Articles by Daniel J. Demers

San Francisco Public Library

The Navy's 'Screwballs'

By Daniel J. Demers
April 2012
Sure, they might have risked triggering an international incident, but these sailors on a weekend pass in 1941 weren’t about to let a Nazi German flag fly with impunity above ...
U.S. Air Force Art Collection

What Goes Up . . .

By Daniel J. Demers
January 2011
In 1911 pioneering pilot Eugene Ely advanced the nascent art of naval aviation with a historic first: actually landing a plane on a ship.