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by Joer911
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: F4U-1 Recovered from Lake Michigan
Replies: 1
Views: 6032

F4U-1 Recovered from Lake Michigan

Another aircraft is recovered from Lake Michigan. This F4U is one of over 200+ Navy aircraft lost in Lake Michigan during WWII. These planes, many combat survivors, were stationed at NAS Glenview. Two side-paddle wheel steamships were converted into the training aircraft carries USS Wolverine (IX-64...
by Joer911
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Books, Video & Other Media
Topic: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 60
Views: 53158

Re: What Pacific based book are you reading at the moment?

I am re-reading "Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle by Richard B. Frank." I love how thorough it is. I have several books lined up behind this one sort of correlating with the release of the HBO production "The Pacific." The first episode was pretty good although, due to time...
by Joer911
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: Another SBD Raised From Lake Michigan Bottom 6-19
Replies: 4
Views: 5330

Another SBD Raised From Lake Michigan Bottom 6-19

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/news/1631620,5_1_WA20_PLANESAVED_S1-090620.article Again, for those of you wondering how an SBD ended up in Lake Michigan, here is the short answer. During WWII, Carrier Qualifications Training was established at NAS Glenview, in suburban Chicago, IL. Two s...
by Joer911
Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Warbirds & Restorations
Topic: SBD Dautnless Recoved From Lake Michigan 4-24
Replies: 1
Views: 3613

SBD Dautnless Recoved From Lake Michigan 4-24

Here's the link to the story: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/04/world-war-ii-dive-bomber-recovered-from-lake.html For those of you wondering how an SBD ended up in Lake Michigan, here is the short answer. During WWII, Carrier Qualifications Training was established at NAS Glenview, in subur...