Piper L-4H “Rosie the Rocketer” restoration story

Rosie the Rocketer

The original “Rosie the Rocketer” flown by U.S. Army pilot and artillery spotter Charles Carpenter aka “Bazooka Charlie” was found by the Collings Foundation and is under restoration to fly! Read more of the story in the link below:

www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/7048928-151/la-pine-man-restoring-plane-flown-by-bazooka

We’ve been aware of the story for some time but it’s great to see the progress and some photos!

www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=20400

If you would like to purchase and build your own model of this aircraft, click the picture below!

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Liaison Aircraft on Facebook

Back when the webmaster was on Facebook he started this group which is still going, and a great source of frequent information:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiaisionAircraftHistoryandPreservation/

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Eugene O’Brien Photo Album Collection on FLICKR

These photos were see in the San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives at this source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/sets/72157634802460577

Eugene O’Brien served in the 125th Liason Squadron during World War Two. These images document his time in Europe near the end of the War and contain a number of great shots like this below.

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There are a number of other Stinson L-5 photos in this album. You can click below to view many of these photos!

Eugene O'Brien Photo Album Collection

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Kermit Weeks Stinson L-1 Vigilant on YouTube!

Here is video – fresh off the press today from Kermit Weeks’ of their attempts to start their Stinson L-1 Vigilant and the issues they’ve been having. This is one of the rarest of all the L-birds and it’s fantastic to see their efforts to maintain it!

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Watch our website for a downloadable paper model of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant coming soon!

Here is a link to a book that has more information on Liaison aircraft including the L-1:

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Lbirds.com Flickr photo collection

Below is a Lbirds.com gallery collection of related and interesting photos on Flickr.

These are NOT our photos, but photos we’ve searched for and collected from numerous accounts. More will be added as we have time.

The Lbirds.com feature gallery

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