I've had a passion for aviation since I was a kid, immersing myself in stories of aviators and modeling their aircraft.
John Sr., my father, pictured below, trained as a waist gunner/observer and served on a Boeing B-29 Superfortress based in Guam.
Pete, my father-in-law, below, flew missions as a gunner on an Douglas A-20 Havoc based in England.
While my career went in a different direction, the aviation bug never left. Now I have the good fortune to be able to offer mementos of a bygone era, reminders of the courage, leadership, dedication, and intelligence of aviators, ground crew, and the aeronautical engineers that made it all happen.
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From the nose of the Collings Foundation's Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress at 2,500ft, to....
...the tail turret of the Collings Foundation's Consolidated B-24 Witchcraft, to....
...my Father's gunner seat in the Commemorative Air Force's B-29 over California hills.
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