"Pilots, Man Your Planes!"   
                                         WWII U.S. Naval Aviation Collector's Guide                                                                              


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Nathan Cragun said:   April 26, 2017 1:41 pm PST
Thanks for sharing all this fantastic information and photos. This website was monumental in our endeavor to put together correct Avenger aircrew impressions.

Carla Sherman said:   December 28, 2014 1:01 pm PST
Thanks for keeping the WWII history alive! Our beloved Uncle (Donald Charles Gamble of the US Navy AOM2c) served in the FAW7 VB-110 unit as their Belly Gunner. He was stationed at Dunkeswell, Devon, England in 1943 and the beginning of 1944. His PB4Y-1 Liberator B-12 went missing during inclement weather on March 31, 1944 patrolling for U-Boats over the Bay of Biscay and they were listed as killed in action on April 1, 1944. The German fighters unfortunately got them as the PB4Y-1 did not have fighter escorts. He and his Pilot Lt. H. Barton are documented in the book "PB4Y-1 Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during World War II by Alan C. Carey". We have pictures of Donald in England that we cherish. Yours truly - Donald's nieces and nephews: Carla, Wayne, Barbara Jo, Carolyn, Miriam, Joyce, Philip, Jeff and Valerie. Happy New Year!

Amy Shevchenko said:   August 15, 2014 6:02 am PST
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of Operation Dragoon, an operation in which VOF-1 and the Hellcats were instrumental. I thank you again for this site and your attention to VOF-1; I bookmarked this site and visit it often when remembering my Great Uncle LWT (KIA 03/27/1945) who was a part of this mission. Additionally, today, I salute my honorary uncle, Ed Olszewski, the last remaining original member of VOF-1. Love looking at their pix when they were young!

Kathryn Teel said:   April 4, 2014 1:47 pm PST
Incredible page, I could spend days looking and I plan on seeing everything as time permits me! Listening to taps gave me the chills. Thank you for all your hard work.

Mike said:   February 21, 2014 5:20 am PST
Hi. Nice aritcle about Aviator's Jersey but Im sure that pilots from first photos used a summer service pants than P41 combat model. Regards, Mike

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