Thursday, October 9, 2014

TBT: daring young men & their flying machines...


... Standing in front of their Stearman PT-13's at 1944 Army Air Corps aviator school in King City, CA.  L-R: Robert Gruber, John Harmon, 1st Lt Robert Crowther, Waring Hampton (Dad)

11 comments:

  1. Four handsome young men. Some guys never lose their spark!

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  2. Your dad is still a stud!

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  3. A trip, looking back. Thank him for his service from me and I am glad his days are now filled with fishing.

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  4. Wow! Very cool pic. I agree with Tabor!

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  5. GRANNYMAR: That's true some don't!

    LL: Damn straight, just ask'm, lol.

    TABOR: Will do.

    JENNY: Thanks, he is still up to no good...

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  6. That is such a great photo. I wish you and I had met 20 years ago, I was still current and could have taken your Dad up for a flight in one. First time I ever got a lesson in one, back in the late 80's the instructor hung a whistle around my neck. I said "what's that for" and he said "blow it just before landing to wake your feet up". He wasn't kidding.

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  7. Bet that group was a hit with the ladies.
    Did they keep in touch?

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  8. Great picture, thanks for posting.

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  9. From the photo one can just feel the heart and soul. Brave men deserving of thanks.

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  10. RACE: Thanks!

    BRIGID: Thanks, I took Dad up in one like it last year for his 90th. We had a great time.

    ARKANSAS PATTI: They were according to Dad... They didn't keep in touch, sadly. I am trying to see if any are still above ground besides Dad.

    LSP: Glad you liked it Padre.

    GRANNY ANNIE: Yes indeedy...

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