With his “Ruptured Duck” patch sewn on his navy tunic, William Patrick Hitler receives his US Navy records as he leaves the service in 1947. (US NAVY)
US Navy lab tests "disposable" microdrones that glide down from the sky The US Naval Research Labs's CICADA (Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft) microdrones are designed to be dropped in bulk from a flying aircraft. Once airborne the drones use autopilot to stabilize and then GPS and fins to steer to the intended location. Apparently they can glide into a safe landing within 15 feet of their targets. From IEEE Spectrum: On landing they transmit data from embedded sensors (a…
The one thing that the McCain campaign does not want to see released is the record of McCain’s antics on board the USS Forestal in 1967. McCain was personally responsible for the deadliest fire in the history of the US Navy. That catastrophe, with 27 dead and over 100 wounded trumps McCain’s record as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
HN WILLIAM Arthur Beyer US Navy Hospital Corpsman 3BN 26th Marines 3rd Marine Division KIA February 1 1967 VIETNAM +++you are not forgotten +++born September 9 1946 , home of record , Plattesville WISCONSIN Honored Vietnam Veterans Memorial Washington DC...Some Gave All
US navy first ordered the Consolidated Catalina in 1933, and it first flew in 1935, soon setting flying boat distance records. It was the British who named it "Catalina" and American forces later adopted the name as well. The British were the first to use it in action, and it was a Catalina which found the German battleship Bismarck.