July ~ December 2005 Updates

 

 

December 31, 2005

 

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

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 42 new photos in the following galleries:

Aircraft On-Load (November 15, 2005): 10 photos - new gallery showing the loading of the SBD-1 Dauntless for temporary display.

Aircraft On-Load (December 27, 2005): 09 photos - new gallery showing the loading of the F9F-5 Panther & F-8K Crusader.

Cheerleader Visits: 03 new photos showing the U. S. Naval Academy & Colorado State University cheerleader squads.

Christmas 2005: 06 photos (new gallery).

Naturalization Ceremony (November 11, 2005): 14 photos (new gallery).

 

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

 


 

December 06, 2005

 

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

 


 

November 13, 2005

 

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

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added an official USS Midway, certificate seal.

 

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

 

USS Independence -  rescanned all five of my Indy shoulder rockers & they are now shown together.

 

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

 


 

November 02, 2005

 

Bernie Stadiem Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

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

 

Sayonara Japan ~ 1991 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

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

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - added two new photos, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

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

 


 

October 22, 2005

 

Roman "Romie" Och Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of 392 slides, photos & memorabilia items from the 1955 World Cruise.

 

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

 


 

October 18, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added one new CIC patch. I was surprised when I received this one..... at nine inches, it's huge & is now the biggest patch in my collection. I also rescanned all six of my Midway shoulder rockers & they are now shown together.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a new USS Midway challenge coin.

 

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

 


 

October 15, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Ceremonies & Events in the USS Midway section - added a program for "Kourtroom Kapers" - a musical review by Midway's crew, which was held on May 29, 1946, while in the North River, New York City.

 

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

 

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

 

Blimps - added 26 new photos.

 

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

 

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

 


 

October 10, 2005

 

Submarines - added memorabilia from the USS Maine, SSBN-741 commissioning ceremony, courtesy of Chet Morris. Also added a USS Maine patch from my collection.

 

My Zap Collection - added eight new zaps, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

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

 


 

October 09, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added two new patches. The USS Midway ship patch was given to me by Chet Morris..... Thanks Chet!

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a larger & better quality scan of a USS Midway, CVB-41 blueprint.

 

MCAS El Toro - added a new challenge coin.

 

NAF Atsugi - added a new challenge coin in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

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

 


 

October 08, 2005

 

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

 

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

 

USS Independence USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

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

 

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

 


 

October 03, 2005

 

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

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a second USS Midway Engineers plaque.

 

My Patch Collection - added six new patches in the following galleries:

Air Wing Five: 01 patch.

Miscellaneous U.S. Military: 01 patch.

U.S. Military Bases: 01 patch.

U.S. Navy Ships: 01 patch.

USS Midway: 02 patches.

 


 

October 02, 2005

 

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

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 412 new photos in the following galleries:

Gallery Index Page: 01 new photo.

Aircraft On-Load (July 19, 2005): 68 photos (new gallery showing the loading of the Hornet, Viggie & new Skyhawk).

Arming the Display Aircraft: 111 photos (new gallery).

Conflag 2: 06 photos (new gallery).

Damage Control Room: 17 photos (new gallery).

MCPON Visit (Sept. 16, 2005): 18 photos (new gallery).

O-2 Level Spaces: 60 photos (new gallery).

Officer Quarters: 10 new photos.

Radar Antenna Installation: 72 photos (new gallery).

Secondary Conn: 10 photos (new gallery).

Ship Fitting Shop: 10 photos (new gallery).

Ship's Bell: 29 photos (new gallery).

 

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

 


 

October 01, 2005

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added 64 new photos in the following galleries:

Autumn: 01 new photo.

Fires: 11 photos (new gallery).

Fireworks: 16 photos (new gallery).

Flowers: 12 new photos.

Outdoors: 16 new photos.

Storms: 06 photos (new gallery).

Wildlife: 02 new photos.

 

Blimps - a new gallery of 21 photos I took today of a blimp landing in my backyard at the Crystal, MN airport.

 

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

 


 

September 28, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added two 1955 issues of The Midway Current & two miscellaneous instructions/notices.

 

2000's Miscellaneous 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.

 


 

September 26, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added two new brass plaques: USS Midway Supply & CTF 77. I also updated the photo for the USS Midway Engineers plaque with a better quality version.

 

Richard G. Coonrod Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of nine photos & six memorabilia items from the 1955 World Cruise.

 


 

September 24, 2005

 

AH-1 Cobra - added 20 new photos in the AH-1 Cobra Nose Section gallery.

 

B-17 Flying Fortress - added 54 new photos in the B-17G "Yankee Lady" gallery.

 

B-25 Mitchell - added 25 new photos in the B-25J "Miss Mitchell" gallery.

 

C-47 Skytrain - added 12 new photos.

 

F4U Corsair - added 81 photos & one movie in a new F4U-4 Corsair gallery & 50 photos & one movie in a new F2G-1 Corsair gallery.

 

L-29 Delphin - added six new photos.

 

L-39 Albatros - added ten new photos.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added ten new photos.

 

Nanchang CJ6A - added 21 new photos.

 

OV-1 Mohawk - added 11 new photos in the Air Shows gallery.

 

P-51 Mustang - added 28 new photos in the P-51D "Little Horse" gallery.

 

Spitfire - added 33 new photos.

 

Texan's & SNJ's - added eight new photos.

 

Tora! Tora! Tora! - a new gallery with 153 photos.

 

UH-60 Blackhawk - added 45 new photos.

 

My Photos - added two new photos of myself taken on July 23rd at the Wings of the North 2005 Air Expo in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

 


 

September 23, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a page from the August 11, 1952 issue of Time magazine, featuring a Grumman advertisement & the 39,000th landing aboard Midway.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

September 18, 2005

 

Wings of the North 2005 Air Expo - a new gallery of 608 photos & two movies taken last July at this Eden Prairie, MN air show.

 


 

September 13, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Ceremonies & Events in the USS Midway section - added four items from the 1992 final decommissioning ceremony, courtesy of Bud Wilborn.

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added one new patch from the 1955 World Cruise, courtesy of Bud Wilborn.

 

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

 

1992 Decommissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of Bud Wilborn.

 

Smaller Ships - added two new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Submarines - added one new photo, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

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

 

My Zap Collection - added two new zaps, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

September 12, 2005

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added one new patch. Warning! This is a very unofficial patch!

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets gallery & three new patches in the U.S. Military Bases gallery.

 

My Zap Collection - added nine new zaps, two of which are courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

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

 


 

September 11, 2005

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - New item: added a Sailors have more fun! bumper sticker.

 

USS Midway in Oakland, CA in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new photos.

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added three new photos.

 

C-5 Galaxy - added one new photo.

 

USS Intrepid - added one new photo.

 

USS Hornet - added one new photo.

 

USS Nimitz - added one new photo.

 

London Central High School - added two new photos.

 

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

 


 

September 07, 2005

 

Carrier Air Wing Five in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a new squadron patch in the VRC-50 gallery.

 

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

 

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

 


 

September 05, 2005

 

A-12 Blackbird - added 39 new photos.

 

C-130 Hercules - added 23 new photos.

 

F-4 Phantom - added 18 new photos in the F-4D Phantom II gallery & 23 new photos in the RF-4C Phantom II gallery.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added three new photos.

 

MiG-15 - added five new photos.

 

P-51 Mustang - added four new photos in the P-51D "MN ANG" gallery.

 

Texan's & SNJ's - added three new photos.

 

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

 


 

September 04, 2005

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - New items: added twelve USS Midway Magnets featuring photos from the new 2006 USS Midway Calendar.

 

Minnesota Air National Guard Museum 2005 Gallery - added 142 new photos I took yesterday during the museum's Open Cockpit Day.

 

My Photos - added eight new photos of me taken yesterday at the Minnesota ANG Museum's Open Cockpit Day. These photos were taken by Liza Eckardt, a moderator & contributing photographer at Fence Check.com.

 

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

 


 

September 01, 2005

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - New item: USS Midway Postage Stamps! The first ever postage stamps featuring USS Midway are now available in several designs & denominations! Also, a reminder that the new 2006 USS Midway Wall Calendars are now available.

 


 

August 31, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a Midway pocket knife.

 

My Zap Collection - added one new NAWS Point Mugu zap.

 

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

 


 

August 30, 2005

 

Aircraft Flyovers in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of a Soviet Il-38 May flying over Midway in the 1980's.

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 


 

August 29, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added two updated scans of the CVB-41 playing cards.

 

Miscellaneous Photos in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of something which never happened - This is a composite photo of all three Midway Class ships steaming in formation, created & contributed by Charlie Walker of Walker Video Productions.

 

My Zap Collection - added one new Royal Navy Sea Harrier zap.

 


 

August 24, 2005

 

Operation FREQUENT WIND in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new photos, one of which is autographed by the South Vietnamese Major who landed his Cessna O-1 Bird Dog aboard Midway during the evacuation of Saigon.

 

RAF Brawdy - added one new TWU Hawk zap sticker in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

My Zap Collection - added three new RAF zaps.

 

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

 


 

August 23, 2005

 

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

 

Deployments in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - updated the current squadron status & location.

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 


 

August 22, 2005

 

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

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added two new photos.

 

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

 


 

August 19, 2005

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 


 

August 18, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added three new Centurion patches & one Night Centurion patch.

 

P-3 Orion - added one more photo to this new gallery, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

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

 


 

August 17, 2005

 

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

 

NAF Atsugi - added three new photos in the Miscellaneous U. S. Aircraft gallery & four new photos in the Miscellaneous Japanese Aircraft gallery, all courtesy of Kurt Elder. If anyone has more photos of Atsugi's gate guard aircraft, I would like to show them in this gallery. Please contact me if you can help!

 

P-3 Orion - a new gallery of 33 photos taken by myself, Eddie Miller, Kurt Elder & Russ Yeaton.

 

USS Constellation - added 12 new photos, courtesy of Kurt Elder.

 


 

August 16, 2005

 

Air-to-Air Victories in Vietnam in the USS Midway section - added a news story & one photo about Jim Wise making the final MiG kill of the Vietnam War.

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

Marine Prowlers in the EA-6B Prowler section - added a USMC Prowler Plane Captain patch.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

August 11, 2005

 

NAF Misawa - Added a 1995 air show patch in the Memorabilia gallery. If anyone has photos of Misawa's gate guard aircraft, I would like to show them in this gallery. Please contact me if you can help!

 

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

 


 

August 09, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added an article from a 1972 edition of Warship International.

 

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

 

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 one new photo.

 

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

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

NAF Misawa - Added a new challenge coin in the Memorabilia gallery. Also reorganized this gallery & replaced all photos with larger & better quality versions. If anyone has photos of Misawa's gate guard aircraft, I would like to show them in this gallery. Please contact me if you can help!

 

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

 


 

August 07, 2005

 

This update is comprised mostly of reorganized galleries with larger & better quality photos. I am in the process of doing a lot of behind-the-scenes cosmetic changes on the site, which should result in many improvements. Besides new material to be added in the USS Midway & Air Show sections, I will also have the Misawa & MCAS El Toro galleries reorganized with better photos soon.

 

NAF Atsugi - Reorganized this gallery & replaced all photos with larger & better quality versions. If anyone has photos of Atsugi's gate guard aircraft, I would like to show them in this gallery. Please contact me if you can help!

 

NAS Memphis - Reorganized this gallery & replaced all photos with larger & better quality versions.

 

RAF Brawdy - added six new magazine articles, courtesy of Paul Martin. Also reorganized this gallery & replaced all photos with larger & better quality versions.

 

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

 


 

August 06, 2005

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - added a USS Midway Light Switch Cover.

 

Museum News in the USS Midway section - added a new article about the SDACM's one millionth visitor.

 

AH-1 Cobra - added 54 new photos of a Cobra I discovered today at a park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

 

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

 


 

August 03, 2005

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - The new 2006 USS Midway Wall Calendars are now available! Also added USS Midway Logo Buttons & USS Midway Logo Magnets.

 

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

 


 

July 30, 2005

 

Carrier Air Wing Five in the USS Midway section - added three news photos in the Miscellaneous Photos gallery.

 

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

 

USS Midway Era & Prior in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo from 1976 ~ 1977, courtesy of Rick Ryan.

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added five new photos.

 

Cruisers - added one new photo of USS Long Beach, taken by Chuck Cavanaugh & courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Smaller Ships - added one new photo of USS Turner Joy, taken by Chuck Cavanaugh & courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

USS Iwo Jima, LHD-7 - added a CO's invitation, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 


 

July 28, 2005

 

Carrier Air Wing Five in the USS Midway section - added one new patch in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

Midway at Bremerton in the USS Midway section - added one new postcard.

 

NAF Atsugi, Japan - added two new patches in the Memorabilia gallery. If anyone has photos of Atsugi's gate guard aircraft, I would like to show them in this gallery. Please contact me if you can help!

 

My Patch Collection - added one new NAF Atsugi patch in the U.S. Military Bases gallery & one new CVW-5 patch in the Air Wing Five gallery.

 

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

 


 

July 27, 2005

 

Special Announcement!  ~ VAQ136.com is back!

 

I have brought back VAQ136.com & once again moved the entire VAQ-136 Gauntlets & EA-6B Prowler sections to their own site. Please visit:

 

VAQ136.com

 

(For those keeping track ~ This now makes three servers handling the load for all of my site contents.)

 


 

July 21, 2005

 

1950's Flight Operations in the USS Midway section - added one new photo of the 1951 F7U-1 Cutlass CARQUALS & one new photo of the 1952 F7U-3 Cutlass CARQUALS.

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 13 photos in a new Ready Rooms 5 & 6 gallery. Also added three photos of the A-4F Skyhawk, F/A-18A Hornet & RA-5C Vigilante in a new July 19, 2005 Aircraft On-Load gallery.

 

VAQ-136 Spaces aboard USS Midway in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added five new photos of Ready Room Five, courtesy of Clint Griffin.

 

USS Iwo Jima, LHD-7 - added 31 new photos, courtesy of Chet Morris & Russ Yeaton.

 

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

 


 

July 19, 2005

 

San Diego Web Cam in the USS Midway section - added 67 new screenshots showing today's loading of the newly restored A-4F Skyhawk, F/A-18A Hornet & RA-5C Vigilante. (The A-4F Skyhawk on-load & A-4C Skyhawk off-load screenshots are courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

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

 


 

July 17, 2005

 

AH-1 Cobra - added 36 new photos.

 

A-12 Blackbird - added 72 new photos.

 

B-17G Flying Fortress "Nine-O-Nine" - added 64 new photos I took yesterday at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine, MN.

 

B-24 Liberator - a new gallery of 45 photos.

 

Blue Angels - added 11 new photos in the F-11 Tiger gallery, courtesy of Buzz Nau. Also added one new photo & a 2005 season patch in the F/A-18 Hornet gallery, courtesy of Liza Eckardt.

 

C-47 Skytrain - added 11 new photos.

 

C-130 Hercules - added 31 new photos I took at the MN ANG Museum this month. Also added ten photos by Joshua Nyhus, who has an excellent photography web site at NyhusPhotography.com.

 

F-4 Phantom - added 93 new photos.

 

Light Observation Aircraft - added five new photos.

 

MiG-15 - added 39 new photos.

 

P-51 Mustang - added 20 new photos in the P-51D "MN ANG" gallery.

 

Spitfire - added ten new photos.

 

T-33 Shooting Star - added 11 new photos.

 

Texan's & SNJ's - added 13 new photos.

 

UH-1H Huey - added 52 new photos.

 

My Photos - added two new photos of me taken yesterday by Liza Eckardt, a moderator & contributing photographer at Fence Check.com.

 

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

 


 

July 16, 2005

 

Bill Purcell Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 24 new photos to the following galleries:

Display Aircraft: 05 new photos.

Flight Deck: 03 new photos.

Midway's MiG Killers: 14 photos (new gallery).

New Elevators: 02 new photos.

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 Private Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo showing a Gauntlet Prowler over the Great Barrier Reef, courtesy of Victor Bozic & Lt. Stirton.

 

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

 


 

July 13, 2005

 

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

 

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 Private Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of an All-J.O. Kadena Det., courtesy of Victor Bozic. Mr. Bozic's son, Lt. Stirton, currently flies with the squadron.

 

My Photos - added five new photos of me taken by Liza Eckardt, a moderator & contributing photographer at Fence Check.com. In one photo, I am standing with Chuck Burin, a former Marine pilot. Chuck's brother, Jim Burin, just happened to be CAG of Air Wing Five during Operation Desert Storm. In three photos, I am inside a B-17G Flying Fortress. In the fifth photo, I am under the MN ANG Museum's RF-4C Phantom II setting up the shot I took of the A-12 Blackbird's reflection in the Phantom's nose camera glass.

 

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

 


 

July 12, 2005

 

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

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - replaced one photo with a larger & better quality version.

 

Desert Shield & Desert Storm in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

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

 


 

July 11, 2005

 

B-17G Flying Fortress "Fuddy Duddy" - a new gallery of 101 photos & two videos I took of this aircraft at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Minnesota on Saturday, July 9th.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new OV-1 Mohawk patch in the Miscellaneous U.S. Military gallery & one new 74 Squadron (Tiger Squadron) patch in the British Military gallery.

 

My Zap Collection - added two new OV-1 Mohawk zaps.

 


 

July 07, 2005

 

Fort Snelling Military Museum - a new gallery of 52 photos I took on July 2nd at this museum in Minneapolis. Although this is mainly an Army mechanized vehicle museum, these photos are only of their AH-1F Cobra & UH-1H Huey helos.

 

Minnesota Air National Guard Museum 2005 Gallery - a new gallery of 528 photos I took on July 2nd at this museum in Minneapolis.

 

NAF Misawa, Japan - added one 35th TFW patch in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

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

 


 

July 05, 2005

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added two 1970 recommissioning pins from San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard.

 

USS Iwo Jima, LHD-7 - added one new photo taken yesterday during Iwo Jima's visit to Portland, Maine. This photo was taken by Russ Yeaton & sent to me by Chet Morris.

 


 

July 03, 2005

 

USS Iwo Jima, LHD-7 - a new gallery of 28 photos taken today during Iwo Jima's visit to Portland, Maine. These photos were taken by Sam Flint & sent to me by Chet Morris.

 


 

July 02, 2005

 

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

 

My Photos - added nine new photos of myself taken today at the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum in Minneapolis. Please check back soon for a lot of new photos of all the museum's aircraft.

 


 

July 01, 2005

 

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

 

A-10 Thunderbolt II - added 83 new photos.

 

F-16 Fighting Falcon - added 19 new photos.

 

NAF Misawa, Japan - added one 432nd TFW patch & one 35th TFW patch in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

P-51 Mustang - added 13 new photos in the P-51K "Donna-mite" gallery.

 

Texans & SNJ's - added 04 new photos.

 

USAF Thunderbirds - added 89 new photos.