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Check out the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, in Foynes, Ireland.  A great museum featuring their fantastic new exhibit – a full scale replica of the Boeing B314 “Yankee Clipper”.  This replica was created for the museum from detailed plans by a team specialising in movie sets, and the reviews they have received of the aircraft are fantastic.

Check out the Naval Air Museum, Pensacola, FLA

Morgan Dale “Bud” King

Morgan Dale King.fwMorgan Dale “Bud” King, age 94, passed away peacefully in Reno, Nevada on January 11, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Ann King.

Born on February 4, 1920 in Dickens, Iowa to the late Frank and Grace King, Bud was the eldest of three children. He was preceded in death by a sister Yvonne Kampfe, of Phoenix Arizona. Sally Johnson, his surviving sister, resides in Phoenix.

After two years at Iowa State Teachers College, Bud joined the Army Air Corps and was commissioned from flight school in August, 1942. During WWII, he flew troop supply along the South Pacific Corridor and was one of the first ‘yanks’ to enter Tokyo with MacArthur after the bombing of Hiroshima. After the war, he was active in the Air Force Reserves, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. Following his military service, Bud joined Pan American World Airways and enjoyed a 33 year long career retiring as a Check Captain in 1980.

Bud leaves behind four children: Sandra Dale Hollingsworth (Byron) of Haymarket, Virginia; Barbara Joanne “Jody” Gentile (John) of Culpeper, Virginia; Morgan Dale “Skip” King, Jr. (Miriam) of Reno, Nevada and Kirby Mitchell King (Lynn) of Culpeper, Virginia. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Bud was a kind, gentle man who was a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather and a loyal friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Maiden of the
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Information from this website about the Hindenburg.

Interesting photographs and biography of a woman who had a lot of firsts in aviation. Something I do not recall seeing before.. Great old pictures… Stu

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Sounders Roe SARO SR.45 “Princess”
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The VA has published their Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Booklet for 2008. An easy-to-read reference guide, it provides the most current information about your earned benefits. You can download the 153 page booklet at the following website –click here.