History Channel's
"Mail Call"
with R.Lee Ermey

On Feb 25th of 2006, our light was featured in a re-enactment of "The Battle of Los Angeles" that took place on February 25th 1942. The event was taped by the History Channel for their
"Mail Call" series Starring R.Lee Ermey.  Our light was used to track, and target the Goodyear  Blimp by remote control by Gunny, as it flew above Fort Mac Arthur in San Pedro California.  There were 4 other manual controlled lights operated by Steve Nelson, Greg Boardman, Bruce Gunther, and Mike Pearson.   Visit R. Lee Ermey's web site at.... http://www.rleeermey.com/
Visit the History Channel Mail Call Website here.....   http://www.historychannel.com/mailcall/


The boys in uniform next to vintage W.W.II equipment



Gunny gets training on the Distant Electric Control Station



Museum Curator Steve Nelson answers many questions




Gunny takes aim



The Goodyear Blimp is illuminated by 5 Carbon Arc Searchlights!


The USO Dance provided entertainment for our men in uniform


To see more photos of this event, go to...   http://www.ftmac.org/AirRaid06.htm

To learn more about "The Battle of Los Angeles" this little known event that killed 6 Americans in 1942, and was the only gun-fire to take place on the mainland during W.W. II,
go to...  http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist9/aaf2.html
 
 
 
 

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