Buffalo & Western New York
Military Miscellany

Heroes Return to Buffalo

The 13th Regiment marching in the streets of Buffalo upon its return from Cuba in September of 1898.

Project 914 Archives - Larger Image

A closer look...

Project 914 Archives - Larger Image

Building a Sand(stone) Castle

The Connecticut St. Armory in the latter stages of its construction during the winter of 1898-99.

US Army (Source) - Larger Image

Who Doesn't Love a Parade?

This photo was taken during a parade in Buffalo, New York, most likely early on
during the Second World War. You can see more photos of this parade HERE...

Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection) - Larger Image

Band From Buffalo

The band of the 74th Infantry Regiment, New York Guard in 1945, during training at
Camp Smith, located about 30 miles north of New York City in Cortland, NY.

Project 914 Archives

Birds of Buffalo

Western New York has a rich aviation and aerospace history, reaching back to the time of
the Great War. I've got a blog about it... take a looksee by clicking the image below.

Of the military aircraft built in the Buffalo and Western New York area during the
Second World War, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is arguably the most well-known. I've got
another website that's devoted to the P-40... take a looksee, if you're inclined...

Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection) - Larger Image

Another aircraft built locally by Curtiss was the C-46 Commando...

Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection) - Larger Image

This Martin B-26 Marauder, serial number 41-31819, from the 452nd Bombardment Squadron,
322nd Bombardment Group was the first B-26 in the ETO to complete 100 missions. As was often
the custom with such aircraft, she was adorned with the signatures of many men from her outfit
before being sent back to the States on a war bond tour, followed by a stint with a Stateside
training unit. Of the signatures visible in the photo, two were from Buffalo boys; one is
Corporal 'F. Lang' (or perhaps 'F. Long'), and the other is largely illegible, though it
appears that the surname may be 'Lipa'. More digging is required...

Original Image: B-26.com - Larger Image

A closer look...

Original Image: B-26.com

I have no information about this photo except that it shows a fella with the
136th Fighter Squadron emblem on his jacket during the 1950s, possibly in Korea.
The 136th was and still is an Air National Guard outfit based in Niagara Falls.

Project 914 Archives - Larger Image

May of 1969. An F-100C Super Sabre of the 136th Tactical Fighter Squadron lands at Niagara Falls
upon the outfit's return from an almost one-year deployment to Tuy Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam.

Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection) - Larger Image

Original Image From: Buffalo Courier Express October 10th, 1949 via Fulton History

Back to 'WNY Vets Home Page'