World War I

Claude Grahame-White! A man, a plane, and flight!

(1) What is it about early aviation that seems so romantic?  Is it boarding a seaplane like in the picture above, our destination unknown, watching the sun fall into a haze of red and gold as we fly into the air?  Did people approach life differently back then?  Was flight itself different? While it’s impossible … Continue reading »

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Hoggin’ It! Schwab, The Great War, and the Hog Island Fleet!

(1) “….Over There, Over There Send the word, send the word, Over There That the Yanks are coming, The Yanks are coming….” (Source Link-Wikipedia) The United States entry into the “War To End All Wars” was eye-opening for everyone involved…especially American industry, just finding out for the first time the appetite for destruction modern war … Continue reading »

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