Who was Carroll LeFon?
The best description of Lex that I’ve heard is “Imagine Hemingway flew fighters…and liked people.”
Welcome. The idea was floated that a ‘talk amongst yourselves’ blog would be a good addition to for the Non-Facebook Crowd. Here it is.
I just finished watching a YouTube video on a comparison between the Focke-Wulf FW-190 and the P-51 Mustang.
Learned a lot of things. I knew that the Mustang really came into its own when a Rolls Royce test pilot, Ronald Harker, decided to substitute the Allison V12 for a Merlin. Didn’t realize that (A) the Merlin was still more powerful at 20,000 feet than the Allison was at sea-level, and (B) fuel consumption was significantly improved. It was a win-win, and turned the Mustang from a good fighter to an icon. Actually it was a “win-win-win” as it gave the Mustang the high altitude performance that it lacked.
I have written a bit about the 5 Hollywood directors who went to the front lines both in the Pacific and ETO for WW2.
And I reviewed the work of one of them, William Wyler, with the brilliant restoration of his unused film in making his Memphis Belle. There is more to write about these 5 fascinating directors, but suffice it to say there is a nice Netflix documentary, with commentary by 5 contemporary famous directors, on them.
That has to be a future post for me.
In the meantime on the F/B page, Hogday posted a fascinating video from George Stevens on Germany right after the war.
That was drilled into us from the time I went to a computer programming school in San Diego 37 years ago.
You will have a failure on your computer – either hardware or software – that renders all of the work you’ve done – sometimes for decades – gone.
It happened to me on my old Hewlett-Packard HP 3000 mini computer at work years ago once or twice.
It’s happened on my desktops at home maybe three times in 20 years.