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  1. Cellphone video of the first gear swing on the A-26A Counter Invader

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    Jim Reynolds shot this with his cellphone. It's the first time we have run the newly restored gear up and down. Mark is running the external hydraulic pump.

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    • Frank Nelson (Navigator-Bombardier) and Randy Ryman (Weapons Specialist) talk about NKP

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      These two gentlemen are Nimrod and Big Easy veterans respectively and were in Thailand during the "Secret War" in Laos. This is another the series of interviews of these men and women who…

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      • Time Lapse 8-25-12 - Reinstallation of the rudder on Special K

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        After almost a year's work by our very dedicated group of volunteers, they are re-attaching the repaired rudder

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        • Lee McClesky describes his ordeal bailing out of an A-26A during the Vietnam War

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          With him is his friend George Matthews. Lee describes in great detail his final minutes in his crippled airplane and his miraculous departure from it.

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          • Restoration Video update as presented to the A/B-26 Reunion

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            This was presented to the A/B-26 reunion as part of the Air Commando Reunion on October 9th, 2011.

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            • Update! Restoration progress on Special K!

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              We finally have more funds and projects are under way to get Special K restored. Watch the video to see what has been started. Stay tuned for updates. 6/9/11

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              • The Counter Invader Story

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                I produced this for the Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine. Posted here for all to see in HD

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                • A short from Loran (Larry) Gierhart another Nimrod Navigator

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                  Once again, it was my pleasure to meet and speak with a Nimrod. This one is a navigator. Here's a brief bit from our first meeting at the airplane at Meacham Field.

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                  • Pilot Paul "Hulk" Marschalk & CoPilot Leon "Crazy" Poteet

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                    This one is self explanatory. I just let these guys sit in the cockpit, threw them the occasional question and let them reminisce. I'll do more with them later, but this was just fun. It's…

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                    • Tim Black at home interview

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                      • Maurice Bourne B-26B and B-26K Navigator

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                        Maurice flew the B-26B in Vietnam and then was transitioned into the 'new' B-26K at Hurlburt Field in Fort Walton Beach, Florida both times as a navigator. Unfortunately his Air Force Career…

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