Not sure about MIT, but he ferdamnshur went to U-M!
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I saw a reference to Kelly Johnson as having gone to MIT, and I think it was an error. He was an M Man.
I called Harmon's crashed B-25 "Ol' 98." And I'm not certain that was the correct name.
Here is Lt. Harmon in front of his B-25, nicknamed "Little Butch." Whether it was this B-25 that went down in the tropical storm, I am not certain:
And here is Harmon in front of "Little Butch II," the P-38 Lightning he flew in China and in which he was shot down later in the war. (The P-38 is the plane used by the Pacific forces to shoot down the plane of Admiral Yamamoto in one of the great intelligence coups of the war, in which a young Naval intelligence officer from Chicago named John Paul Stevens was involved.)
God I wish I could be there.
Propaganda is everywhere. Anti-war people distort facts and use questionable logic every bit as much as the government and those who espouse an aggressive foreign policy do.
In studying media as I did when I was in journalism school, I learned that there are very few people out there who will tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Almost everyone has an an agenda they want to advance.It amuses me to no end when I see partisans on both sides of a given issues blast each other for doing what they themselves do.
As for the military display, I think you and other anti-war folks would do well to remember that there would be no Constitution, no Bill of RIghts, no manumission of the slaves,..WITHOUT the military.In short, there would be no United States without men willing to committ acts of violence on a large scale. It is as if you have forgotton our nation's history.
Is our military often misused? Absolutely. Our government has frequently wasted the lives of our soldiers and Marines for causes of a dubious nature.That is why we need people to scrutinize our government.
Military displays are a spectacule of not just of the awesome power of our military, but of the magnificant ability of the human mind to create machines capable of soaring high above us at supersonic speed. These jet planes are examples of the miracles of science. Yeah, there are more important and beneficial examples, but they do not carry the visceral allure of a jet plane. Anything that can be done to promote math and science in this country should be done.
Way to 509 poor aviationfans.com, Brian!
I'm not wading through the thread to make sure nobody's already posted this, apologies if so:
Can we get a post game flyover after a woodshed win against uconn?
As an alum of the Michigan Navy ROTC, I can honestly say it's good to see some good publicity on here and that CAPT V is getting the word out! Keep it up!
Thanks a million for posting that. You are correct, sir. That is by far the best flyover I've seen. That's about $1.5 billion in the sky right there! Awesome.