Testing the New DxO ONE 20.2 MP Digital Camera For iPhone and iPad at The California Science Center-San Francisco
I ran across the DxO ONE 20.2 MP Digital Camera…
Hi everyone! I’m so sorry I’ve been away for a few weeks but I’m back and I have some exciting posts coming up! So stay tuned! Here is a short post about a fun little Airbase museum called Hamilton Field. This one started way back in the 20’s! Come with me for a little historical treat nestled in Novato, California.
The docent let me know that every single aircraft model on display was made to scale and housed at Hamilton at one time or another–so neat!
This was so interesting to me–seeing the face of the man that once was in this suit and no he didn’t shrink–they had to add gloves and tall boots to the mannequin to make it look like it fit because the mannequin was taller-ha!
Col. W.A. Tapscott enlisted after hearing about the Pearl Harbor attacks while driving with his family in his Chevy. He started pilot training at Hamilton and had an amazing career of flying all sorts of aircraft including the P-39, P-40, P-51 and Fighter jets like the F-101 and F-4 Phantom! Here’s an interesting fact–his various squadrons continue today as an active segment of the Air Force!Here we have the link trainer. 1st Sergeant Iva Young trained men and women on it from 1954-1968.
I love this photo from 1972 below– so cute!
Here is Army nurse Themla Stai’s wool coat liner–she gained so many patches through out her travels that she started sewing them into her coat liner. It was very sweet of her daughter to donate this item to the museum.
Here is a wall of Hamilton’s commanders.
Lastly, do not miss the U-2 display–Crull’s story will give you goosebumps. He was captured while flying over Japan in the Spy plane. This is a letter he wrote on the evening of his first mission it will evoke emotion–be aware! I wrote out a transcript of it so that it’s easier to read:
October 24, 1944
I’m tired tonight. Not tired as I’ve been before, it’s deeper, not merely, a weary body, but rather a sickness of soul.
I have seen death today, not pretty, but yet quick and clean, death as God meant a man to die.
I have seen death snarl at me, today, funny, it scars me not, for danger is exhilarating, and “the closer the reaper” the more exhalted the sensation.
But now the day is done, the thrill the wild turbulant emotions have passed, instead of peace——- I have only weariness! Will I ever know peace again?
See! Incredible! Let us never forget the past. We must pass it along to future generations so mistakes of the past are not allowed to be made again.
Thanks for stopping by. Forgive me for the short post–I have a had a few technichal issue’s but I think they are all resolved. Stop back by soon for my post about the USS Hornet which has a mini NASA museum onboard! It was amazing! The post will also be Featuring WWII flying Ace Dean Laird, who flew over 99 different types of aircraft!
Click here for my post about Moffet Field.
Hamilton Airfield is located at:
Hours: Wed-Thur 12-4pm and Sat 12-4pm
Phone Number: (415) 382-8614