After a stroke..Handicappers Travelogue..

  • Well guys I’m adding something new to our adventures. Handicappers Travelogue..[Handi-Travel]. I know this seems like an oxymoron statement [.

    ox·y·mo·ron

      [ok-si-mawr-on, -mohr-]  Show IPA

    noun, plural ox·y·mo·ra  [ok-si-mawr-uh, -mohr-uh]  Show IPA , ox·y·mor·ons. Rhetoric .

    a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in“cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”

      However through the magic of computers we can go places and experience things we thought were impossible. Also Time Travel [sorta]. This should be fun.

  • Our trip this month will be to the Great Lakes area during the late 30’s through to the end of Wourld War II
  • The Great Lakes provided vital support for the war effort in WWII, from
    building 28 fleet subs in Manitowoc 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. But how did we train so many pilots?

    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 link USS Sable and USS Wolverine This is a great video on what went on.
    http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=48962

     

Comments

  1. fun! Great idea dad. Love you

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