Who was “Dif” Smith?

If you were not raised in Texas or live outside the US, this Texas hero may have escaped your history lessons. Erastus Smith was born in New York on April 19, 1787.   In 1798, at age 11, his family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi Territory (near Natchez) where he finished his formative years.  According to…

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WWII Bomber Crews and Hearing Loss: Part II

Over the past couple of weeks I have been investigating the noise levels within the Bombers used in WWII.  After some preliminary research, it appears that there is not a lot a of data relative to these levels.  Of course, no one was that concerned about noise levels at that time….when you are being shot…

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