Higgins boat on display in The National WWII Museum ~ The landing craft, vehicle, personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. [2048×1366]

Higgins boat on display in The National WWII Museum ~ The landing craft, vehicle, personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. [2048×1366]

USS Begor (APD-127) stands offshore, ready to embark the last U.N. landing craft, as demolition charges wreck Hungnam’s port facilities, 24 December 1950. [2903 × 1979]

USS Begor (APD-127) stands offshore, ready to embark the last U.N. landing craft, as demolition charges wreck Hungnam’s port facilities, 24 December 1950. [2903 × 1979]

USS Petrof Bay (CVE-80), USS Mustin (DD-413) and multiple Infantry landing craft in drydock at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, June-August 1945 [4591×5681]

USS Petrof Bay (CVE-80), USS Mustin (DD-413) and multiple Infantry landing craft in drydock at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, June-August 1945 [4591×5681]

In 1941 a B-17C, “The Flying Fortress,” crashed in the Sierra near Tells Peak, CA. Remnants of the craft are still there if you want to hike to them. (Map and story of the crash in comments.) [1112×615]

In 1941 a B-17C, “The Flying Fortress,” crashed in the Sierra near Tells Peak, CA. Remnants of the craft are still there if you want to hike to them. (Map and story of the crash in comments.) [1112×615]