Intrepid Air & Space

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Intrepid Air & Space is located in NY City west side. The Intrepid Aircraft Carrier was  closed for a multi-year renovation in 2006. This set of pictures were taken the weekend of the closing in 2006 and as second set of pictures were taken after the reopening in 2009

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

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Teterboro Wings and Wheels Expo

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Teterboro Wings and Wheels Expo is a annual event sponsored by the Teterboro Aviation Hall of Fame Museum. It has both flying aircraft on display and classic cars, 2009 featured an A-10 formation fly-by by the local air national guard. The musuem itself if quite small but worth a visit if you are close by or coming for the expo.

http://www.njahof.org/

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US Army Ordnance Museum

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These photos were taken in 2009 when this museum was located In Maryland inside the Aberdeen Proving Grounds US army base, a great collection of armor.  Since 2010, this museum has been moved to Fort Lee, Virginia

http://www.ordmusfound.org/

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New England Air Museum

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New England Air Museum is located in Bradley International Airport Windsor Locks, Connecticut.  Has a great collection of military and civilian aircraft, a dedicated section for the Tuskagee Airmen, the 57th bomber group in Asia, and the Flying Tigers. These pictures are from 2009.

 http://www.neam.org/

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Red Wings over the Yalu - Xiaoming Zhang

Red Wings over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea by Xiaoming Zhang. This is a great addition to the history of the airwar in the Korean war. Based on research on previously unavailble sources in China and Russia, Zhang have created a very interesting history from the Chinese side.

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NJIPMS 2009

Tex Hill - Training and First Assignment (part 1)

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Accepted as a cadet in Class 121-C at Naval Air Station Pensacola where he underwent a further 13 week of training. In Pensacola, classes started every month and overlapped each other. It was in these other classes that Tex met three other future Flying Tigers, Ed Rector, Bert Christman, and Scarsdale Jack Newkirk.

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