Monday, September 2, 2019

TheList 5084

The List 5085 TGB

To All,

I hope that you all have a great long weekend.



Today in Naval History September 2

1777 The frigate, USS Raleigh, commanded by Thomas Thompson, captures the British brig, HMS Nancy, while en route to France to purchase military stores.

1918 U.S. Navy ships and crews assist earthquake victims of Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan.

1864 During the Civil War, the 8-gun paddle-wheeler, USS Naiad, engages a Confederate battery at Rowes Landing, La., and silences it.

1940 As the Battle of Britain intensifies, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull agrees to the transfer 50 warships to the Royal Navy. In exchange, the U.S. is granted land in various British possessions for the establishment of naval or air bases, on ninety-nine-year rent-free leases.

1944 USS Finback (SS 230) rescues Lt. j.g. George H.W. Bush, who is shot down while attacking Chi Chi Jima. During this time, Lt. j.g. Bush serves with Torpedo Squadron Fifty One (VT 51) based on board USS San Jacinto (CVL 30). Lt. j.g. Bush later becomes the 41st President of the United States.

1945 More than two weeks after accepting the Allies terms, Japan formally surrenders, marking the end of World War II. The ceremonies, less than half an hour long, take place on board the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63), anchored with other United States and British ships in Tokyo Bay.

1989 USS Sentry (MCM 3) is commissioned. The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship is the second to bear that name. USS Sentry moves to its new homeport of Ingleside, Texas, on Aug. 25, 1992.

Thanks to CHINFO

Government day off today

Today in History September 2
1666 The Great Fire of London, which devastates the city, begins.

1789 The Treasury Department, headed by Alexander Hamilton, is created in New York City.

1792 Verdun, France, surrenders to the Prussian Army.

1798 The Maltese people revolt against the French occupation, forcing the French troops to take refuge in the citadel of Valletta in Malta.

1870 Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.

1885 In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.

1898 Sir Herbert Kitchener leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.

1910 Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.

1915 Austro-German armies take Grodno, Poland.

1944 Troops of the U.S. First Army enter Belgium.

1945 Vietnam declares its independence and Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaims himself its first president.

1945 Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II

1956 Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.

1963 Alabama Governor George Wallace calls state troopers to Tuskegee High School to prevent integration.

1963 The US gets its first half-hour TV weeknight national news broadcast when CBS Evening News expands from 15 to 30 minutes.

1970 NASA cancels two planned missions to the moon.

1975 Joseph W. Hatcher of Tallahassee, Florida, becomes the state's first African-American supreme court justice since Reconstruction.

1992 The US and Russia agree to a joint venture to build a space station.

1996 The Philippine government and Muslim rebels sign a pact, formally ending a 26-year long insurgency.

1998 Jean Paul Akayesu, former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, found guilty of nine counts of genocide by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.


This Day in Aviation History" brought to you by the Daedalians Airpower Blog Update. To subscribe to this weekly email, go to

Sept. 1, 1968

Lt. Col. William A. Jones III, flying an A-1H Skyraider, received the Medal of Honor for his actions near Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. In part, the citation reads: "On that day, as the on-scene commander in the attempted rescue of a downed U.S. pilot, Col. Jones aircraft was repeatedly hit by heavy and accurate antiaircraft fire. On 1 of his low passes, Col. Jones felt an explosion beneath his aircraft and his cockpit rapidly filled with smoke. With complete disregard of the possibility that his aircraft might still be burning, he unhesitatingly continued his search for the downed pilot." To read the complete citation and to learn more about Colonel Jones, go HERE.

Sept. 2, 1910

Blanche Scott became the first American woman pilot when she soloed at Hammondsport, New York, over Keuka Lake.

Sept. 3, 1908

Orville Wright began flight tests of the Wright Flyer at Fort Myer, Virginia.

Sept. 4, 1922

First Lt. Jimmy Doolittle, Daedalian Founder Member #107, made the first transcontinental crossing of the U.S. in a single day. He flew a DH.4B-1-S single-engine biplane, Air Service Serial Number 22-353, from Pablo Beach, Florida, to San Diego, California, a distance of 2,163 miles. He made one refueling stop at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, which lasted 1 hour, 16 minutes. The total duration of the flight was 21 hours, 19 minutes. Lieutenant Doolittle was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for "demonstrating the possibility of moving Air Corps units to any portion of the United States in less than 24 hours."

Sept. 5, 1960

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Thomas H. Miller set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for "Speed Over a 500 Kilometer Closed Course Without Payload" with an F4H-1F Phantom II. The fighter averaged 1,216.78 miles per hour over the triangular course in the California and Nevada desert. After serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps, Miller retired from active duty in 1979 as a lieutenant general. He was a Daedalian Life Member.

Sept. 6, 1919

Maj. Rudolph W. Schroeder and Lt. G. A. Elsey set a new unofficial two-man world altitude record of 28,250 feet above Dayton, Ohio, in a Packard-Lepere LUSAC II powered by a 400 HP Liberty engine with a Moss Turbo Supercharger. Schroeder was Daedalian Founder Member #1382.

Sept. 7, 1911

A memorable experiment in the Navy's search for a shipboard launching device concluded at Hammondsport, New York, when Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson made a successful takeoff in a Curtiss plane from an inclined wire rigged from the beach down to the water. Capt. Charles F. Pond, who commanded Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser No. 4), had suggested the technique, and Capt. Washington I. Chambers of the Bureau of Navigation and Glenn H. Curtiss had developed the method to the point of the test. Ellyson's report described the historic experiment: "The engine was started and run at full speed and then I gave the signal to release the machine. . . . I held the machine on the wire as long as possible as I wanted to be sure that I had enough headway to rise and not run the risk of the machine partly rising and then falling. . . . Everything happened so quickly and went off so smoothly that I hardly knew what happened except that I did have to use the ailerons, and that the machine was sensitive to their action." Ellyson was Daedalian Founder Member #4377. Learn more about him HERE.

Naval Aviation Museum Receives MiG-21 and F/A-18s for Gulf War Display

The National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida has just taken delivery of a former Polish Air Force MiG-21bis 'Fishbed'. It will be refurbished in Iraqi markings for a Gulf War display which will include the two MiG-killing F/A-18Cs from Operation Desert Storm.

Transporting U-2 chase cars over the Atlantic presents unique challenges for McGuire squadron

The Air Force is sending two Dodge muscle cars across the Atlantic Ocean so they can chase U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft. But loading the cars and a transportation truck onto another aircraft for the journey is posing some unusual hurdles for the 305th Aerial Port Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, who were tasked with transporting the vehicles to Royal Air Force Mildenhall in the United Kingdom.


Something to do in all your spare time

Thanks to BahamaJim and Dutch

This will take up some of your time. The German Aces are incredible. Erich Rudorffer what a man, downed 16 times and still lived to be 98 yoa.

Aviation Pioneers

World War I Aces

Hall of Fame of the Air

WW2 European Theater (ETO)

WW2 Pacific Theater (PTO)

WW2 US Marine Corps

WW2 US Navy Aces

WW2 Mediterranean (MTO)

WW2 German Aces

Korean War Aces

Russian Aces

Vietnam Era Aces


World War I Planes

1930s Aircraft photos

WW2 Fighters

WW2 Bombers

WW2 German Planes

WW2 Airplane Pictures

History of Airplanes blog

Nose Art

Postwar Jets

World War Two

WW2 Facts and Firsts

WW2 Medals

WW2 Museums

WW2 Pictures

WW2 Ships

WW2 Weapons

This is unbelievable! Click on any link for WW2 Information. Great pics of planes!


Thanks to Dutch

right here in Virginia -

thanks to Sparky -


Thought you all might like to be taken back to the early days of the Flying Circus. Check out the short YouTube video at the link. Only another two months before they shut down for the winter at the end of October. They have a show every Sunday from the first Sunday in May to the Last Sunday in October. The attachment refers for contact information and times. Check it out if you have never been to a show. Several of their pilots have been inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame! Also, John Corradi of the Circus will be inducted in October. Notice how young Charlie Kulp, the Flying Farmer, is in this video. Enjoy your day off and be safe.




Monday Morning Humor from Al

Compared with other celebrations, Labor Day is the quiet day. There maybe a few students using this as an opportunity for a last fling before knuckling down to the Fall term, but for most people, Labor day is just a welcome day off work.

America has celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday in September since the 1882. The original idea was to have a street parade to show off 'The strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations'. When Labor Day was first proposed, people worked 12-hour days.

Later, Labor Day featured speeches by prominent men, it's true to say that these had a mixed reception, compared with the enthusiasm for a day off work. In the 21st century politicians never miss the chance to plug their policies, especially in Presidential election years.

While the first Labor Day was originally held on a Tuesday, it was soon realized that the first Monday was a better day for this day of relaxation…because we get a long weekend.

Labor Day celebrates the contribution of workers to our economy. We celebrate it by not working.

Happy Labor Day! Oh live on a farm. Never mind!

My wife came home from work yesterday and was raging about her boss. She said to me, "I'm never going to work for that man again!".

I asked her, "Why, what did he say to you?"

She said, "You're fired."

Labor Day quotes:
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to would probably be Labor Day Weekend.—Doug Larson
Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.—Bill Dodds
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.—Harry S. Truman
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?—Edgar Bergen
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.—Robert Orben
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it.—Theodore Roosevelt
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.—Bertrand Russell
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.—Gustave Flaubert
Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?—J. Paul Getty

If a train station is where the train stops, and a bus station is where the bus stops, what is a work station?

My boss made me go into the office on Labor Day. Halfway through the day, he came in to check up on me and caught me having a beer.

He said to me, "You can't drink while you're working."

I said, "Oh, don't worry - I'm not working."

This Labor Day, take comfort in the knowledge that the pressure to have fun this summer is finally off.

One seventh of your life is spent on Monday. However, the only person to get his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.

Hope you are fortunate to have today off. Have a great week,



Natural gas, America's wonder fuel

The U.S. is now the OPEC of natural gas production as exports surge

By Stephen Moore

One of the many idiocies of the "Green New Deal" and other such anti-fossil fuels crusades is that all of this arrives on the political scene at a time when the price of producing energy from fossil fuels is lower than at any time before in human history.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that natural gas prices "in Europe and Asia have plummeted this year to historic lows." Meanwhile, in the United States the natural gas price is flirting with a price of $2 per millions BTUs. The chart below shows that this means natural gas prices have fallen by 80 percent since 2005 and the advent of the shale gas revolution.

What is wonderful about this story is that U.S. production from places like Ohio and Pennsylvania and the Marcellus Shale is what is driving down worldwide prices. America is now the OPEC of natural gas production as our exports surge.

The production bonanza due to technologies like fracking and horizontal drilling continues to make America rich while it has shifted the geo-politics of the global energy story away from the Middle East and Russia. And America's energy supplies are effectively a bottomless pool — with hundreds of years of reserves with existing drilling capabilities. No, we are not running out of fossil fuels.

The U.S. and worldwide shift to natural gas is reducing carbon emissions that are said to contribute to global warming. America's emissions have fallen more than any industrial nation's in the last two years. The per household annual savings are in the hundreds of dollars per year. Cheap gas is like a tax cut. What should policymakers conclude about this multi-trillion gift of energy wealth that God has endowed America with?

First, the keep in the ground mentality of the left, and just last week supported by the editorial page of media outlets like USA Today, is looney tunes. These assets could continue to increase America's GDP by hundreds of billions of dollars a year for at least the next half-century. The war on fossil fuels mentality would deprive American firms, workers and the government of trillions of dollars of income and wages.

Some of this increase in wealth could and likely would be devoted to combating climate change without submerging our economy. History demonstrates over and over that making a country richer increases its level of environmental protection.

The other policy lesson of the new era of cheap, abundant, clean and made-in-America natural gas is that we do not need another penny of taxpayer subsidies for any alternative energy sources. Natural gas is the energy source that delivers without a penny of taxpayer cost. It will force other energy sources from nuclear to coal to wind and solar to compete or whither and die.

Why does Washington continue to spend tens of billions of tax dollars looking for inferior alternatives?

We've been promised for 30 years that wind and solar energy will be the power sources of the future and yet when the massive tax subsidies are threatened to be taken away, the industry flaks pout that this will be the death of the industry. These are the infant energy sources that never leave the federal nest.

Zero subsidies for energy should be the rallying cry of sound 21st century American energy policy. If the Europeans and Chinese want to spend money on expensive and inefficient energy sources, they should be our guests. If America is using energy from natural gas that is one-half to one-third as expensive as green energy, this is one of the best ways to make American manufacturing, technology, steel and agriculture the cheapest and most productive in the world. This is also a smart way to keep making America great again.

Stephen Moore, a columnist for The Washington Times, is a senior fel-low at the Heritage Foundation and an economic consultant with FreedomWorks.

Copyright (c) 2019 Washington Times , Edition 9/2/2019

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Thanks to BudD and Dutch R

Subject: Fw: Born 1925 - 1955

The best years to be born in the history of Earth & we got to experience it all. Thank God for all the times, the adventures, wars won, technology developed. Generations after future generations will never experience what we did. What a generation we turned out to be.


· Those of Us Born
1925 - 1955:

· ~~~~~~~~~
1930's, 40's, and 50's !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank - While they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs
Covered with bright colored
Lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,
And, when we rode our bikes,
We had baseball caps,
Not helmets, on our heads.

As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
And we weren't overweight.
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day .. .
And, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building
Our go-carts out of scraps and
then ride them down the hill,

· Only to find out that we forgot about brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned To Solve the problem.

We did not
Have Play Stations, Nintendo
and X-boxes. There were
No video games,
No 150 channels on cable,
No video movies
Or DVDs,
No surround-sound or CDs,
No cell phones,
No personal computers,
No Internet and
No chat rooms.
And we went
Outside and found them!

We fell out of
trees, got cut,
Broke bones and
Lost teeth,
And there were
No lawsuits
From those accidents.

We would get
Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand,
And no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms,
And mud pies
Made from dirt,
The worms did
Not live in us forever.

We were given
BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses,
made up games with sticks and
tennis balls, and

· -although we were
Told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes
Or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell,
or just Walked in and talked to them.

· Little League had
And not everyone
Made the team.
Those who didn't
Had to learn
To deal with

Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent
Bailing us out
If we broke the law
was unheard of ...
They actually sided with the law!

These generations have
Produced some of the best risk-takers,
Problem solvers, and
Inventors ever.

The past 60 to 85 years
Have seen an explosion
of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom,
Failure, success and responsibility,
and we learned

· How to deal with it all.

If YOU are One of those born
Between 1925-1955, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want
to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers
and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it,
forward it to your kids,
so they will know
how brave and lucky
their parents were.

Kind of makes
you want to run through the house
with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the month
by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornadoes,
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the
country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist
attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

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