Sep
29
2016

Jack Ogilvie’s experiences as a fighter pilot in World War II are truly fascinating and enjoyable to listen to. At 93 years, Jack’s mind is sharp and his memory vivid as he shares his stories of a life characterized by uncanny miracles amidst the dangers of combat. There were many of them and each time […]

Aug
13
2016

After the United States entered World War II, P-39 fighters were purchased from England to be used in the North African theater. These planes, built by Bell Aircraft, had been rejected by the RAF as not combat ready. Twelve pilots were selected to fly twelve of the unarmed fighters 600 miles, without navigation equipment, even […]

Jul
28
2016

Before World War II, the most famous airplane by far was the “Spirit of St. Louis,” flown by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 to cross the Atlantic nonstop for the first time. Of course, the Smithsonian Institute proudly displays this famous airplane. But, put that on hold for a bit and let me take you first […]

Jul
19
2016

We have another great story from our friend, Benny Carbo. He reports on some interesting events from Viet Nam. Looking out from the side windows of the C-130 Hercules, I observed dense jungles dotted with huge bomb craters and massive stretches of non-vegetated red earth made barren by aerial spraying of Agent Orange. Such was […]

Jul
14
2016

Benny Carbo graduated from high school in Houston, Texas; married his high school sweetheart and then it was off to the Air Force and Viet Nam. Here is his story, as he tells it from the Khe Sanh Marine Combat Base: Sleeping quarters this week was an Air Force concrete bunker buried beneath the red […]