Monthly Archives: March 2011

Off-topic: Eugene Fluckey and U.S.S. Barb, or, how a submarine sank a train

This is off-topic, but a friend brought the story of the USS Barb to my attention this morning. Her commander, who was awarded the Medal of Honor, died in 2007, and here’s a link to his NYT obituary. Fluckey’s obit

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The Consolidated Commodore

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Why interviewing Moon Chin is like interviewing a jazz riff…

As my understanding of CNAC improved, so did my ability to extract maximum value from my Moon Chin interviews, but even though I was getting more and more out of them, I still had another critical lesson to learn – … Continue reading

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A DC-2, most important plane in the CNAC airfleet, 1935-1939

DC-2s were the most important airplanes in CNAC’s air fleet from 1935-1939.

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