I’m now switching from my laptop to my desktop, which I haven’t used in about 9 months. It is like having a new toy. The switch has occurred because we moved the furniture a bit. We had the desktop facing the wall and my back to the living room and the window. A grim corner. So this is a new arrangement of the furniture. Hooray.
An obscure book but I am sure of interest to some.
Japanese Aircraft Interiors 1940-1945
By Robert C. Mikesh
Hardcover in dustjacket, 328 pages, profusely illustrated
Published by Monogram Aviation Publications April 2000
Dimensions: 12.5 x 9.2 x 1 inches
Robert C. Mikesh is a name known to all aviation enthusiasts. A former USAF Officer, he was the Senior Curator for Aeronautics with the U.S. National Air and Space Museum. Fortunately for modelers and others interested in aviation history, he used his unparalleled access to surviving examples of Japanese aircraft to document them from a unique perspective – the cockpit interiors and crew positions.
This book is exceptional for its presentation and its thoroughness. Included are examples of nearly all aircraft types operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy and Air Forces during the Second World War. Each type receives a brief introduction, and then the reader is treated to several photographs and illustrations documenting the interiors and equipment. The photographs…
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For a feeling of one family’s life during World War 2.
This week I will be posting letters written in July of 1944. Lad and Marian are awaiting Lad’s move to an Embarkation Camp and Marian’s drive to Trumbull. Dan is in London following the hustle before D-Day and Ced is still in Anchorage, working at the airfield and gaining flying time towards his Pilot’s license. Dick is in Fortaliza, Brazil coordinating things between the Army and the local workers and Dave continues at Camp Crowder, receiving more specialized training.
Marian (Irwin) Guion
Pomona July 17 ‘44
Dear Dad –
Things are still pretty much “on ice” as far as we are concerned. If the Army knows when we are going to move they are keeping it a deep dark secret. But knowing the Army, we are mighty suspicious.
We have been trying to tie up all the loose ends so that we can move on a moment’s…
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