Our Squadron is for all Marines who are or were part of Marine Air Command and Control. The name honors a small team of Marines who created an all weather bombing system in 1949 at Point Magu, California that evolved to become the Air Support Radar Team (ASRT). The equipment was sent to the Korean War as part of the 1st MAW, 1st MTACS. The radio call sign was Devastate Charlie. We are part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Click on the MCAA logo below for more information or to join. If you want to post stories or photos send them to craighullinger@gmail.com Semper Fi

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Vietnam Air War Videos

  1. Vietnam: The Air War (1987) [Full Documentary] - YouTube

    Apr 26, 2013 - Uploaded by HumanHistoryArchive
    "You are there via actual footage of dogfights, bombing raids, strafing runs, and planning sessions."
  2. Battlefield Vietnam - Part 09: Air War Vietnam - YouTube

    Aug 29, 2011 - Uploaded by Tội ác Mỹ ngụy
    Battlefield Vietnam - Part 09: Air War Vietnam. Tội ác Mỹ ...Battlefield Vietnam - Part 07: War on the DMZby ...
  3. 1972 Vietnam Air War May 10 Dogfight - YouTube

    Mar 23, 2013 - Uploaded by wicked400
    1972 Vietnam Air War May 10 Dogfight ... The Worlds Greatest Air Battles - Bonus Episode - Season 1 ...
  4. Vietnam air war - YouTube

    Feb 3, 2013 - Uploaded by Vinamilk92
    11:04. Watch Later Falcon 4.0 BMS - Guns Only Dogfight (F16 vs. 2 SU-33's)by Bluedrake42 Featured 18,058 ...
  5. 1972 Vietnam Air War over Hanoi - YouTube

    Mar 23, 2013 - Uploaded by wicked400
    1967 Vietnam - Air Ambush: Operation Boloby wicked4004,912 ...1972 Vietnam Air War May 10 Dogfightby ...
  6. 1969 Vietnam - Air war - YouTube

    Mar 22, 2013 - Uploaded by wicked400
    The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Vietnam War slideshowby ...1972 Vietnam Air War May 10 Dogfightby ...
  7. 1965 Airwar over Vietnam - YouTube

    Mar 11, 2013 - Uploaded by wicked400
    Dogfights: Gun Kills of Vietnam from History Channel ... 1972Vietnam Air War May 10 Dogfightby ...
  8. Save 33% on Air Conflicts: Vietnam on Steam

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    Sep 16, 2013 - $20.09
    The Vietnam War, one of the most explosive and violent wars of all time. You are Joe Thompson, an intrepid ...
  9. US Air War in Vietnam - American versus Vietnamese Perpective - YouTube

    May 7, 2012 - Uploaded by saddoboxing1
    The myths and reality about air war during Vietnam War. What failed in Vietnam was not the technology, but ...
  10. Air War Vietnam - 1964-1972 - Ep 1: Target Hanoi - YouTube

    Nov 11, 2013 - Uploaded by AllegroMediaMovies
    The air war fought in the skies over Vietnam pitted the world's most technically advanced air forces against ...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

WW II and the Great Lakes

World War II and the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes provided vital support for the war effort in WWII, from building 28 fleet subs in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to providing the bulk of US industrial output, we could not have won the war if not for the benefits of the Great Lakes and their related industry. However there was another benefit of the lakes that is often overlooked. Japan quickly lost the war because, among many other things, its navy could not replace its carrier pilot losses. We could.

How did we train so many pilots in both comfort (calm seas) and safety (no enemy subs)

We took two old side-wheel Great Lakes passenger steamers and turned them into training carriers on Lake Michigan! Virtually every carrier pilot trained in the war got his landing training on these amazing ships! Sadly nothing but these great photos and the wrecks of the aircraft that ditched alongside them remain to tell their fascinating story! Check this out! USS Sable and USS Wolverine.

During World War II merchant ships were converted to aircraft carriers to train Navy pilots. The USS Sable (IX-81) was a training ship of the United States Navy during World War II. Originally built as the 'Greater Buffalo', a sidewheel excursion steamer, she was converted in 1942 to a freshwater aircraft carrier to be used on the Great Lakes. She was used for advanced training for naval aviators in carrier takeoffs and landings. One aviator that trained upon the Sable was future president George H. W. Bush. Following World War II, Sable was decommissioned on 7 November 1945. She was sold for scrapping on 7 July 1948.


The steamship 'Greater Buffalo' before it was converted to the USS Sable (IX-81).


Overhead view of the training aircraft carrier Sable (IX 81) underway on Lake Michigan with an FM Wildcat making a deck launch from the flattop 1945


The USS Sable (IX-81) lies at anchor in Lake Michigan 1943


training aircraft carrier Sable (IX 81) moored alongside a pier on the shore of Lake Michigan during a break in training operations.

Click below for many more great photos and the rest of the story.

Pilot crashes while attempting a landing on the USS Wolverine. The plane is an SNJ, the Navy version of the USAAF's T-6 trainer.