Tag Archives: World War II

National Naval Aviation Museum – Pensacola… Selecting, Collecting, Preserving & Displaying Naval Aviation History

by Dave Weiman Since the 20th century, “Naval Aviation” has played a crucial role in combat. Eclipsing the battleship as the decisive weapon in war at sea, “aircraft carriers” have projected their powerful air wings, striking with surprise at enemy … Continue reading

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Connecting With The Past, While Helping Others Locate A WWII Veteran

In 1981, pilot Douglas J. Tomas of East Troy, Wisconsin, began research on his great-uncle, TSgt. Charles L. Berg, who was killed when his U.S. Army Air Corps B-24 Liberator was shot down over Vicenza in northeastern Italy on December … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Heroes – “Ready, Willing & Able!”

by Douglas J. Tomas In 1981, I began my research on my great-uncle, TSgt. Charles L. Berg, who had been shot down and killed in action over Italy in 1943. Charles was an employee of Gisholt Machine Co. in Madison, … Continue reading

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Saving Lives… All In A Day’s Work!

Chicago’s lakefront was the start of it all. As a youngster, Joe Furman’s dad took him to see the Grumman Hellcats firing their 50 caliber machine guns into the lake on shore, from a hardstand at night. The stream of … Continue reading

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Greatness Finds Company… Richard I. Bong Airport & The William Amorde Terminal

SUPERIOR, WIS. – The City of Superior, Wisconsin, named its airport and its airport terminal building after two aviators who have contributed greatly to aviation – World War II Medal of Honor recipient Richard I. Bong, and airport manager, fixed … Continue reading

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