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WWII NAVAL AVIATOR FLIGHT LOGBOOKS


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This logbook belonged to Sgt H C Finkowski of VMB-612

This"Flying Sgt." accumulated ALLOT of flight hours!


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Any new Logbooks?

In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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Any new Logbooks?

This logbook page is from a copy of Richard H. Best's flightlog. He was the CO of VB-6 at the Battle of Midway. I have worked for years to document as many flights as I can into a database. Dick Best was good enough to send me copies of his flight logbook for Dec 41-Jun 42 several years ago.

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This logbook page is from a copy of Richard H. Best's flightlog. He was the CO of VB-6 at the Battle of Midway. I have worked for years to document as many flights as I can into a database. Dick Best was good enough to send me copies of his flight logbook for Dec 41-Jun 42 several years ago.

Richard H. Best flightlog for May 1942 (VB-6)

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Any new ones out there?

In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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This is one I hope to get good scans of in the not too distant future (when I can actually have my hands on the original!) He was a pilot in VC Squadron 9 and it was concluded that he failed to return due to ditching after becoming low on fuel (that was his last radio transmission). His remains were never recovered. Here's the last page in his logbook (the rest of the logbook is relatively unexciting...)

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And a photo of him out of his Soviet award document (he received the award posthumously).

 

Dave

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia

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I just spent a good half hour going through this thread....can't believe I missed it before. I'm basically in awe of some of the posts. These are one of my favorite items to collect and look for (only 3 so far, and all of your stuff blows mine out of the water!!), I just feel they tell such a complete story for an individual. Thanks everyone for posting. Amazing collections everyone!

506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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Kurt,

 

I work for the Naval Air Systems Command. I'm looking into getting some details from those early training floghts once the got to their primary aircraft and the training they did before getting their carrier qualification. They should have done field carrier landing practice with LSO observing. They would have done 8-9 FCLPs per sortie. Just looking to see how many sorties of FCLPs were flown and where. They would have then gone to NAS Glenview and done two FCLPS sorties before being cleared to do their first carrier landing on one of two converted paddle wheel steamers to a flat deck on the Great Lakes. The training carriers would have been the USS Wolverine or the USS Sable. Can you post several pages that include the first CQ landings and the month or two that preceded their first landing on the ship?

 

Thanks in advance,

Buddy

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Hi Buddy

 

I missed your post the first time around. Do you want an example from just a single pilot?

 

Kurt

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Pages from the log of Capt Reinhart. He was am advisor to the British in 1941 on PBY's. He was on board one of the PBY's spotted the Bismarck.

 

He later was the CO of VPB-118.

 

I have copied paged from the day they spotted the Bismarck and the final days of the war with VPB-118.

 

 

 

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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