USS Lexington discovered

•March 9, 2018 • 2 Comments

Paul Allen does it again… The expedition crew of Allen’s personal research ship (R/V) Petrel discovered the USS Lexington sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Continue reading ‘USS Lexington discovered’

“The Chosin Few”, 1st Marine Division, Battle of Chosin Reservoir 1950

•March 6, 2018 • 7 Comments

While I was reorganizing part of my (mini) gear room I came across some USMC cold weather gear and was reminded that I had planed a series of “Chosin” posts for years… since it’s crazy cold outside I thought it’s the perfect moment for the “frozen Chosin” Continue reading ‘“The Chosin Few”, 1st Marine Division, Battle of Chosin Reservoir 1950’

P41 Utility Jackets III: W.G.Kalrath

•November 1, 2017 • 2 Comments

Here comes another P41… Continue reading ‘P41 Utility Jackets III: W.G.Kalrath’

Hello again

•October 24, 2017 • 3 Comments

Sorry for the lack of new posts, 2017 has been quite a shit year for me. Seriously hurt my knee + some bad family matters… :-/ I have been slowly piecing myself back together so hopefully I will be able to post on a more regular basis again

Museo Storico Militare “Vidotto”

•July 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Made a little side trip to the “Museo Storico Militare Vidotto” while in Italy with my buddies. Did not expect too much and from the outside it looks like a regular family home (except with a Huey and some artillery pieces in front hahah πŸ™‚ ). It turned out that it houses an insane collection of Italian militaria! Mainly WW1 and WW2 but some more modern stuff as well, there is also a small German WW2 section and some US stuff but the main focus is obviously the Italian Army. It is a private collection/museum and the owner is usually around, he and his staff were super friendly and we had a great time there. On to some pics:

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Gear up for the beach

•June 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Off to Italy with my dudes πŸ˜€

How to Fly the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

•June 14, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Flying the “Son of a Bitch 2nd Class”, defintely not Plug and Play! πŸ™‚