January 2007 ~ December 2010 Updates

 

 

 


 

December 18, 2010

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965 in the USS Midway section - added one new photo.

 

NAS North Island, California in the Photo Gallery section - added a new SARDIP Aircraft Photos gallery with 153 photos & two stories.

 


 

October 05, 2010

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added a new Halloween 2009 gallery with 39 photos.

 


 

June 25, 2010

 

EA-18G Growler ~ VAQ-141 Shadowhawks - a new gallery of 311 photos taken at the Deke Slayton Air Fest in La Crosse, Wisconsin on June 19, 2010. This gallery features two aircraft from VAQ-141 Shadowhawks (including the CAG bird) and is an exclusive, first ever online photo walk around of the Navy's newest electronic warfare aircraft.

 


 

October 27~31, 2008

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added 111 new photos:

 


 

August 08, 2008

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965 in the USS Midway section - added another new video showing the toilet bomb loaded aboard NE 572, courtesy of Gary Schreffler from GRS Videos.

 


 

July 24, 2008

 

VA-25's Toilet Bomb ~ 1965 in the USS Midway section - added one new photo & one video showing the toilet bomb loaded aboard NE 572. The video is courtesy of Russell Falb, via Ken Young, the son of James E. Young, who was the Plane Captain of NE 572 in 1965.

 


 

March 30, 2008

 

Memorabilia - Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added two newspaper articles.

 

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

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added eight new items:

  • January 31, 1970 Commissioning San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard Commemorative Mirror

  • 1980's West Pac Jacket

  • 1985 Exercise TEAM SPIRIT Key Chain

  • COMCARDIVFOUR / CVB-41 Fineline Mechanical Pencil

  • CVA-41 Zippo Lighter

  • Midway Logo Zap Sticker

  • Midway T-Shirt

  • Wooden Philippines Mug

 

Memorabilia - Museum Souvenirs in the USS Midway section - added five new items:

  • Micro Trains Midway Magic N Scale Box Car ~ from the 2005 National N Scale Convention Banquet

  • Midway Magic Shot Glass

  • Updated Audio Tour Pamphlet

  • USS Midway Shot Glass

  • USS Midway Plate

 

RAF Brawdy - Added two new photos & two new items in the Memorabilia gallery.

 

USS Independence -  added a January 10, 1959 commissioning ashtray.

 

USS Pampanito - Added a March 15, 1943 launching tag.

 

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

 

My Zap Sticker Collection - added one new zap.

 

London Central H.S. - added four new photos.

 

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

 


 

March 03, 2008

 

Memorabilia - Ship's Newspapers & Newsletters in the USS Midway section - added an October 1965 issue of Midway West, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Memorabilia - Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added three newspaper articles, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

2000's Video Gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added five new videos:

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 20 photos of the Anchor Windlass in a new gallery.

 

Madison County, Iowa - a new gallery of 37 photos I took in June 2006.

 

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

 


 

February 22, 2008

 

1980's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a 1985 Photo Lab Christmas card, courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

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

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added a new gallery of 28 photos showing the newly opened Bulk Storage Elevator Exhibit in Midway's hangar bay, where visitors can stand on a plexiglass cover & look straight down four decks to where a jet engine is being prepped to come up the elevator.

 


 

February 20, 2008

 

Al Rosko Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 16 new photos.

 

Flight Ops in the 1970's in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo of an HC-1 Sea King.

 

Dry Dock 1980's in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 12 new photos.

 

EISRA-86 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos.

 

A-6 Intruder in the Photo Gallery section - a new collection of 306 photos.

 

Aircraft Carrier Memorial - added six new photos of the "Unconditional Surrender" statue & two new photos of "The Greatest Generation Memorial", courtesy of Al Rosko.

 


 

February 09, 2008

 

Liberty Ports in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new collection of 600 photos showing Midway's liberty ports from 1954 to 1991.

 

Sayonara Japan 1991 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added an August 11, 1991 Tampa Tribune-Times article about Midway leaving Japan for retirement, courtesy of Bill Martin.

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added six new photos in the Ready Rooms gallery showing the soon-to-be-opened A-6 Intruder exhibit in Ready Room Five.

 


 

February 03, 2008

 

2000's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added three new photos, courtesy of my father, T. E. Prince.

 

R. Clinton Griffin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added 725 new photos in the following galleries:

 

Aircraft Carrier Memorial - added three new photos of the "Unconditional Surrender" statue, courtesy of my father, T. E. Prince.

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added a new Renaissance Festival gallery with 31 photos.

 

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

 


 

January 27, 2008

 

A Brief Note:  In October 2007, I was informed that the museum had officially changed its name. Instead of San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, the new name for the museum is: USS Midway Museum.

 

George Duncan's July 23, 1951 F9F-2 Panther Crash in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new video.

 

Flight Ops in the 1960's in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new video.

 

Flight Ops in the 1970's in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new videos.

 

1992 Final Decommissioning in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added two new videos.

 

Crossing San Diego Bay on January 10, 2004 in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new video.

 

2000's Video Gallery in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of 20 videos showing Midway after she became a museum in San Diego, CA.

 

USS Midway 1947 ~ 2007 Video Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery which brings together all 40 videos of USS Midway I have in various galleries throughout MidwaySailor.com.

 

EA-6B Prowler Video Collection - added five new videos showing the Prowler in action.

 

NAF Misawa AIMD Mech's - added one new video showing NAF Misawa AD's working on Allison T-56-A-14 turboprop engines.

 

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

 


 

January 23, 2008

 

VAQ-136 Video Collection in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets section - a new gallery of 30 videos showing the squadron in action.

 

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

 


 

January 20, 2008

 

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

 

EA-6B Prowler Video Collection - added seven new videos showing the Prowler in action.

 

USS Oriskany -  added three videos showing the sinking of the USS Oriskany on May 17, 2006.

 

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

 


 

October 14, 2007

 

MidwaySailor.com Store - The new 2008 USS Midway calendar is available!

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added nine new items from my personal collection: One Zippo lighter, one coin, one Hunters Point pin, two keychains, one medallion, one pen, one VF-161 pin & one zap sticker.

 

USS Kitty Hawk Era Private Photos in the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Photo Gallery section - added 25 new photos.

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia - added two EA-6B Prowler belt buckles.

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

NAF Misawa, Japan - added new patches in the following galleries: Memorabilia, JASDF Blue Impulse & USAF Thunderbirds.

 

USN Blue Angels - added a new Blue Angels Patch Collection gallery with six patches.

 

USS Independence - added two Zippo lighters & one Zippo knife.

 

My Military Coin Collection - added a new USS Midway coin.

 

My Patch Collection - added eight new patches in the following galleries: Miscellaneous U.S. Military (7) & VAQ-136 Gauntlets (1).

 

My Zap Sticker Collection - added one new USS Midway zap.

 

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

 


 

September 18, 2007

 

1950's Flight Ops in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Bob Dorais.

 

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

 

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

 

A-10 Thunderbolt - added 93 new photos.

 

C-2A Greyhound - a new gallery of 92 photos.

 

F-5E Tiger II - a new gallery of 111 photos.

 

F-16 Fighting Falcon - added 173 new photos.

 

F/A-18 Hornet - a new gallery of 250 photos.

 

F/A-18 Super Hornet - a new gallery of 206 photos.

 

O-2A Skymaster - added 15 new photos.

 

T-6A Texan II - added 13 new photos.

 

T-38 Talon - a new gallery of 42 photos.

 

USN Blue Angels - added 93 new photos.

 

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

 


 

September 15, 2007

 

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

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a USS Midway Majutsu sticker & a USS Midway hologram sticker.

 

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 three new photos.

 

VAQ-136 Patch Collection - added one new patch.

 

EA-6B Prowler Patch Collection - added a new Grumman Iron Works Prowler patch.

 

P-51D Mustang "Lou IV" - added a Pacific Flyer newspaper article about the crash of this aircraft in July 2007.

 

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

 

USS Independence - added one new patch.

 

My Patch Collection - added 15 new patches in the following galleries: British Military (1), EA-6B Prowler (1),Miscellaneous U.S. Military (5), U.S. Military Bases & Units (3), U.S. Navy Ships (1), USS Midway (3), & VAQ-136 Gauntlets (1).

 

My Zap Sticker Collection - added three new zaps.

 

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

 


 

September 10, 2007

 

Deke Slayton Airfest 2007 - a new gallery of 823 photos I took at this La Crosse, WI air show on May 19, 2007.

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added a new Moon Photos gallery with five photos. Also added three photos to the Wildlife gallery.

 

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

 


 

March 28, 2007

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added three patches from the 1955 World Cruise, courtesy of Bill Martin.

 

Thomas E. Coghan Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of 68 photos taken from 1946~1948. These photos are courtesy of Tom's granddaughter, Kelly Holderbaum.

 

William A. Martin Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of 250 photos taken during Midway's 1954~1955 World Cruise. All photos in this collection were scanned from Kodachrome color slides.

 

Minneapolis & Minnesota - added a new Strange & Weird gallery with one photo .

 

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

 


 

January 28, 2007

 

Memorabilia - Magazine & Newspaper Articles in the USS Midway section - added a January/February 2007 Honda Red Rider magazine cover & a January/February 2005 GSA MarkeTips magazine article: The San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum & the Story of Midway, both of which are courtesy of Buzz Nau.

 

Memorabilia - Souvenirs & Miscellaneous in the USS Midway section - added a USS Midway necklace pendant & an envelope which was flown from Midway on July 10, 1952 in an F2H Banshee.

 

Memorabilia - Patch Collection in the USS Midway section - added a patch from the August 1991 Pearl Harbor turnover between Midway & Independence.

 

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

 

Operation SANDY in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new video of the V-2 rocket launch, courtesy of Tracy Dungan.

 

1970's Miscellaneous in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - added one new photo, courtesy of Keith Garner

 

Keith Garner Collection in the USS Midway Photo Gallery section - a new gallery of 11 photos taken in 1978.

 

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

 

VAQ-136 Memorabilia in the VAQ-136 section - added a new squadron Zippo lighter.

 

USS Independence -  added two new patches & an aluminum plaque.

 

USS Ronald Reagan -  added a Ronald Reagan stamp postcard with a cancellation stamp from the ship. This item was given to me for my collection by Chet Morris.

 

My Patch Collection - added three new patches in the following galleries: USS Midway (1), U.S. Navy Ships (1) & U.S. Military Bases & Units (1).

 

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