Nearly 69 years ago, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk navigated a U.S. B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan, on a sunny August day. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded the first atomic bomb dropped in war.
A single bomb blast killed some 140,000 people and helped end World War II -- and pushed the world suddenly into the nuclear era.
On Monday, Van Kirk died of natural causes at the Park Springs retirement community in Stone Mountain,…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on July 30, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments
In 1949 the DuMont Television Network introduced Captain Video and the Video Rangers a tv show intended for kids that also became popular with adults as well.
Set in the distant future, the series followed the adventures of a group of fighters for truth and justice, the Video Rangers, led by Captain Video. The Rangers operated from a secret base on a mountain top. Their uniforms resembled United States Army surplus with lightning bolts…
Added by Scott on July 24, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Yes, gang, it's time again for some fireworks of the musical variety. Unlike last year, though, there are no actual patriotic tunes on the playlist. That's because I don't have too many of them, and I've posted just about all of them before. If I wanted to put my Uncle Sam hat on, I'd now have to go back into the pre-1925 acoustical recording era for some sides by flag-waving artists like George M.…
Added by Pilsner Panther on July 1, 2014 at 11:26pm — No Comments