Nice, Gary. Nothing personal, Craig. I ignore the ones ...
August 7 2012, 10:47 AM
... who I think wouldn't know any better
Seriously, proper use of the language is in rapid decline.
How often do you see edited(?) items, print and online, containing errors by supposed professionals like vain/vein, reign/rein?
Or my very favorite: "should of" Grrrrrr
I totally agree, Harold...in High School, English was my worst subject -
August 7 2012, 12:33 PM
Now I find myself "correcting" people (and I shouldn't do that). But sometimes my two index fingers work faster than my two brain cells. And thanks for putting me in the category of folks who should have known better.
It's only a hobby..it's only a hobby..it's -
This message has been edited by craigindaytona from IP address 18.104.22.168 on Aug 7, 2012 12:34 PM
named after her regular pilot, Bock. For the Nagasaki mission, Sweeney flew, and Bock flew in "The Great Artiste", Sweeney's normal assigned plane. "Artiste" flew on both A-bomb missions as escort, and carried much in the way of electronic equip to measure the effectiveness of the 2 bombs.radioactivity, etc. "The Great Artiste" is still extant, and on display on one of our Air bases, but I forget which. Hal
"In November 1945 it returned with the 509th to Roswell Army Air Field, New Mexico. On September 3, 1948, on a polar navigation training mission, it developed an engine problem after takeoff from Goose Bay Air Base, Labrador, and ran off the end of the runway when attempting to land. Heavily damaged, it never flew again and was eventually scrapped at Goose Bay in September 1949, despite its historical significance.
A replica of The Great Artiste is on static display at the "Spirit Gate" of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, now home base of the 509th Operations Group. The aircraft, originally B-29 44-61671, which served as an SB-29 "Super Dumbo" rescue aircraft during the Korean War, was refurbished to depict The Great Artiste and moved to Whiteman after the closure of Pease Air Force Base in 1991."
"If flying were the language of man, then soaring would be its poetry". anon.
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