January ~ December 2006 Updates

 

 

December 23, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a March 08, 1987 newspaper article about Midway's infamous hull blisters.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a 1951 Christmas & New Year's card, courtesy of Garry Schreffler.

 

Operation SANDY 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 four new photos of Midway's 1980 visit to Pusan, South Korea, courtesy of Keith Garner.

 

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

 

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

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added a new VAQ-130 Zappers desert version patch.

 

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

 

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

 


 

December 18, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added a Weapons Division patch.

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo & an article from the June/July 1998 issue of Air & Space Smithsonian magazine.

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

My Military Coin Collection - added a new NAF Atsugi, Japan challenge coin.

 

My Patch Collection - added four new patches in the following galleries: USS Midway (1), EA-6B Prowler (1), Miscellaneous U.S. Military (1) & U.S. Navy Ships (1).

 

My Zap Sticker Collection - added two new zaps.

 

Wings of Freedom 2006 Air Show - a new gallery of 157 photos I took at this Red Wing, MN air show on May 27, 2006.

 

O-2A Skymaster - added eight new photos.

 

OV-1 Mohawk - Air Shows - added six new photos.

 

P-51 Mustang - added 23 new photos in the P-51D Mustang "Little Horse" gallery.

 

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

 

T-6A Texan II - a new gallery of 26 photos.

 

T-28 Trojan - added six new photos.

 

T-34 Mentor - a new gallery of 51 photos.

 

Texans & SNJ's - added nine new photos.

 

Tora! Tora! Tora! - added 13 new photos.

 

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

 


 

December 10, 2006

 

American Wings Air Museum & 2006 Air Show - a new gallery of 87 photos I took at this Blaine, MN museum & their air show on May 21, 2006.

 

L-29 Delphin - added one new photo.

 

Nanchang CJ6A - added three new photos.

 

OV-1 Mohawk - Museum Artifacts - added one new photo.

 

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

 

Restoration of L-39C Albatros N139SR - added 12 new photos.

 

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

 


 

December 04, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added two 1965 20th Anniversary covers.

 

My Patch Collection - added a Vietnam era AH-1 Cobra patch in the Miscellaneous U.S. Military gallery.

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added 24 new photos in the following galleries:

 

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

 


 

November 23, 2006

 

SDACM Help Requests in the USS Midway section - Two help requests: David Hanson, Curatorial Collections Manager at the USS Midway / San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum needs our help with markings for an F4U Corsair the museum is about to acquire. If anyone can help with his requests shown on the SDACM Help Requests page, please contact me or email David Hanson directly ASAP! Also, Pete Clayton, the former Chief Engineer for the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum is writing another book. This one is a 166-page photo history of Air Wing Five. He needs help in locating photos of EA-6A Intruders from VMCJ-1. If anyone can help, please contact me and I will pass your information on to Pete.

 

Memorabilia - Ship's Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added a  March 21, 1946 issue of Midway News, courtesy of Donald E. Burlingame, via Lynn Burlingame.

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets USS Midway Era Private Photos ~ Sean Cooney Collection in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - a new gallery of seven photos from 1988 ~ 1989.

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added four new patches. With the addition of VAQ-141 & VAQ-143, I now have patches for every Prowler squadron which has ever existed.

 

My Patch Collection - added four new patches in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

November 10, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added a 17-inch 1986 Tiger Cruise patch.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added an aluminum USS Midway plaque.

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added two new patches.

 

My Patch Collection - added three new patches in the following galleries: USS Midway (1) & EA-6B Prowler (2).

 

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

 


 

November 05, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Magazine Articles in the USS Midway section - added the cover & three articles from the March 1980 issue. Also added the July 1980 issue front cover.

 

Memorabilia - SDACM Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - added an invitation to an event which took place on June 08, 2006.

 

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

 

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

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added two new patches.

 

My Patch Collection - added two new patches in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

October 30, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added three new articles:

  • October 12, 1973 Yokosuka Seahawk article: Midway arrives at her new homeport of Yokosuka, Japan.

  • 1975 Warship International article: The Midway Class Carriers.

  • May 1992 Sea Classics article: A Fond Farewell to the USS Midway.

 

Memorabilia - Ship's Pamphlets & Booklets in the USS Midway section - added a 1973 Japanese language Welcome Aboard pamphlet.

 

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

 

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

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added eight new patches.

 

USS Coral Sea -  added two new photos.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt -  added one new photo.

 

My Patch Collection - added eight new patches in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

October 25, 2006

 

2000's Aerial Photos in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 24 new photos.

 

My March 2005 USS Midway / SDACM Trip - added four new photos in the Aircraft Restoration Hangar gallery.

 

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

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added two new patches.

 

My Patch Collection - added two new patches in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

October 22, 2006

 

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

  • April 1945 Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Shipyard Bulletin article: Midway's christening ceremony.

  • March 1946 Popular Science article: World's Biggest Warship.

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Magazine Articles in the USS Midway section - added a December 1979 article: Picture Taking Marines.

 

Launching & Commissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new photos.

 

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 two new photos.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets 1973~1980's in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of the squadron's April 06, 1973 commissioning ceremony.

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added four new patches.

 

My Patch Collection - added four new patches in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

October 20, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a CVA-41 Ash Tray.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection - added one new patch in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets gallery.

 

My Zap Sticker Collection - added two new EA-6B Prowler silhouette zaps.

 

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

 


 

October 19, 2006

 

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

 

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

 

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 two new photos.

 

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

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added three new patches.

 

My Patch Collection - added three new patches in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

October 18, 2006

 

Launching & Commissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, courtesy of Gary Schreffler.

 

Operation Frequent Wind in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos showing Midway offloading evacuees & aircraft in Guam, courtesy of Randy Guttery.

 

2000's Aerial Photos 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.

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added three new patches, two of which are courtesy of Scott Mellinger.

 

My Patch Collection - added 21 new patches in the following galleries: EA-6B Prowler (1) & U.S. Military Bases & Units (20).

 


 

October 17, 2006

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added nine new patches.

 

My Patch Collection - added ten new patches in the following galleries: EA-6B Prowler (9) & Miscellaneous U.S. Military (1).

 

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

 


 

October 10, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added three new items, courtesy of Chet Morris.

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added three new patches, two of which were given to me by Kurt Elder.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets Patch Collection - added one new patch, given to me by Kurt Elder.

 

My Patch Collection - added four new patches in the following galleries: USS Midway (3) & VAQ-136 Gauntlets (1).

 

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

 


 

September 29, 2006

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets 1973~1980's in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added three new photos from 1973~1974, courtesy of John Stewart.

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added two new patches, given to me by Kurt Elder.

 

USS Kitty Hawk Era USN Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added 11 new photos.

 

My Patch Collection - added two new patches in the EA-6B Prowler gallery.

 

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

 


 

September 28, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Ceremonies & Events in the USS Midway section - added a 1951 Christmas Dinner Menu.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

1980's Underway 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.

 

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

 

RAF Brawdy - added one new item in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

USS Constellation -  added three new patches from Connie's 1985 IO Cruise, given to me by Kurt Elder.

 

USS Independence -  added a CV-62 ball cap.

 

USS Nimitz -  added a CVN-68 shoulder rocker patch, given to me by Kurt Elder.

 

My Patch Collection - added 13 new patches in the following galleries: USS Midway (2), Air Wing Five (1), U.S. Navy Ships (3), U.S. Military Bases & Units (4), & Miscellaneous U.S. Military (3).

 

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

 


 

August 04, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a USS Midway key chain.

 

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.

 

RAF Brawdy - added one new patch in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

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

 

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

 


 

July 31, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added one new VF-161 patch from my collection & a 1982 Battle E patch, courtesy of Robert Cieri.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added five buttons from the 1970's, courtesy of Robert Cieri.

 

Memorabilia - SDACM Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - added a new Midway magnet.

 

Len Lichter Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of four photos from Len's tour as the Fly-3 Phone Talker from 1952 ~ 1954.

 

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

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

July 16, 2006

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - Added new items:

 

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

 


 

June 17, 2006

 

1940's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo showing Midway during the 1945 Navy Day celebrations in New York.

 

1980's Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - replaced two photos in the A-7 Corsair II gallery with larger & better quality versions.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets ~ Commanding Officers - updated with new information from last month's change of command.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets ~ Then & Now in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added Mike Ward, AME3.

 

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

 


 

June 04, 2006

 

Thunderbirds over Owatonna - a new gallery of 14 photos showing a three-plane bomb burst of T-38 Talon Thunderbirds I photographed on June 02, 2006 at the Owatonna Airport in Minnesota.

 

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

 


 

May 19, 2006

 

USS Oriskany -  added 31 new photos, which show the sinking of the USS Oriskany on May 17, 2006. Also added added A Hot Deck No More: Last Voyage of the Oriskany, an article from the November 2000 issue of Sea Classics magazine.

 

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

 


 

May 17, 2006

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - Three new designs = nine new shirts! Show off Midway's Magic with one of these new shirts!

 

My Military Coin Collection - added one new challenge coin.

 

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

 

RAF Brawdy - added two new items in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

USS Oriskany -  added 14 new photos.

 

USS Pampanito -  added three new photos.

 

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

 


 

May 13 & 14, 2006

 

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

 

USS Arizona Memorial -  added 20 new photos.

 

USS Coral Sea -  added one new photo.

 

USS Iowa -  added eight new photos.

 

USS Missouri -  added 26 new photos.

 

USS New Jersey -  added 11 new photos.

 

USS Wisconsin -  added 30 new photos, 16 of which are courtesy of Zach Prince (my little brother).

 


 

May 11, 2006

 

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

 

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

 


 

May 09, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added an article about FJ-2 Fury CARQUAL's aboard USS Midway from the November 1952 issue of North American Aviation company's Skyline magazine.

 

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

 

1950's Flight Ops 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 & an LOA from Captain Chambers.

 

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

 


 

May 06, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Plastic Scale Models in the USS Midway section - added Try Your Hand at Modeling the Midway, a four-part article from the January, February, March & April 1954 issues of Popular Mechanics magazine. This series is by Paul Strayer & showcases how to scratch build a wooden CVB-41 Midway model.

 

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

 

NAF Atsugi - added 14 new photos in the Gate Guards gallery, courtesy of Dennis Sheils.

 

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt -  added a sequence of nine photos showing a VF-11 F8U-1 Crusader crash from 1961, courtesy of Chet Morris & John Njaa.

 

USS Lexington -  added one new photo, courtesy of Fabio Peņa.

 

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

 


 

April 30, 2006

 

Memorabilia - SDACM Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - added a new Midway coin.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 section - added a new squadron challenge coin.

 

My Military Coin Collection - a new gallery showing my collection of challenge coins, commemoratives & medallions.

 

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

 


 

April 26, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Plastic Scale Models in the USS Midway section - added an October 1986 Scale Ship Modeler magazine article by Ray Bean, which showcases the diorama he made from Otaki's 1:800 scale USS Midway.

 

1950's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added four new photos, one of which is courtesy of Bob Nelson. Also replaced one older photo with a larger, better quality version.

 

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

 

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

 


 

April 22, 2006

 

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

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets ~ Then & Now in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added Ed Rogers, AD1 USN (retired), Mech Shop Supervisor from 1989 ~ 1992. Welcome Aboard AD1 & thanks for the idea of creating this gallery. Hopefully, a lot more Gauntlets will see this & send in their photos!

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets Illustrations by Mark Styling in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one photo of the print given to me by Aviation Illustrator & Artist, Mark Styling.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 section - added an EA-6B Prowler medallion.

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added a Politically Correct squadron patch.

 

RAF Brawdy - added an RAF Brawdy mug in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

USS Independence -  added a CV-62 Independence Challenge Coin.

 

My Patch Collection - added seven new patches in the following galleries: USS Midway (5), VAQ-136 Gauntlets (1), & Miscellaneous U.S. Military (1).

 

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

 


 

March 31, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a 1970's Air Extra magazine article about USS Midway.

 

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 eight new photos.

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, courtesy of Ron French.

 

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

 


 

March 29, 2006

 

SDACM Help Requests in the USS Midway section - David Hanson, Curatorial Collections Manager at the USS Midway / San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum needs our help with markings for the Skyraider and Cougar. If anyone can help with his requests shown on the SDACM Help Requests page, please contact me or email David Hanson directly ASAP!

 

My Photos - added one new photo of myself with Ed Rogers, taken last Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Minneapolis. Ed was my supervisor for three years in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Mech Shop. This was the first time we've met after 14 years.

 


 

March 26, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a June 16, 1952 cover of Aviation Week magazine, which features a Grumman advertisement about the 39,000th landing aboard Midway.

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new article in the 1940's section & one new article in the 1950's section.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a Krunchee potato chips plastic coin from the 1950's.

 

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

 

1950's Flight Ops 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.

 

Operation FREQUENT WIND in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 16 new photos.

 

David Wood Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of eight photos showing Midway departing Oakland, CA on December 31, 2003.

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 section - added a new squadron challenge coin.

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added an EA-6B Plane Captain patch.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets ~ USS Midway Era & Prior in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo from July 1977.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets ~ Then & Now in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - Ed Rogers, AD1 USN (retired), originally suggested this idea to me & after reminding me about it when I met him after 14 years last Saturday, I've decided to start a new gallery showing Gauntlet personnel when they were in the squadron & as they are now. If you were a Gauntlet in the past, or are in the squadron now, send in your photos!

 

My Patch Collection - added six new patches in the following galleries: Air Wing Five (1), EA-6B Prowler (1), U.S. Navy Ships (2), & Miscellaneous U.S. Military (2).

 

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

 


 

February 20, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added two new articles in the 1950's section.

 

1960's Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of a VA-25 A-1H Skyraider.

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo showing another view of this infamous bomb.

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 section - added a 1997 Stars & Stripes newspaper article.

 

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

 


 

February 11, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a 1982 USS Midway MARDET plaque.

 

Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany - A new gallery of nine photos taken by my father during his trip to Germany in December 2005.

 

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

 


 

February 09, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a "Queen of Aircraft Carriers" article from the March 1946 issue of Mechanix Illustrated magazine. Also added an "Operation Frostbite" article from the April 01, 1946 issue of Life magazine.

 


 

February 08, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added an article about AJ-1 Savage pilots from Composite Squadron Six qualifying for carrier duty aboard USS Midway from the August 1951 issue of North American Aviation company's Skyline magazine.

 

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

 


 

February 04, 2006

 

USS Midway in Dry Dock ~ 1940's in the USS Midway section - added one new photo, courtesy of Bob Dorais.

 

Midway's Aircraft in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 11 new photos in the USS Midway gallery.

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets ~ USS Independence, CV-62 Private Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added one new photo.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

USS Independence - added one new patch.

 

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

 


 

January 31, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Plastic Scale Models in the USS Midway section - added 16 photos of USS Midway models built by Bill Willis & Eddie Miller.

 

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

 


 

January 29, 2006

 

Memorabilia - All Hands Magazine Articles in the USS Midway section - added four new articles.

 

Memorabilia - Ship Newspapers, Newsletters & Messages in the USS Midway section - added one new item.

 

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

 

1940'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.

 

USS Midway in Dry Dock ~ 1960's in the USS Midway section - added one new photo.

 

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

 

AH-1 Cobra - added 27 new photos in the Shakopee Memorial Park gallery.

 

L-39 Albatros - added six new photos in the Air Shows & Miscellaneous gallery.

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added 21 photos in a new Mall of America Dinosaur Walk gallery.

 

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

 


 

January 22, 2006

 

Squadron Deployments in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added new 2005 information, bringing this page up to date.

 

Squadron Links in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added a new link to the latest version of the squadron's web site.

 

Restoration of L-39C Albatros N139SR - added the aircraft's history & specifications.

 

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

 


 

January 17, 2006

 

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

 

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

 


 

January 16, 2006

 

Restoration of L-39C Albatros N139SR - a new gallery of 152 photos documenting the restoration of an L-39C Albatros.

 

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

 


 

January 15, 2006

 

Robert Anderson Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 90 new photos in the following galleries:

 

VAQ-136 Gauntlets Illustrations by Mark Styling in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added 21 illustrations by Aviation Illustrator & Artist, Mark Styling.

 

USS America - added one new photo, courtesy of Steven Tritt.

 

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

 


 

January 12, 2006

 

Memorabilia - Naval Aviation News Articles in the USS Midway section - added one new article in the 1950's section.

 

L-29 Delphin - added 23 new photos.

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added two new photos in the Winter gallery.

 

O-2 Skymaster - added 20 new photos.

 

Russian Aircraft - added 15 new photos of a Yak-52.

 

USS Independence - added an Indy Wardroom Plaque.

 

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

 


 

January 04, 2006

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 section - added a squadron flag from the early 1980's.

 

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

 

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