I have just now read an article on MSN news, written by an ignorant idiot journalist. The story is headed as WW2 US Bombers found. They are then described as WW2 fighter jets, found in the water at Truk in the Pacific Ocean. Reading on I find two aircraft are Dauntless divebombers, the third is an Avenger, all from the US Carrier Enterprise. Does History not get taught anywhere these days, or are all airplanes Jet Powered.
It amuses me when observing overseas TV reporting on warlike situations that the "reporter" cunningly wearing a blue helmet and flak jacket has in large letters the word PRESS on the front. As a PR specialist my understanding is that "PRESS" refers to the printed media, not radio or TV.
How about the latest Qantas historical safety video referring to the 'canvas and wire' Avro 504?
Well at least it's an improvement on the 'stick and string' descriptions that have sometimes appeared in print or on the telly!
Errol (M version)
Author: Swift to the Sky – New Zealand’s Military Aviation History Author/publisher: For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 & A Passion For Flight - New Zealand aviation before the Great War. Publisher of Gp Capt C M Hanson’s By Such Deeds - Honours and Awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999