artwork on each page.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added two new items & updated an older photo with a better quality one.

 


 

December 05, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new article in the 1960's section & created a new 1970's section with 18 articles.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

Cunningham & Driscoll ~ MiG Aces - A new gallery about Randy Cunningham & Randy Driscoll, the first U.S. Aces of the Vietnam War. This gallery is centered around my meetings with these two fliers.

 

USS Coral Sea - added one new photo.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added two new photos.

 


 

December 04, 2004

 

Desert Shield & Desert Storm in the USS Midway section - added 22 new photos.

 

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

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the Desert Shield & Desert Storm gallery.

 

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

 


 

December 03, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added four new items. These are items I purchased from the SDACM's online Jet Shop & I have to say it was a great online shopping experience. This online store works very smoothly & has a very fast delivery time. Although the online Jet Shop store doesn't have everything the actual Jet Shop has, there is a lot to offer & I plan on making more purchases in the future. To see what they have to offer, please visit: USS Midway / SDACM Jet Shop.

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added one new patch. This is another item I purchased online at the Jet Shop.

 

Subic Bay / Cubi Point, Philippines - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the USS Midway gallery & two new patches in the U.S. Military gallery.

 

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

 


 

December 02, 2004

 

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

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 27 new photos in the following galleries:

USS Midway: 01 new photo.

CH-46 Sea Knight: 05 new photos.

F-4N Phantom II: 08 new photos.

SH-3H Sea King: 08 new photos.

S-3B Viking: 05 new photos.

 

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

 

USS Coral Sea - added one new photo.

 

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

 


 

November 30, 2004

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo. Also added new information about the VA-25 pilots pictured in the MiG-17 kill debrief photo, courtesy of Clint Johnson (one of the two pilots sharing credit for shooting down the MiG).

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb - added new information about VA-25's infamous toilet bomb, courtesy of Clint Johnson & Rick Vidacovich.

 

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

 


 

November 29, 2004

 

My Patch Collection - added three new patches in the U.S. Military gallery.

 

NAF Misawa Air Shows - added one new patch in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

Hawaiian Memorials - added one new patch.

 


 

November 28, 2004

 

Cactus Collision in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of 165 photos.

 

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

 


 

November 27, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

Desert Shield & Desert Storm in the USS Midway section - added three new photos.

 

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

 


 

November 26, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Ceremonies & Events in the USS Midway section - added six VIP letters, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

Midway's Final Decommissioning in the USS Midway section - added six VIP letters, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added eleven new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 


 

November 24, 2004

 

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

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 34 new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery.

 

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

 


 

November 23, 2004

 

Launching & Commissioning in the USS Midway section - added six new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

USS Midway in Dry Dock in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

USS Midway in Bremerton in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

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

 

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

 


 

November 22, 2004

 

Operation Frostbite in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of 27 photos.

 

P2V Neptune Launches in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of seven photos.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

USS Midway in Dry Dock in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

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

 


 

November 21, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added two Newport News Shipyard Bulletin articles, courtesy of Bob Hartman, via Buzz Nau.

 

Launching & Commissioning in the USS Midway section - added one Newport News Shipyard Bulletin article, courtesy of Bob Hartman, via Buzz Nau.

 

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

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 15 new photos in the following galleries:

Flight Deck Exhibits: 01 new photo.

CH-46 Sea Knight: 03 new photos.

F/A-18A Hornet: 05 new photos. (New Gallery)

SH-3H Sea King: 02 new photos.

S-3B Viking: 04 new photos.

 

USS Nimitz - added one new photo, courtesy of Lindsay Fincher.

 

USS Ronald Reagan - added one new photo, courtesy of Lindsay Fincher.

 

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

 


 

November 20, 2004

 

Operation Sandy in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of 14 photos, ten of which are courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

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

 

CVW-5 Memorabilia - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the Air Wing Five gallery.

 


 

November 19, 2004

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos of Midway's restored Fo'c'scle & Medical Department. These are Clint Griffin photos, courtesy of Bob Fenton.

 

VAQ-136 USS Kitty Hawk Era Private Photos - added one new photo & one video of a Gauntlet Prowler landing aboard Kitty Hawk, courtesy of Gene Rawlinson.

 

LCHS ~ Our Photos in the London Central High School section - added 27 new photos, courtesy of Angie Lakin.

 

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

 


 

November 16, 2004

 

CDR George Duncan's 1951 F9F-2 Panther Crash in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of six photos, five of which are courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

Operation Fiery Vigil in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added one new photo.

 

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

 


 

November 15, 2004

 

E. W. Keegan's 1951 F9F-2 Panther Crash in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of one story & eight photos, three of which are courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new photos, courtesy of Scott McGaugh.

 

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

 


 

November 14, 2004

 

Midway's Hangar - The Original Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - A new gallery of 73 photos. The photos in this gallery are used with permission from Dave Hanson, who created the original web site for the Midway Aircraft Restoration Hangar. When Dave discontinued Midway's Hangar, John Njaa created Midway's Aircraft Home as a way to keep us all updated on the status of aircraft being restored. Dave Hanson has kindly allowed me to use the photos from Midway's Hangar, both to preserve them and also to give some much needed recognition to the outstanding volunteers working to restore these aircraft. The photos in this gallery are from the Restoration Hangar's earlier days, showing the original aircraft and the condition in which they arrived.

 

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.

 


 

November 13, 2004

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 15 new photos in the following galleries:

Aircraft Relocation: 02 new photos.

Hangar Bay Exhibits: 01 new photo.

CH-46 Sea Knight: 01 new photo (New Gallery).

F9F-5 Panther: 01 new photo.

F-4N Phantom II: 04 new photos.

SH-3H Sea King: 02 new photos.

S-3B Viking: 04 new photos.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia - added two challenge coins.

 


 

November 12, 2004

 

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

 

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

 


 

November 11, 2004

 

Prowlers on the Beach in the EA-6B Prowler section - added eight new photos.

 

Prowlers in Flight in the EA-6B Prowler section - added 24 new photos.

 

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

 


 

November 08, 2004

 

Lindsay Fincher Collection - in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section. A new gallery of 36 photos taken aboard Midway in August & used with permission from Lindsay's web site at LindsayFincher.com.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

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

 

My Patch Collection - added three new patches in the USS Midway gallery & one new patch in the U.S. Military gallery.

 

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

 


 

November 06, 2004

 

SDACM Jet Shop is online!  I was browsing the SDACM web site today & noticed they have finally put their Jet Shop online! Visit this link to buy a souvenir & help support the museum:  USS Midway / SDACM Jet Shop

 

Midway Links in the USS Midway section - added a banner & link to the SDACM's Jet Shop online store.

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of Midway with Coral Sea, courtesy of Bob Dorais, owner/operator of the USSCoralSea.net web site.

 

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

USS Midway: 01 new photo.

CVW-5: 02 new photos.

Friends & Foes: 01 new photo.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - reorganized this gallery & added 24 new photos in the following galleries:

Hangar Miscellaneous: 04 new photos.

F9F-5 Panther: 03 new photos.

F-4N Phantom II: 09 new photos.

SH-3H Sea King: 02 new photos.

S-3B Viking: 06 new photos.

 

Prowlers Aboard Ship in the EA-6B Prowler section - added 16 new photos.

 

Marine Prowlers in the EA-6B Prowler section - added 15 new photos.

 


 

November 04, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added a scan of the 1959~60 cruise book cover, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a Midway Moments newspaper logo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Early Prowlers in the EA-6B Prowler section - added 14 new photos.

 

Detail Photos in the EA-6B Prowler section - added 25 new photos.

 


 

November 02, 2004

 

VAQ-136 USS Kitty Hawk Era Private Photos - added five new photos.

 

EA-6B Prowler Index Page in the EA-6B Prowler section - added one new photo & a Naval Aviation News article, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

AGM-88 HARM in the EA-6B Prowler section - added three new photos.

 

Cockpit Photos in the EA-6B Prowler section - added one new photo.

 

In-Flight Refueling in the EA-6B Prowler section - added four new photos.

 

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

 


 

October 31, 2004

 

Bob Hope's 1987 USO Show in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 66 new photos to the following galleries:

USS Midway: 13 new photos.

CVW-5: 26 new photos.

Friends & Foes: 04 new photos.

Liberty Photos: 01 new photo.

Midway VIP's: 01 new photo.

Modern Aircraft: 12 new photos.

Vintage Aircraft: 08 new photos.

Blue Angels: 01 new photo.

 

VAQ-136 USS Midway Era Private Photos - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Marine Prowlers in the EA-6B Prowler section - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

A-10 Thunderbolt II - added seven new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

B-52 Stratofortress - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Blue Angels - added one new photo in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

C-5 Galaxy - A new gallery of 39 photos, 28 of which are mine & 11 are courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

C-130 Hercules - added three new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

F-15 Eagle - added eight new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

F-16 Fighting Falcon - added six new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

F4U Corsair - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Russian Aircraft - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

SH-60B Seahawk - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

T-33 Shooting Star - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USAF Thunderbirds - added 21 new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

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

 


 

October 30, 2004

 

B-17 Flying Fortress - added four new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller (three) & Robert Anderson (one).

 

B-25 Mitchell - added five new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller (four) & Robert Anderson (one).

 

Nanchang CJ6A - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

O-2 Skymaster - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Ocean Sunsets - added one new photo, courtesy of Shira.

 

P-40 Warhawk - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

P-51 Mustang - added eight new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller (seven) & Robert Anderson (one).

 

Spitfire - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Texans & SNJ's - added seven new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller (two) & Robert Anderson (five).

 

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

 


 

October 28, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

CH-46 Sea Knight - added one new photo, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added two new photos, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 

MiG-15 - added one new photo, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 

Russian Aircraft - added three new photos, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 

T-28 Trojan - added one new photo, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 


 

October 27, 2004

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo in the SDACM Photos gallery.

 

Wings Over Gillespie 2004 Air Show - a new gallery of 35 photos in the Robert Anderson Collection.

 


 

October 26, 2004

 

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

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new USAF Thunderbird photos in the Modern Aircraft gallery & four new photos in the Wings Over Houston 2004 Air Show gallery. I had thought the Wings over Houston Gallery was completed, but he keeps sending me more great photos... Thanks Eddie!

 

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

 


 

October 25, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

Wings Over Houston 2004 Air Show - a new gallery of 128 photos in the Eddie Miller Collection.

 

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

 


 

October 24, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new article, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Bernie Stadiem Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 53 new Kodachrome color slides from 1951~1953.

 

Charlie Beggy Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

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

 

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

 

F-4 Phantom II - added eight new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added one new photo, courtesy of Bernie Stadiem.

 


 

October 22, 2004

 

San Diego Aerospace Museum - A new gallery of 217 photos I took in June while visiting this museum in San Diego, CA.

 

A6M Zero-sen - A new gallery with 28 photos.

 

P-40 Warhawk - added nine new photos.

 

P-51 Mustang - added six new photos.

 

Spitfire - added eight new photos.

 


 

October 21, 2004

 

AH-1 Cobra - added 14 new photos.

 

F-4 Phantom II - added 21 new photos.

 

MiG-17 - added 12 new photos.

 

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

 


 

October 20, 2004

 

Charlie Beggy Collection ~ Midway Memories - in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section. This is a new gallery of 32 photos used with permission from Charlie's web site at MidwayMemories.com.

 

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

 

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

 

A-12 Blackbird - A new gallery with 76 photos.

 

MiG-15 - added 26 new photos.

 

Ocean Sunsets - added one new photo, courtesy of Charlie Beggy.

 

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

 


 

October 18, 2004

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added five new photos & seven new memorabilia items, courtesy of Robert Wendling.

 


 

October 17, 2004

 

Frank "Skip" Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new photos in the USS Hornet gallery.

 

Wings of Freedom 2004 - A new gallery of 289 photos I took at this Red Wing, Minnesota air show in May.

 

B-25 Mitchell - added 17 new photos.

 

P-51 Mustang - added 54 new photos.

 

USS Hornet - added 12 new photos, courtesy of Frank Day.

 


 

October 16, 2004

 

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

 

SH-2 Seasprite - added three new photos.

 

SH-3 Sea King - A new gallery with 84 photos.

 

SH-60B Seahawk - added one new photo.

 


 

October 15, 2004

 

Chuck Cavanaugh Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo in the USS Midway / SDACM gallery.

 

Blue Angels - added six new photos in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery & one new photo in the C-130/Fat Albert gallery.

 

C-47 Skytrain - added 27 new photos.

 

Texans & SNJ's - added 12 new photos.

 

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

 


 

October 14, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added two news articles.

 

Spitfire - A new gallery with 43 photos.

 

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

 


 

October 13, 2004

 

Wings of the North Air Expo 2004 - A new gallery of 703 photos I took at this Eden Prairie, Minnesota air show in July.

 

B-17 Flying Fortress - added 93 new photos.

 

B-25 Mitchell - added 48 new photos.

 

P-51 Mustang - added 31 new photos.

 


 

October 12, 2004

 

Bernie Stadiem Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 17 new photos.

 

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

 


 

October 11, 2004

 

Frank "Skip" Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 58 new SDACM photos in the following galleries:

Engine Rooms: 25 new photos.

Supply Department: 01 new photo.

SDACM Miscellaneous: 06 photos.

Flight Deck: 03 new photos.

Medical Department: 09 new photos.

Ships in San Diego Bay: 14 new photos.

 

Smaller Ships - added 12 new photos, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

USS Ronald Reagan - added two new photos, courtesy of Frank Day.

 

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

 


 

October 09, 2004

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo in the Modern Aircraft gallery.

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo in the SDACM Photos gallery.

 

B-52 Stratofortress - A new gallery with 32 photos.

 

C-47 Skytrain - A new gallery with 27 photos.

 

C-130 Hercules - A new gallery with 64 photos.

 

F-14 Tomcat - added 27 new photos.

 

P-40 Warhawk - A new gallery with 83 photos.

 

Texans & SNJ's - added 51 new photos.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

October 07, 2004

 

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

 

1970'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:

SDACM Photos: 10 new photos.

Aircraft Aboard Midway: 18 new photos.

 


 

October 06, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item from the SDACM, courtesy of Scott Hadley, via Eddie Miller. This is another item which falls under the category of WTF?!? because it's a Midway model with a Forrestal class shape, along with several other discrepancies.

 

Scott Hadley Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new SDACM gallery with ten photos and one memorabilia item. These photos are courtesy of Eddie Miller... Scott is his brother-in-law!

 

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

 

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

 

UH-1 Huey - added 20 new photos of a UH-1H I took today in Belle Plaine, MN.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added 35 new photos, courtesy of Robert Wendling. Also added one new patch from my collection.

 


 

October 04, 2004

 

NAF Misawa - added a new gallery of 12 photos showing AIMD Mech's at work.

 


 

October 03, 2004

 

Frank "Skip" Day Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 65 new photos in the following galleries:

SDACM Photos: 32 photos.

SDACM Aircraft: 33 photos. This is a new gallery showing the loading of the A-4C Skyhawk, F-4S Phantom & F-14A Tomcat.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 section - added three new photos, courtesy of Skip Day.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added five new photos.

 

T-28 Trojan - added ten new photos.

 

UH-1 Huey - added 26 new photos.

 

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

 


 

October 02, 2004

 

Patch Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new patch, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

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

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new item in the USS Midway Memorabilia gallery.

 

L-29 Delphin - added 17 new photos.

 

L-39 Albatros - added 17 new photos.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added 22 new photos.

 

O-2 Skymaster - added six new photos.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added six new photos, courtesy of Robert Wendling.

 


 

October 01, 2004

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added eight new screenshots showing aircraft on Midway's flight deck.

 

MiG-17 - added three new photos.

 

Nanchang CJ6A - added 29 new photos.

 

OV-1 Mohawk - added 25 new photos.

 

Russian Aircraft - added 23 new photos of a Yak-52.

 

UH-60 Blackhawk - added 46 new photos.

 

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

 


 

September 30, 2004

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of Alex Eberle.

 

Blue Angels - added one new photo in the C-130/Fat Albert gallery.

 

Steve Wright's Norfolk Naval Base Photos - A new gallery with 79 photos of six carriers, one battleship, smaller vessels & several aircraft, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

USS Enterprise - added five new photos.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added ten new photos, courtesy of Robert Wendling.

 


 

September 29, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a commemorative coaster from Midway's 1970 recommissioning.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 32 new photos in the USS Midway & Aircraft Relocation gallery. These new photos show the C-1A Trader, T-2C Buckeye & SH-2F Seasprite being loaded aboard Midway.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the U.S. Military gallery, courtesy of OTA1 Tom Prince, USN (ret.) ~ my Dad!

 

A-7 Corsair II - added 38 new photos.

 

L-39 Albatros - added 24 new photos.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added 22 new photos.

 

OV-1 Mohawk - added 127 new photos.

 

O-2 Skymaster - added one new photo.

 

S2F-1 Tracker & C-1A Trader - A new gallery with 128 photos.

 

UH-1 Huey - added two new photos.

 


 

September 28, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new article.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added one new screenshot showing the C-1A Trader being craned aboard Midway. My apologies for the quality of this screenshot. I took it from the web cam's photo gallery and whoever took it didn't try to get a clean shot.

 

American Wings Air Museum - On September 26, 2004 I made my third visit to this museum. This time I was armed with my digital camera, and several new lenses and filters. I was not happy with the quality of the pictures from my previous visits and had decided to re-photograph the museum. Not only did the new pictures come out much better, I was also treated to the rare sight of watching the S2F-1 Tracker undergoing a test flight. A few of the new pictures were taken with my old 35mm camera because the telephoto lens is still best for long distance shots. With  the digital camera, I used a combination of a normal lens, zoom lens, wide-angle lens and a fish-eye lens, along with polarizing and neutral density filters. The 357 new photos I took have been added to the following galleries:

Museum: 44 new photos.

L-39 Albatros: 24 photos.

Light Observation: 22 photos.

N3N-3 Yellow Peril: 04 photos.

OV-1 Mohawk: 110 new photos.

S2F-1 Tracker: 87 new photos.

TA-7C Corsair II: 38 new photos.

UH-34D Seahorse: 28 new photos.

 

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

 


 

September 26, 2004

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 13 new photos in the following galleries:

SDACM Photos: 01 new photo.

Aircraft Aboard Midway: 08 new photos.

Aircraft Restoration Hangar: 04 new photos.

 

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

 

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

 


 

September 24, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added one new item I obtained on eBay. This falls under the category of WTF?!? because it's a Midway ball cap which says "USS Midway, CVN-41" and has a Nimitz silhouette.

 

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

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 15 new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery, including the newly repainted C-1A Trader in its original "Easy Ways Airlines" paint scheme.

 

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

 


 

September 22, 2004

 

Midway Links page - added a link to Charlie Beggy Jr.'s brand new Midway site: MidwayMemories.com. Charlie was aboard Midway for her 1947 ~ 1948 Mediterranean Cruise and his site has personal recollections & great photos from that cruise & his visit to the SDACM in July 2004.

 

Battleships - added two new photos, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

F-4 Phantom II - added one new photo, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln - added one new photo, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

USS America - added 25 new photos, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

USS Eisenhower - A new gallery with three photos, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

USS Enterprise - added four new photos, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

USS Saipan - A new gallery with one photo, courtesy of Steve Wright.

 

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

 


 

September 19, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new article.

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added four news articles.

 

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

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a photo collage showing the foc'sle restoration.

 

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

 


 

September 17, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Certificates & Cards in the USS Midway section - added one new item, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

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

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos in the Supply Department Spaces gallery.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new item in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery.

 

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

 


 

September 15, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos in the Supply Department Spaces gallery and one new photo in the Miscellaneous gallery.

 

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

 


 

September 14, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo in the Hangar Bay gallery, one new photo in the Miscellaneous gallery, and four new photos in the Circle of Friends gallery.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added one new screenshot showing Midway's opening day as the SDACM, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

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

 


 

September 13, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos in the Miscellaneous gallery.

 

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

 

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

 


 

September 12, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Certificates & Cards in the USS Midway section - added one new certificate, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Eddie Miller Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 45 new photos & one memorabilia item to the following galleries:

USS Midway: 02 new photos.

USS Midway Memorabilia: 01 new item.

CVW-5: 01 new photo.

Eddie's Models: 04 new photos.

Modern Aircraft: 23 new photos.

Vintage Aircraft: 15 new photos.

 

Prowlers On the Beach in the EA-6B Prowler section - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

AH-1 Cobra - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

B-17 Flying Fortress - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

F4U Corsair - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

F-4 Phantom II - added four new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Russian Aircraft - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Texans & SNJ's - added one new photo, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

UH-1 Huey - added two new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 


 

September 10, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos in the Flight Deck gallery.

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added 12 new screenshots showing the Northrup-Grumman X-48B J-UCAS mock-up aboard Midway on August 19th.

 

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

 


 

September 07, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added a banner and link to CV41.org's Cruise Book Store, where Buzz Nau is offering USS Midway cruise books on CD-ROM.

 

Squadron Cruises in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - added updated deployment information.

 

VAQ-136 USS Kitty Hawk Era Navy Photos - added two new photos.

 

NAF Misawa Memorabilia - added one new item.

 

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

 


 

September 05, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new article, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a scan of four elongated pennies from the SDACM.

 

Bernie Stadeim Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery with 28 photos from 1951 ~ 1953.

 

VAQ-136 USS Kitty Hawk Era Navy Photos - added two new photos.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia - added one new item

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added one new photo, courtesy of Bernie Stadeim.

 


 

September 04, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one photo of the new Navy Flight Simulator in the Hangar Bay gallery.

 

Brian Bogardus Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery. These new photos include the F-4N Phantom II newly acquired from VX-30.

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 11 new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery. These new photos include the F-4N Phantom II newly acquired from VX-30.

 

Ronald Bud Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery with 23 photos from the 1963 ~ 1964 West Pac cruise.

 


 

August 30, 2004

 

USS Midway's History in the USS Midway section - due to several requests and complaints about this history being in yellow text and difficult to print out, I have recreated the text as a printable MS Word document. The link to download this file is at the bottom of the page.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added a scan of the 1954 cruise book cover, courtesy of Jerry Munro. Also added a scan of the 1978~79 cruise book cover, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a recent news story.

 

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

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two photos of Larry Hagman and eight photos of the Navy Seals Leap Frogs Demo Team parachuting onto Midway's flight deck in the Midway's Visitors gallery.

 

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

 


 

August 29, 2004

 

Added a new banner link to Buzz Nau's CV41.org on the Main Page and on the Midway Section's index page. Also added new banner links to the SDACM and Gene Morrow's RigTheBarricade.com  on the Midway Links page and Midway Section's Index Page.

 

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

 

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

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 14 new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery. These new photos include the F-4N Phantom II newly acquired from VX-30.

 

My Photos - added two new photos taken during my trip to Utah earlier this month.

 

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

 


 

August 17, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new photos of the Goo Goo Dolls performing a concert on Midway's flight deck in the Midway's Visitors gallery.

 


 

August 15, 2004

 

NAS North Island Gate Guards - a new gallery with 31 photos, courtesy of Buzz Nau and Robert Anderson.

 

Sailing Ships - added seven new photos.

 

SH-2 Seasprite - a new gallery with 32 photos.

 

SH-60B Seahawk - added two new photos.

 


 

August 14, 2004

 

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

 

Dick Wade Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery with 11 photos.

 

A-7 Corsair II - a new gallery with 69 photos.

 

Blue Angels - added six new photos in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery.

 

F-14 Tomcat - a new gallery with 87 photos.

 

L-39 Albatros - a new gallery with 37 photos.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added 30 new photos.

 

MiG-15 - a new gallery with 51 photos.

 

MiG-17 - a new gallery with 61 photos.

 

O-2 Skymaster - a new gallery with 17 photos.

 

OV-1 Mohawk - added 41 new photos.

 

USS Nimitz - added one new photo, courtesy of Dick Wade.

 

USS Ronald Reagan - added one new photo, courtesy of Dick Wade.

 

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

 


 

August 13, 2004

 

American Wings Air Museum - On May 22, 2004 I revisited this museum and the 133 new photos I took are now in the following galleries:

Museum: 12 new photos.

L-39 Albatros: 07 photos. (New Gallery)

Light Observation: 30 photos. (New Gallery)

N3N-3 Yellow Peril: 04 photos. (New Gallery)

O-2A Skymaster: 07 new photos.

OV-1 Mohawk: 34 new photos.

S2F-1 Tracker: 10 new photos.

TA-7C Corsair II: 16 new photos.

UH-34D Seahorse: 13 new photos.

 

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

 


 

August 08, 2004

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added a scan of the 1962 cruise book cover, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

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

 

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

 


 

August 07, 2004

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added the final 81 USS Midway / SDACM photos from my June trip in a new Midway from the Pier gallery. This gallery is now complete with a total of 867 photos.

 

Blue Angels - added 11 new photos in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery & 04 new photos in the C-130/Fat Albert gallery.

 


 

August 04, 2004

 

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

 

NAF Atsugi Memorabilia - added one new patch.

 

Smaller Ships - added 26 new photos.

 

Sailing Ships - a new gallery with 11 photos.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln - added four new photos.

 

USS Carl Vinson - a new gallery with three photos.

 

USS Nimitz - added five new photos.

 

USS Peleliu - a new gallery with nine photos.

 

USS Tarawa - added three new photos.

 

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

 


 

August 02, 2004

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 71 photos in a new Hangar Bay gallery & also added 10 new photos to the SDACM Aircraft aboard Ship gallery.

 


 

August 01, 2004

 

Battle Groups in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of Eddie Miller.

 

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

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 34 new photos in the following galleries:

Aircraft Aboard Midway: 02 new photos.

Aircraft Restoration Hangar: 08 new photos.

USS Reagan Arrival: 24 new photos.

 

Memorabilia - Cruise Books in the USS Midway section - added three new cruise book covers, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added two new articles.

 

Memorabilia - Ship's Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added 21 new items, which include Midway's Flight Ops Schedule cartoons and Pacific Stars & Stripes newspaper Gulf War editorial cartoons.

 

USS Ronald Reagan - added 14 new photos showing Reagan's July 23rd arrival in San Diego, courtesy of Robert Anderson.

 

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

 


 

July 31, 2004

 

1992 Decommissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new articles, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added two new articles, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Blue Angels - added three new photos in the F-11 Tiger gallery, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Cruisers - added an invitation to the decommissioning of USS Ticonderoga, CG-47, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

July 29, 2004

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 78 photos in a new Flight Deck gallery.

 


 

July 28, 2004

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, courtesy of Vic Vydra via Buzz Nau.

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 62 new photos in the following galleries:

SDACM Opening Week: 59 photos (New Gallery).

Midway's Visitors: 03 new photos.

 

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

 


 

July 27, 2004

 

Blue Angels - added one new photo in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery & one new photo in the C-130/Fat Albert gallery.

 

VAQ-136 USS Midway Era Personal Photos - added one new photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

VAQ-136 USS Kitty Hawk Era Navy Photos - added one new photo.

 

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

 


 

July 26, 2004

 

USS Ronald Reagan - a new gallery with eight photos showing Reagan's July 23rd arrival in San Diego, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

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

 


 

July 25, 2004

 

Chuck Cavanaugh Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of 64 photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

USS Midway's History in the USS Midway section - added information about Midway opening as the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum.

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

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

 

Cruisers - added three new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

CVW-5 Memorabilia - added one new item.

 

Misawa Memorabilia - added one new item.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the CVW-5 gallery and updated my wanted list.

 

Smaller Ships - added two new photos, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

USS Abraham Lincoln - a new gallery with one photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

USS Constellation - a new gallery with one photo, courtesy of Chuck Cavanaugh.

 

VA-185 Nighthawks - added one new squadron patch.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia - added three new items.

 


 

July 24, 2004

 

My Photos - added six new photos taken today at the 2004 Wings of the North Air Expo in Eden Prairie, MN.

 


 

July 22, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added an update from the SDACM.

 

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

 

A Personal Note:

I've been holding off on updates recently because my server space had been filled almost to capacity. I've been going through the site and making some changes to recover space for more material. One of the major changes I've had to do was reducing the size of most of the photos in the galleries. With thousands of photos, this has been no small chore. However, all this work has paid off and I've freed up over 25% of the used space for new material.

 

Tonight I am uploading the last of the resized photos and the space recovered will allow me to finish uploading photos from my June trip to San Diego. I still have three more USS Midway galleries to upload, with a couple hundred photos showing Midway's flight deck, hangar deck, and views of the ship from pier side. I also have my San Diego Aerospace Museum visit, 2004 American Wings Air Museum visit and 2004 Red Wing Air Show currently in work, along with additional material for the USS Midway section. To top it off, day after tomorrow is the 2004 Wings of the North air show in Eden Prairie and if it's like last year, I'll have a few hundred photos for the site before it's over.

 

I did take a brief break away from Midway material to upload photos from my visit to the Minnesota ANG Museum last weekend. It's way off the Midway subject, but it was my first chance to shoot aircraft with my new digital camera. It was also the first outing this season in Minnesota when it didn't rain. The sky was still gray, but it was over 80 degrees and the photos turned out pretty good. Hopefully, this weekend's air show will be blue skies like last year. I've found it's very difficult to take photos while trying to hold an umbrella over the camera.

 

Mainly, I would like to reassure everyone that I am not out of material for the site and much more is coming soon!

 


 

July 19, 2004

 

F-4 Phantom - added 66 new photos.

 

L-3 ~ L-19 Observation Planes - added ten new photos.

 

P-51 Mustang - added 18 new photos.

 

Russian Aircraft - added 39 new photos.

 

T-33 Shooting Star - added eight new photos.

 

Texans & SNJ's - added 12 new photos.

 

UH-1 Huey - added 38 new photos.

 


 

July 18, 2004

 

Minnesota ANG Museum - a new gallery with 501 photos taken yesterday during my visit to the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum in Minneapolis, MN.

 


 

July 17, 2004

 

My Photos - added one new photo taken today at the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum in Minneapolis, MN.

 


 

July 14, 2004

 

1960's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos from 1965, courtesy of Bruce Buzzell.

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a farewell letter from Jim Redfield, who is stepping down as the Aircraft Restoration Hangar Coordinator.

 

A Sailor's Prayer - a new page, which reflects a sailor's true feelings. This page was inspired by an email I received from Chet Morris.

 

Blue Angels - added three new photos in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery & one new photo in the C-130/Fat Albert gallery.

 

VA-115 Eagles - added one new photo from 1972, courtesy of Bob Wood.

 


 

July 13, 2004

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 105 new photos in the following galleries:

Aircraft: 14 new photos.

Circle of Friends: 16 photos (New Gallery).

Flight Deck & Sponsons: 16 new photos.

Hangar Bay: 07 new photos.

Midway's Visitors: 22 photos (New Gallery).

Miscellaneous: 08 new photos.

SDACM Volunteers Steel Beach Picnic: 06 photos (New Gallery).

Supply Department Spaces: 02 new photos.

Volunteers & Pier Photos: 11 new photos.

4th of July Fireworks: 03 photos (New Gallery).

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 25 new photos in both sub-galleries. This update includes photos of the newly arrived T-2C Buckeye in the Restoration Hangar sub-gallery.

 

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

 


 

July 11, 2004

 

Cruises & Squadrons in the USS Midway section - added new information about Midway's 1945~46 deployments, courtesy of Harvey Gerhard.

 

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

 

My Photos - added one new photo taken today on the Mississippi River in Red Wing, MN.

 

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

 


 

July 05, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a new article about Fourth of July celebrations aboard Midway.

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 118 new photos in the following galleries:

Aft Mess Decks & Wardroom: 15 new photos.

Island: 57 new photos.

Photos of Me: 03 photos, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

Spaces & Passageways: 43 new photos.

 

My Photos - added three photos taken during my trip to San Diego in June, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 


 

July 04, 2004

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added 22 new screenshots showing fireworks near Midway.

 


 

July 03, 2004

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added two new articles and five photos by USMC Journalists about the SDACM's opening.

 

My June 2004 USS Midway Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 109 new photos in the following galleries:

Aircraft: 04 new photos.

Elevators: 21 new photos.

Flight Deck Crane: 18 new photos.

Friends & Shipmates: 04 new photos.

Island Spaces: 33 new photos.

Pier Area: 01 new photo.

Sponsons: 28 new photos.

 

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