1950 PBM Mariner Aircraft Art

by Ned Norris My brother Jack Norris known as “Jock” in VP46 had joined the Navy 2 years prior to me.  When the Korean War broke out in 1950 I was completing my sophomore year in college.  I joined with hope of serving with my brother.  After completing my schools I was assigned to the […]

The $5,000.00 Photograph

Irvin S. Copper The young guy in the helmet, goggles, and white scarf, was me as a Cadet in January, 1944. It was a photograph taken by the Navy just before we received our wings as U.S. Naval Aviators. The photograph was made for the Navy files, in the event I became a war hero […]

April 4-6, 2011 the Centennial of Naval Aviation

In recognition of the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA), the 2011 Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Heritage Celebration will be held on-board NAS Jacksonville from 4-6 April, 2011 in conjunction with the annual MPRF Reunion. Heritage events run from Monday-Wednesday and include a Flight Suit Dinner with guest speaker Vice Admiral Myers, Commander Naval Air Forces. […]

New President of the MMA

Biography of Douglas C. Miles – Douglas C. Miles was born in Florence South Carolina in Oct. of 1946 and was one of five sons of Raleigh J. Miles. He grew up on a dairy farm second of five boys in Florence County. He graduated from J. C. Lynch high school in 1964. One week […]

Hangar Bay One Opens to Public 11-10-2010

information provided by National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL. The P5M Marlin has been undergoing restoration at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla.  This aircraft will soon be displayed inside the Museum’s new exhibit hangar, Hangar Bay One. This new addition, the first in 14 years, will house approximately 35 aircraft and add […]