TBMs Aloft

Click on image to see it larger.

Introducing the latest edition to the Tattered and Lost series available at Amazon.

Tattered and Lost: An American Dream (Vol. 8)

The American dream of owning a home through vintage vernacular photographs. The focus is on the people who lived within the homes as well as the varied architecture from the late 1800s to the 1960s.

Tattered and Lost volumes 1 to 8 available at Amazon.


  1. A beautiful photo.

    If these are TBM's they were made by GM and the first of them dates to 1943.

    1. I'm not sure when this shot was taken, but probably somewhere between 44 and 46.

  2. Setting history aside, I can't balance the contradiction of flying in such an beautiful environment when the purpose of an air force bomber/fighter is death and desrruction.

    1. Well if it will reassure you, none of the old pilots I know from WW2 ever talk about anything but the joy of flying. Missions are not what they chose to remember or talk about. It's the planes themselves and how much fun they had. They all miss it. Several went on to become commercial airline pilots.