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  • Medal of Honor Recipient Henry "Red" Erwin

    This is a repost from February of 2009 on Master Sgt. Henry “Red” Erwin (1921-2002), Medal of Honor recipient. Today I met the granddaughter of Henry E. “Red” Erwin. Jennifer […]

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  • Caroline Mars Sets World Record 1949

    The Caroline Mars, a JRM-2 flying boat, broke the world record for passenger lift by carrying 202 men from NAS Alameda to NAS North Island, San Diego and broke it […]

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  • Video Thursday 2.24.11 Yesterday's Guns, Today's Guns, Tomorrow's Guns

    Today on Video Thursday, we’ll take a look at multiple naval guns across the barriers of time. First we’ll start off with some old guns from the USS Wisconsin BB-64, […]

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  • Navy F4D Skyray Sets Climb Record 1955

    On 23 February 1955  Douglas Test Pilot R. O. Rahn piloted his F4D Skyray to an altitude of 10,000 feet in 56 seconds. This was the fourth unofficial Navy climb […]

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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 monoplane  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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