The A2A Simulations Community

"Come share your passion for flight"
It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:49 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:51 am 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:01 pm
Posts: 12
KMIV is the location in Millville New Jersey. This is important for many reasons,one being and the most important to me is this was the home of the P-47 Thunderbolt. The vast majprity of airxcraft headed for europe arrived here assigned pilots, bombing strafing daily across the street on what is now the Bevans Wildlife management area. Now this area is open to anyone and it is 33000 acres of memorabilia, arrowheads 500 lb bombs and the rounds and casings from the guns of the P-47s. 60 some odd pilots died here doing training and flying mishaps and the base still hold the record for the most accidents in one day and or month. Missiles that were 1940s era werent guided so you can find the rockets there, a few torpedos plenty of the brass and uxbs that are now pretty much inert from the exposure. In mapping you can find the locations of the crash sites and in many instances the dumping area and buried military debris are thwere also. % miles down the road are three locations of german pow japanese pow and misc prisoner of war camps. Most of the people in that area dont even realize the bunkers are throughout the management area thats used mainly for wildlife big and small game hunting.50 years ive covered those acres and what ive found has brought back the true power of the thunderbolt,sitting in the cockpit of the 47s out on the grass, And to the man who really made it seem so easy, Francis "Gabby" Gabreski, one of thousands who trained their but the one ill never forget, as a friend , as a teacher. Thank you for serving your country and your courage ....the wild blue yonder.....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group