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  • Civil War Cannons At Patriots Point

    As visitors pull into the parking lot at Patriots Point, they may notice four large cannons on the shore pointed at the USS Yorktown. Some astute observers will recognize them […]

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  • Video Thursday 2.17.11 Planes and Seacoast Mortars

    Today we start off with some classic rare video clips from the 1941 movie “Dive Bomber.” Stars Errol Flynn and Fred MacMurray were the main characters in the movie, which […]

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  • Boeing Model 205 Fighter

    The first monoplaneĀ  designed to fly off of aircraft carriers, a Boeing Model 205 fighter, was delivered to Naval Air Station Anacostia for evaluation on 14 February 1930. The fighter […]

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  • Patriots Point, SEWE and tripadvisor

    Patriots Point –Originally uploaded by joel8x Click on for larger image A great shot looking north from the marina at YORKTOWN and the new Cooper River bridge taken in March […]

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  • First Corsair Combat Mission 1943

    The first Vought F4U Corsair combat mission was flown on 11 February 1943. VMF-124 flew 12 aircraft from Guadalcanal to escort a PB2Y to pick up a downed pilot at […]

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  • Video Thursday, 02.10.11

    The United States Navy launched a high-tech recruiting video back in December, you may have seen it during a bowl game. Here it is from the Navy YouTube channel. February […]

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  • Birth of the Yellow Peril! or Ground Loops For All My Friends!

    Photo of XN-3N1 (San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives) The XN-3N1 was ordered from the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia on 09 February 1935. This aircraft is the prototype […]

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  • Happy 101st Birthday Boy Scouts of America!

    In 1909 an American businessman and millionaire, William D. Boyce, became lostĀ  in the streets of London. A young (11-12 year old) British Boy Scout helped him back to his […]

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  • Birth of Radial Engines!

    On 07 February 1922 a Lawrance J-1 radial engine passed the 50 hour test requirement for the U. S. Navy at the Washington Navy Yard. The J-1 was the first […]

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  • World's First Nuclear Aircraft Carrier!

      The keel of the world’s first nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was laid 04 February 1958. She was commissioned on 25 November 1961 as a CVAN (Nuclear Attack […]

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