What’s NOT YET been said about the Amelia Earhart photo discovery…

So I am pretty sure you have seen this now famous spy photo allegedly of Pilot Amelia Earhart and Navigator Fred Noonan.  If not — where have you been??? Blog visitor Tom recently remarked how the absence of Japanese guards should indicate that the two folks in the photo are not Earhart and Noonan but…

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

As the oil still seeps from the sunken hulk of the Battleship USS Arizona, also too does our thoughts and remembrances still linger of the day it was sunk – December 7th, 1941.  For me, I take this moment to not only reflect on the sacrifices of the honorable men and women during World War II, and all…

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BIG News… Coming Soon!

Greetings everyone!  As we enter the month of May, it made me think back to another May in 1936 when the Hawaii Clipper was christened in the still waters of Pearl Harbor between Ford Island and Pearl City.  My fellow traveler and filmmaker colleague, Jeff Riegel, and I visited that very spot last year and…

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“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

December 7, 1941-2014 Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing in Pearl Harbor and the beginning of World War II,  “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy” in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s own words. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan’s…

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Sikorsky S-43 / JRS-1 Baby Clipper at the Udvar Hazy

What a nice surprise to find the only remaining JRS-1 on the planet in front of me.  This particular aircraft was serving in the US Navy at Pearl Harbor and escaped being destroyed by the attack. This type of aircraft flown as the civilian version was known as the S-43, a “Baby Clipper” used by…

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