Flier Gets 'Heart' for Chute Jump

by Danielle Connelly on 28. Sep, 2017

Reprint from June 30, 1945 newspaper included in original Caterpillar Club application.

An 8th Air Force Fighter Station in England, June 30 (Special)—

1st Lt. Philip H. Dunn, son of Mrs. Cora I. Dunn, has been decorated with the Purple Heart for injuries received in parachuting from his P-51 Mustang fighter on March 3, 1945. The award was made after he was liberated from a German prison camp at Barth, on the Baltic coast, and returned to his station in Essex county, England.

Guarding our waters and much more

by Switlik on 26. Sep, 2017 in Marine

It isn’t until you need the Coast Guard, that you actually think about what the organization does. 

Search and rescue is by far the most widely known work of the Coast Guard, with the organization spending nearly $1 million of its budget in 2016 for SAR efforts. But crews do so much more than patrol the waters looking out for the safety of pleasure boaters, fishermen and all activities on the water.

The World’s Most Interesting Airports

by Switlik on 22. Sep, 2017 in Aviation

It’s not easy building an airport. Engineers often must face obstacles such as limited space, difficult terrain, and even unusual functional requirements. The result is some pretty creative, unique and, at times, scary airports.

Spread your wings at aviation shows

by Switlik on 20. Sep, 2017 in Aviation

There’s been a resurgence in air shows and conferences across the country feeding people’s interest and passion in aviation, whether it is for classic airbirds or the latest high tech Gulfstream jet featuring the coolest amenities.

How to make a proper Mayday call

by Switlik on 14. Sep, 2017 in Marine

Emergencies happen at sea and the U.S. Coast Guard encourages all mariners to be familiar with making Mayday calls.


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