Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

This time around we're featuring the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, one of the best fighters produced during WW2. It saw service with the U.S. Navy and Marines, as well as with the Royal Navy and the RNZ Air Force. The Corsair's gull-wing design gave it a distinctive look, as well as ...

Battle: Los Angeles Rocks!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

I went to see Battle: Los Angeles last night. I had heard very little of the film, in fact I had only recently heard about for the first time. Yesterday I ran across a review of the film by John Nolte over on Big Hollywood and decided that I really ...

Happy Birthday Pappy Boyington

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was born on this day in 1912. Pappy was a Marine Corps fighter pilot during World War 2, being awarded our nation's highest medal, the Congressional Medal of Honor. Boyington also served in the American Volunteer Group, the Flying Tigers, during the lead-up to the u.S. entry ...

Mt. Suribachi Anniversary

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Today is the anniversary of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The flag was raised by five U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman, immortalized in a photo by Joe Rosenthal. Three of the men in the photo were killed in battle. The Battle of Iwo ...