This is a blog dedicated to USN & USMC pilots, there flight gear and jackets. I am mainly focusing on the years 1930’s through to 1950’s, I aim to share many images found on the web, that otherwise would just be sitting on my hard drive!

24 responses

  1. Hello

    Many thanks for the work and sharing such beautiful pictures. I like US aviation and flight gears from this period.


    January 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm

  2. Jerry K.

    What a great photos from WW2 !!!! Thanks a lot for it ! I hope we will see more and more !!!!
    The best regards,

    January 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  3. Forcerecon

    Thanks for sharing those great pics,amazing details!
    Very instructive.
    Great work!
    Best regards.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

  4. Greg

    Thanks for sharing with us these very nice pictures and your interest in USNavy and USMC aviations. I hope you are goint to add more and more.
    All the best

    January 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

  5. Keep them coming!!!

    February 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm

  6. Greg

    Could you please contact me by Email. I have some interesting things for you blog
    I look forward to hearing from you
    All the best

    February 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

  7. George W. Roth

    Please let me know if I can give you a call. I have some items I would like to discuss.

    Thank you,


    April 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

  8. Paul Faulkner

    Thanks for a great job. Always enjoy getting the email updates. Just a note, Bill Martin was CO of VT-10 at the time that photo was taken. He went on to command Night Air Group 90 aboard USS Enterprise. Regards, Paul

    April 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

  9. I just wanted to say Bravo Zulu & many thanks for this site. Its been a gold mine of inspiration. I look forward to your continuing updates. ALl the best – Fuji Out

    July 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

  10. Jesse

    Thank you for this well thought out site. The sites simplicity, appropriately honors the memory of those who have served so bravely.

    Thank you

    August 17, 2011 at 3:01 am

  11. paul Taylor

    Hi, Great idea. I have many photo’s i’d like to share. Or would like to get in touch with others.

    September 17, 2011 at 12:59 am

  12. THese are so wonderful. I found my Grandfather! Ltn Col Thomas Clyde Colt Jr. PLease if you find any more photos of him please send them to me. THANK YOU for remembering our heros. Very nice site….

    February 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  13. Loretta Woodring Sjule

    My dad was a flying peon stationed at El Toro Marine Base in Orange County CA. He passed away in 2004. He was a Master Sgt & pilot for 20 years during late WWII & Korea. He retired to work for Rockwell International and used his mad math skills to help put the men on the moon. His name was Harold C. Woodring, knows as Woody to friends. Let me know how to attach a picture and I can send you a cool pic of him getting into his F8U-1 Crusader Jet with a press release attached, as it states he was the first enlisted pilot of any military service in the world to fly an aircraft at 1,000 miles per hour.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

  14. Hello. I love the photographs. I am interested in using one/few of your photos. Please contact me when you can.
    Thanks, Emily

    March 20, 2012 at 6:12 am

  15. Brian

    Really enjoyed your site! My Dad, who is still with us, was an aviator of VF 7 aboard CV-19 USS Hancock 1944-45. I shared this site with him.

    April 21, 2012 at 12:17 am

  16. Outstanding photos !!! I appreciate your work here.

    September 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

  17. Gregg Carlson

    Great photos!! My stepdad is GruebeI from your torpedo VT-10 gallery – alive and well, living in Texas. A few of those images of him I did not have, especially in such high resolution – thanks! Fascinated how you got them, and if you have more?

    January 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  18. Zach Wirtz

    Hello, your site is great! i was wondering about the origins of some of your photographs and if they are in the public domain. I’m creating a documentary on a navy pilot from WWII for a school project and i would love to be able to use some of your photographs. Please contact me if you get a chance!

    February 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

  19. Thought you may appreciate this – http://imgur.com/PCIin9E – it is a colorized version I did of the image ‘Lt (JG) Tom ‘TK’ Killefer of VF-17 after Force Landing, Nissan Island, March 1944’ from your site. Well actually its from another site and is 3x the resolution of the B/W image you have here. Tried to get the colorization as accurate as possible. Nice site – very enjoyable.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:51 am

  20. Carl Miller

    Trying to contact Bob Blackington during visit to Fl. Please email contact info to me gmail address

    Thank you.

    Son of R D Miller.

    September 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

  21. This site is great. I have a color photo of CMDR. Maxwell that was hand painted by George wood. I also have a 4×5 negative of the photo of Cmdr. Maxwell. I would like to donate it to his family, if they are interested. Could you make the contact? Also I have started to gather information on VBF_87. It is on my web site woodlot2.com Would it be possible for me to make a link to your site? Thank you Alan Wood

    September 12, 2013 at 7:07 am

  22. Michael McDonald

    That’s a great one and helps me better understand my dad’s cousin’s life as a pilot in WW2. He trained at Los Alamitos as well. He was shot down by AA over Chichi Jima in 1944. John A Cavanaugh, Jr. Any more stuff on the pilots training there 1942-1944?

    October 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  23. Nice work. I have a few photo’s I could share with you from VMA-121 circa 1952 when my Father (Guy Campo) flew with them as a 2Lt. Let me know if you are interested.

    March 13, 2014 at 1:16 pm

  24. Eduardo Chavez

    Good Afternoon,
    I am performing community relations work as a contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on an outreach project known as El Centro Bombing Target No. 69. USACE will be developing safety guides and other community relations material related to this site. We would like to include
    historic photos of the site to increase interest in the materials and to help tell the story of the site. I would like to use the picture entitled Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. Colt, Jr. from your website. All listings would include a photo credit for the Navy Pilot Overseas webpage. Please let me know the origin, and if I would be able to use the photos and the process for gaining permission. Thank you.

    August 15, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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