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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

Stanley S. Smith

Bucksport, Maine – Stanley S. Smith of Jacob Buck Pond Road passed away on February 25, 2017 at Maine Veterans Home. He was born on December 18, 1932 in New York City to Stanley V. and Angela (Swinburne) Smith. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and was a coxswain of the varsity crew in 1955. He was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity.

Stanley served in the U.S.A.F. flying in the SAC, ADC and TAC, ending his military career flying the F-100. He flew as a commercial pilot for Pan American World Airways until a vision problem ended his career.

After moving to Maine in 1985, Stan was a high school substitute teacher and later as a Real Estate Broker. He was a member of the Maine Air Museum and a long time member of the New York Athletic Club. Stanley was married in Merrill, Wisconsin on December 15, 1956 to Marcia Rodehaver whom survives him. He is also survived by three nieces Celine and Kurt Wanner and Katheryn of New Jersey, Cyndi Ahrianya of Arizona and Christine and Steven Greenberg of Florida.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 10:30-11:30 on Thursday March 2, 2017 at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home 28 Elm St. Bucksport, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon on Thursday March 2, 2017 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Franklin Street Bucksport. A reception will follow the Mass at MacLeods Restaurant Main Street Bucksport. Donations in Stanley memory may be made to Charley’s Strays, Inc. P.O. Box 64 Limestone, ME 04750. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)

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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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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.