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January 28, 1986 – NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes After Launch

My prayer is that I honor these brave men and women who I have held dear to me these last 30 years. “Space, the final frontier… to boldly go where no man has gone before” – Star Trek This is the first history blog post that I was a witness to. I was in high school… Continue reading January 28, 1986 – NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes After Launch

20th Century · Airplanes · Bavaria · England · Germany · Military · Second World War

January 2, 1945 – “Near-Perfect” Bombing of Nurnburg

As I am writing this it is dark outside and there is a waning moon in the sky. Zero cloud cover  would make ideal conditions for 514 bombers to start raining death and destruction on my head. Thankfully, I do not live in Germany during the Second World War where Strategic — Terror if you… Continue reading January 2, 1945 – “Near-Perfect” Bombing of Nurnburg

20th Century · Airplanes · Army · England · Military · Music · Second World War · United States

December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

I have always been a Big Band fan. For me, there is only one name that comes to mind when I think Big Band. Glenn Miller! I almost titled this post as “The Day the Music Died” but I did not want to confuse people. Glenn Miller has always been one of my heroes, and… Continue reading December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

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December 5, 1945 – Flight 19 Vanishes While on Routine Training Mission

I LOVE the Bermuda Triangle and the mysteries that surround the the 500,000 square miles of ocean connecting Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. One of the most amazing things about the triangle is that when things disappear in the triangle they leave almost no trace. On October 1 2015 the container ship El Faro was… Continue reading December 5, 1945 – Flight 19 Vanishes While on Routine Training Mission

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November 28, 1979 – Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Antarctica With No Survivors

Antarctica is a massive frozen southern continent covered in ice. It is the home to the South Pole and penguins. It is the fifth largest continent at 5,400,000 square miles (14,000,000 square kilometers). It is nearly twice the size of Australia and 1/3 the size of Asia. 98% of Antarctica is covered in ice and… Continue reading November 28, 1979 – Sightseeing Plane Crashes in Antarctica With No Survivors

Airplanes · Criminals · Pop Culture · Thief · Washington State

November 24, 1971 – D.B. Cooper Conspiracies

On a cold night before Thanksgiving in 1971, Dan –D.B.– Cooper literally leapt into history books and legends. In the previous post, I gave the facts of what happened. In this one, I am going to discuss the what-ifs of the story. Did He Survive the Jump? The first conclusion that the FBI came to was… Continue reading November 24, 1971 – D.B. Cooper Conspiracies

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November 24, 1971 -The Skyjacking of Flight 305

This post is a little different – I decided to break it into two parts. The facts, and the conspiracies. – Enjoy One of the first tricks to spycraft is to blend in with your surroundings. Do nothing, wear nothing, and act in no way that will get you noticed. That is what happened on… Continue reading November 24, 1971 -The Skyjacking of Flight 305