Monthly Archives: December 2014

IRS Announces 2015 Filing Season Start Date

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally announced the 2015 filing season start date. And surprise! There’s no delay. Tax season for paper and electronically filed returns will open on January 20, 2015. That’s 11 days sooner than last year’s start date and 10 days sooner than the 2013 start date (though the 2012 season started a few days earlier on January 17).  ...

Flack Bait B-26 Bomber and Pilot a Big Hit for WAMM Members at Udvar Hazy!

[caption id="attachment_1071" align="alignnone" width="300"]Bob Magruder, son a B-26 designer Peyton Magruder talks to retired Flack Bait pilot Sherman Best Bob Magruder, son a B-26 designer Peyton Magruder talks to retired Flack Bait pilot Sherman Best[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1074" align="alignnone" width="300"]Capt Sherman Best in Flak Bait 70 years later Capt Sherman Best in Flak Bait 70 years later[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1069" align="alignnone" width="300"]Steve with Flack Bait at Udvar Hazy Air & Space Steve with Flack Bait at Udvar Hazy Air & Space[/caption] Friday, December 19 Barbara and Steve Swartz joined WAMM member Bob Magruder at the Udvar-Hazy facility near Dulles Airport to view the sole survivng crew member of the B-26 bomber Flack Bait Capt Sherman Best and his famous bomber being restored at the center. Photoshow of 150 photos can be viewed by clicking on link below: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Fx7px5tB Note: Seaplane in photoshow was...

Ohio B-26 Bomber Reunion photoshow a big success! BUT…

My  B-26 reunion photoshow is a big success! As of today...December 10, 2014 there have been nearly 500 views of the 250+ photos in the slide show. This includes three versions...my first initial photoshow, a revised edition, and a final version...( the middle revised version had 372 views.  This went out to many of the B-26 MHS members and families) This is the most views of a photoshow since my Memories part one and my early Austin Honor Flight shows.  The Austin Honor Flights views have dropped since they do not want to have photos with military members in uniform in the photos.  The USO has told me the same thing...due to the worry of attack on our military due to recognition of the members. It is a sad commentary of  the times when so much is on social media and the serious photographers can not display their work.   Luck for me, there were no military in uniform for my...