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I uploaded a new video a few days back from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. This one focuses mainly on aircraft from Korea and Vietnam, but there is one plane in there that was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. Looks to be in pretty rough shape though.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoCgHvm1eQc&t=3s


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Another great video. Thanks and keep them coming.

 

Thanks! Appreciate that. It was quite the cool place.


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James,

 

You do a great job with these short videos.. Very informative and educational..

 

These small vignettes are very helpful..

 

Leigh


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Cool video with some neat aircraft.

 

Im sure UH-1s were used in Korea, but certainly not during the Korean War (1950-1953).


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James,

 

You do a great job with these short videos.. Very informative and educational..

 

These small vignettes are very helpful..

 

Leigh

 

Thanks. I really appreciate that. I teach high school history, so I started producing these videos to supplement the different topics in class. I've also got some WWII veteran interviews on the same channel (and whole hard drive filled with others that I need to sit down and produce :mellow: ). If you know of anyone who'd benefit from them, feel free to pass it along.


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Cool video with some neat aircraft.

 

Im sure UH-1s were used in Korea, but certainly not during the Korean War (1950-1953).

 

You are absolutely right. That was a clumsy error on my part. What I meant to say was that the company that made the Huey (Bell) had other helicopters that were used in Korea, but not the Huey. I've gone in and put a disclaimer in the description. Completely my bad. Thanks.


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Thank you for posting this. It has been a long time since I was at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. I also had a tour of their storage and restoration facility years ago. I may have seen this aircraft, with or without its wings. But I did not realize it's history. I'm curious if the holes in it are from the attack, or perhaps later damage. You'd think after the attack they would have patched everything that remained in order to get them back into the air, especially in the early days. Something to look into on the internet. Thanks again.


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You are absolutely right. That was a clumsy error on my part. What I meant to say was that the company that made the Huey (Bell) had other helicopters that were used in Korea, but not the Huey. I've gone in and put a disclaimer in the description. Completely my bad. Thanks.

Oh man, really not a big deal. Still a cool video! I had never heard about that Pearl Harbor plane... makes me really want to check out that museum. If you want to check out a few other museums with ridiculously cool stuff that are kind of in the middle of nowhere, the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS and the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum up by Omaha are both super cool. Lots of super neat aircraft and artifacts to look at. The Cosmosphere even has the command module for Apollo 13. Also, seeing that B-36 absolutely dwarf a B-17 in the indoor display at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace museum is always worth a visit. And since you like SR-71s, both have SR-71 themed displays at the entrances.

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Thanks James for a neat video of a great museum. Have had the pleasure of attending some years back. Seems like the flock has grown! NASM needs to be on every military aviation enthusiasts bucket list! Bobgee


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Oh man, really not a big deal. Still a cool video! I had never heard about that Pearl Harbor plane... makes me really want to check out that museum. If you want to check out a few other museums with ridiculously cool stuff that are kind of in the middle of nowhere, the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS and the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum up by Omaha are both super cool. Lots of super neat aircraft and artifacts to look at. The Cosmosphere even has the command module for Apollo 13. Also, seeing that B-36 absolutely dwarf a B-17 in the indoor display at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace museum is always worth a visit. And since you like SR-71s, both have SR-71 themed displays at the entrances.

 

Thanks. Appreciate that. I really want to make sure that I get all of these videos right so I always appreciate the feedback and constructive criticism. Thanks for the heads up about the Cosmosphere as well. I definitely needs to check that out. Also want to his the SAC museum some day as well. I went there as a kid, but don't remember much from it.


Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

Check out my history page on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/historyunderground

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Thanks James for a neat video of a great museum. Have had the pleasure of attending some years back. Seems like the flock has grown! NASM needs to be on every military aviation enthusiasts bucket list! Bobgee

 

Couldn't agree more. Hopefully these videos will stir up some interest. Thanks for the kind words.


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It was on this type of plane that Sgt. Thomas Hailey of the Marine Detachment of the USS Oklahoma spent several hours wearing his oil soaked skivie drawers in the plane. When the Oklahoma was struck by the first of several torpedoes Hailey was jostled from his rack. He went over board as the Oklahoma was capsizing and took up position on one of the gun turrets on board the Maryland before the Maryland was struck. Hailey eventually swam to Ford Island where he volunteered to go up in the Sikorsky JS-1. For his actions he was awarded the Navy Cross


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I'm curious if the holes in it are from the attack, or perhaps later damage. You'd think after the attack they would have patched everything that remained in order to get them back into the air, especially in the early days. Something to look into on the internet. Thanks again.

 

 

Here is a link to additional information on this aircraft -

 

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/jrs-1-pearl-harbor

 

 

Larry


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Here is a link to additional information on this aircraft -

 

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/jrs-1-pearl-harbor

 

 

Larry

Thank you...tht fills the gap.


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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It was on this type of plane that Sgt. Thomas Hailey of the Marine Detachment of the USS Oklahoma spent several hours wearing his oil soaked skivie drawers in the plane. When the Oklahoma was struck by the first of several torpedoes Hailey was jostled from his rack. He went over board as the Oklahoma was capsizing and took up position on one of the gun turrets on board the Maryland before the Maryland was struck. Hailey eventually swam to Ford Island where he volunteered to go up in the Sikorsky JS-1. For his actions he was awarded the Navy Cross

 

Wow. I'd never heard that story. How crazy would it be if this was the actual plane that he went up in?


Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

Check out my history page on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/historyunderground

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