Category Archives: airplanes

What is your UFO story?

The first reported sighting of a flying saucer was in the state of Washington in late June 1947. In less than two weeks reports were pouring in, including from our area. I looked at a sampling of local newspapers on … Continue reading

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Symposium and lecture to feature noted General Jacob L. Devers scholars

Which four-star World War II general was an important advocate of tanks, helicopters and DUKW (“duck boats”) for the U.S. Army? No, not one of those other guys who are household names today with the help of popular biographies, films … Continue reading

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York Air Cadet encounters obstacle

Jason B. Snyder headed the York YMCA for many years. Many people who remember him as a pillar of the community are probably not aware of his Florida adventure during World War I. His family recently shared a clipping from … Continue reading

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Red Lion Cabinet Company World War II products

As I mentioned in my recent York Sunday News column, from 1942 to 1945 the Red Lion Cabinet Company was dedicated to making products for the military, working with other companies as part of the York Plan, a locally initiated … Continue reading

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York County World War II Amputee Learns to Fly

My recent post on the U.S. Army Civil War Hospital at York mentioned that a good many of the patients treated there had wounds of the extremities or were amputees. York County Heritage Trust Director of Library and Archives, Lila … Continue reading

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York WASP comes home

One of my posts not too long ago contained a link to the story of Mary Reineberg Buchard, a young podiatrist from York. Mary had developed a love for flying small airplanes locally, so when she heard about the World … Continue reading

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York WASP Veteran Story Told in California Newspaper

It was 1941. Young York podiatrist Mary Reineberg knew how to fly, so off she went to offer her services to her country. The odds of being chosen were high, but Mary made the grade and became a member of … Continue reading

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Part 2–Tale of Two York World War II POWs

My recent post told the story of two Yorkers, Rodger C. Maul and Walter B. Ziegler, both U.S. Army Air Force gunners. They were shot down two weeks apart during World War II. They were interned in the same Prisoner … Continue reading

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York Man Invents Flying Machine

That’s what a headline proclaimed in the March 17, 1908 Gazette. It seems that 24-year-old Phares Frey, a cigar maker from York had gone to Boston to raise money for his revolutionary project. How did he plan to raise those … Continue reading

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