ZOOMIE YARNS

Updated June 29, 2003

 

 

·        Bernie’s Air Stories By Bernard A. Hoyland – [13,939 words] Get the pot ready, settle down with the author of the "Bernie Books" for an evening and read on ......

·        Ted Morris's Coast Guard - Pre-War, Wartime and Post war Coast Guard stories by Ted Morris and J. R. Lee.

·        A Fishy Tale About A Fish Trail - by Gerald Wanek -[370 words] - The title is self-explanatory.

LCDR Jack McCormack crossed the bar on February 25, 1999. These are the stories he contributed to this site.

·        Why I Became A Brown Shoe* by Jack McCormack - [282 words] - Now it can be told...

·        Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part I by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1565 words] - Part One of a Four part series.

·        Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part II by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1205 words] - Part Two of a Four part series.

·        Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part III by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1695 words] - Part Three of a Four part series.

·        Confessions of a Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot - Part IV by Jack McCormack and edited by Don Gardner - [1737 words] - Part Four of a Four part series. 

·        PH-2 Flying Boat by Charles E. Spencer - [474 words] - Before the helicopter there was the "flying boat."

·        Re-enlistment Blues by Don Gardner -[691 words] - The ball is dropped at the San Diego Air Station.

·        Bermuda Air Station by Don Gardner - [4513 words] -The true life adventures of a junior Radioman living amongst the "Zoomies" on a faraway island paradise.

·        When CGAS Brooklyn Played Santa by Jerold L. (Jerry Wanek) - [307 words] - A Bell Helicopter was made up to look like a reindeer.

·        Gillam Plane by Jim Gill - [2053 words] - Air-Sea Rescue in Alaska before the days of the helicopters.

·        SAR by ANON - [220 words] - Please note our disclaimer on the front page.

·        Two Sea Stories About Our Brown Shoe Friends By Jerold L.(Jerry) Wanek - Coast Guard "Birdmen" also have fun.

·        R. O. N by Jerold L. Wanek - [697 words] - So here we were, no clothes except our flight suits, and no money.

·        Boys and Their Toys by K. C. Lilly - ©1999 - [1086 words] - A Christmas Coast Guard Christmas balloon rescue - From Fore and Aft Magazine Feb/Mar 1999.

·        The Confused Swimmer by Don Gardner - [156 words] - AT3 Godwin had a well-developed sense of humor.

·        Nineteen, Talk To Me! by Barrett T. "Tom" Beard ©1995 - [7414 words] -- Extracted from "Wonderful Flying Machines: A History of U.S. Coast Guard Helicopters" -- Naval Institute Press. Reprinted by permission of the author. The saga of Michael Odom, a REAL Coast Guard Hero.

·        Aviation Radioman - by Seb Shahlamian - [1313 words] - During World War II people got around a bit more than in peacetime. These were the author's adventures .....

·        Despair And Visions: Birth Of The Rescue Helicopter by Barrett T. (Tom) Beard © 1998 -[2029 words] - An expanded prologue to his book, "Wonderful Flying Machines" - Amidst the chaos of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, a Coast Guard Officer had a vision.....

·        Aviation 101 - Author Unknown - [702 words] - While generic in source it has it's applicability - Coast Guard Aviators please take notice.

·        Paul Nusbaum is Suitably Impressed By Don Gardner - [1070 words] - Back in the days of CW the author tells how...l..

 

 

 

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