Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some
form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle
my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which
all began in Mayo, MD
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Amazing Collection of Post World War I - Pre World War II Airplane Photographs
A couple weeks ago I published an article on my
RFCafe.com engineering website titled, "Amazing Collection of QSL Cards and Photographs from 1924-1978."
If you are an amateur radio operator, you will probably want to take a look at the absolutely
huge collection (>5,000) of QSL cards collected over many decades by Mr. Thomas "Tom"
Russell Gentry (W5RG). I mention the website here as well because there is an equally
amazing collection of post World War I through pre World War II airplane photographs
that have most likely never been seen anywhere else. There are hundreds
of biplanes and pilots and hangars and engines and officers and aerial reconnaissance
views, and a whole lot more. Many show the result of a botched landing or ground loop.
There is even a photo of a model biplane sitting in the grass in front of a hangar. To
see all the airplane photographs, go to the main website and click on the
Army Air Corps link at the
top. This could be just what you have been looking for to get authentication photos for
your scale model.