On a cool and rainy April morning at the RI Veterans Cemetery, family and friends said goodbye to dedicated volunteer Stan Essex. Virtually single-handedly, Stan restored our “Ted Williams Airplane”, a Korean War era F9F Panther. Earlier, he restored the Hellcat for the Quonset Air Museum. More details of his life and a detailed article… Continue reading In Memoriam: Volunteer and Korean War Veteran Stanley H. Essex, Jr.
For some time now, JFK project leadership has been working with the Navy to arrange for the retrieval of material from these two carriers before they are scrapped. One purpose is to replace items that have been removed from CV-67 for one reason or another, such as ready room chairs. Another purpose is to develop… Continue reading Efforts Underway to Rescue Artifacts and Equipment from USS Saratoga and USS Forrestal for Use in the USS JFK Museum Project: Nov 15-17
Malcolm Craig was born in Charlotte, Maine and enlisted in the Navy in 1943 at age 16. After receiving navigation training he became a Loran (Long Range Navigation) specialist. (Loran is an accurate radio navigational system used by a ship or aircraft to confirm or to determine its geographical position.) By the time he retired… Continue reading In Memoriam: Senior Chief Malcolm L. Craig, US Navy (1927-2006)