Post by navairdave (Dave) on May 8, 2012 12:31:07 GMT -5
Coffee mugs from commands I was in and one of the ships I was on. RVAW-120 1970-1973, VA-85 1973-1977, RVAW-120 1977-1980, VA-34 1980-1983, HSL-30 1983-1986, missing is VA-75 1986-1989 (retirement) and USS John F Kennedy CV-67, I did 3 cruises on her.
Post by Tom Kwiatkowski Sr. on May 15, 2012 21:22:46 GMT -5
You pretty much name it and I collected it at one time or another, except for aircraft parts unless you count a 1" square piece of a B-17 which crashed in Germany during the war and was found in a forest after the war. I am big into autographs, My prize possession is a set of seven books signed by various astronauts. I've collected Star Wars plates, comic books including a full set of "The Nam", non-sport and aircraft trading cards, Challenge Coins, Patches, Models most mostly unbuilt and as you can tell by my signiture am active in some museums. I love collecting. It has been in my blood since childhood. I just wish the stuff was worth to others what I think it should be. (I could use the money, unfortunately) Of course, to me it's priceless. As soon as I learn how to work my camera, I'll take and post some pics.
That is all, Major Tom
P.S. My late wife had an amazing spoon collection (with my help of course). Again, I wish we could have gone to the places the spoons are from.
As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.
A couple of my latest acquisitions. B-25 cowl flap and exhaust stack. I'm thinking about stripping the paint off the exhaust stack and let it get it bit of natural surface rust on it like one that's in service.
Alex Reynoso: I am looking for a Naval Museum that might display some of my father's WWII Navy items. I have a scaled model of a PBM-3 that he was a crew member of I believe crew #3. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 23, 2017 16:50:27 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: Since nobody has responded in the last month and a half. The only Naval Museums I have ever been to are in Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum (housed in an old blimp hanger, used to be a Naval Air Museum but seems to have gotten away from that specialty. http:/
Oct 7, 2017 22:38:53 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: And its not a Naval Museum but an Aviation Museum and I have seen models displayed in its exhibits, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Mcminnville www.evergreenmuseum.org/
Oct 7, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
dcamp: Probably a dumb answer, but Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL?
Jan 9, 2018 12:24:30 GMT -5
michael16: Looking to contact Tom Farrell, son of WWII B-26 pilot of "Flak Bait" Lt. Jim "Boss" Farrell. I have an interesting story to share about my flight on GE corporate jet with then Capt. Jim Farrell. Please help me make contact with Tom Farrell
Sept 20, 2018 12:57:56 GMT -5
Kersh: Tillman's book "The Forgotten Fifteenth" has an account of this attack that may be of interest.
Apr 8, 2020 11:59:04 GMT -5
rupertpika151: My great uncle was on the Little Jo T-square 4 tail code #42-24611, engine 3 caught fire. The crew ditched the plane. 6 were recovered, 4 went MIA (including my great uncle), and one was captured and executed. I have the crew report.
May 11, 2020 12:42:24 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone has any information or update links that would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have him, Joseph A. Esola recognized at Arlington in the summer/fall. Also the links on the original thread were not working, if anyone has current links?
May 11, 2020 12:43:59 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone would like a copy of the report let me know. 28 pages.
May 11, 2020 12:44:41 GMT -5
USMMA86: Dear Rupert, I would be interested in reading that Crew Report....found this website completing my own 1/72 P-6E. Scott Uehlinger, CDR USNR Ret...email email@example.com
Nov 30, 2020 10:20:27 GMT -5
Tom Farrell: Michael16, you can contact me at Flakbait@hotmail.com.
Dec 13, 2020 18:11:24 GMT -5
tvharwood: Hi Tom, Is Memories of War and Peace by Bob Gillman from a book?
Jun 16, 2022 15:59:37 GMT -5
bontyahistory: I am looking for a detailed drawing of the Hangar Army Air Corp. 1930-B that you have shown on your web site. I am creating a new 1/72 scale hangar just like the one you posted that was at Wheeler Field on 12/7/41. Thank you. LOU
Dec 10, 2022 11:51:35 GMT -5