Save the Skymaster

← BACK TO VBC BLOG Save the Skymaster Efforts are underway to fly Great Britain's only Douglas C-54 Skymaster to Germany in 2024 for the 75th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. The Skymaster, serial number 56498, flew in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War before being struck from

The Only Color Footage of the Japanese Surrender on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945

← BACK TO VBC BLOG The Only Color Footage of the Japanese Surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945 Aboard the USS Missouri 77 years ago, Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s Fleet “Aerologist" (Navy-speak for meteorologist) borrowed a camera and shot the only color footage of the Japanese Surrender in Tokyo Bay. On September

When Is V-J Day?

← BACK TO VBC BLOG When is V-J Day?  Simple question. Complicated answer. That's often how history works.Victor Jorgensen photo, Times Square, August 14, 1945 (National Archives) August 14 is the anniversary of V-J Day. That's the day in 1945 that Americans learned of the final end of World War II. That

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