Pete and Laz

Pete and Laz
Yeah, Pete it's rough...but it's a runner.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

About a year ago at a swap meet, I found this 'Silhouette' model that was used to train soldiers what a particular aircraft looked like, so that it was recognizable from enemy aircraft.  This is a P-61. My father flew in the F-15 Reporter photo reconnaisance version, while he served in Korea. 

Here is a link to a Wikipedia page about this aircraft------------->P-61 info

I'm going to incorporate this model in a display case of memorabilia related to my fathers military career. My father passed away in the 90's due to Agent Orange caused cancer from serving in another war. My Uncle Howard, a World War Two vet is still alive and has visited the Viet Nam War Memorial. I imagine he is having dinner tonight, at the place he lives in Canada, with his usual dinner partners. One is a Canadian vet from WW2, the other is a veteran of the German Army from WW2. 


  1. good to see that you're going to do a tribute case for your Dad Larry. I did a shadow box for my Dad, Grandfather and Great-great grandfather with rank badges, ribbons and decorations as part of the family history.

    Please post it when you get it done.

    1. Sorry to hear about your furry pal, was just heading over to your blog to leave a, 4 generations of the family in the military. I will post a pic when I finish it.

  2. Interesting piece of history. I've seen old training
    footage using similar models on sticks.