Not exactly. But I have been working on the website.
Here are some of my new pages and new sections:
Added a new section on WW2 German planes and pilots,
– separating out some pilot pages: Barkhorn, Kittel, Rudorffer, and Rall.
– adding pages for the Me 262 jet fighter, Me 163 Komet rocket interceptor, and the Bf 110 twin engine fighter.
Added a page on WWI French fighter planes
Added a section on WW2 Health Issues and Risks for US Servicemen
Created pages for WW2 stuff: WW2 movies, WW2 music, WW2 games,
Created a page on WW2 in color photographs
Created a page on WW2 Museums
Added a section on WW2 Weapons
Greatly expanded the Pictures of World War Two section
Re-organized the U.S. Military Medals section
Added several pages about German Medals of WW2
Historical Aviation Photo Archives, picture galleries of WW2 fighter planes, bombers, airfields, etc.
That’s a lot of WW2 stuff, pal. Make sure you don’t damage the Self Esteem of the Axis Powers. It wouldn’t be respectful of foreign cultures, like Obaman wants.
Stephen,Looks good. You should add Hans-Ulrich Rudel to the German pilots section. His combat record is amazing.
Glad to see you’re you’re behaving yourself while on hiatus. I used my involuntary sabbatical in 2001-2002 to do some WWII aviation stuff too.We won’t see the like of these vets again, that’s for sure, no disrespect to our current military.Your posting caesura got me bored, so like another prominent commenter here I finally started my own blog.I’m starting real slow, but as I get rolling I hope to add some eye-popping immigration stories following various close encounters with USCIS and EOIR.
You know, after the last 4 years, I’m pretty tired of politics. I’m glad to take a break, and the WWII aircraft are just what I needed. Any thoughts of branching out into AFV’s as well? I did a lot of wargaming in my youth, and this stuff still grabs me.
I can’t decide. Is the Spitfire or the ME-262 the best looking plane of the war?
bhcanuckistani,I did a ton of wargaming myself. Did you play ASL?”I can’t decide. Is the Spitfire or the ME-262 the best looking plane of the war?”My vote for best looking WW2 fighter would be the F4U.
As a matter of fact, I played a ton of ASL in university, and I’m just getting back into it now. Unfortunately, my collection was largely dispersed in a move a few years back and it’s taking some effort to put it back together again. Do you still play?I disagree about the F4U choice, but it is a choice I can respect. It’s an interesting looking plane.
I didn’t play for years, and then a few years ago I discovered VASL. If you haven’t seen it, it is pretty amazing. It has the entire game, every board, every counter, all done with a java-based interface. You still need to have the rules, but otherwise it has everything to play. And it’s free.I haven’t played lately, but a couple of years ago I was playing regularly by e-mail using VASL.
I know VASL, and frequently kibbitz there, but I’m not sure I want to play out in public until I have the rules back in my head. Still, if you have a few spare hours over the holiday season, maybe we could get together and push a few squads around.
Yeah, I wouldn’t mind playing. I’m pretty rusty also.