Bravo (B) and Charlie (C): Constructed in 1957-1958 for pilots and crew of the DEW line (Distance Early Warning). Crews flew radar planes "Willy Victors" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week carrying out patrols between Midway and Alaska because there was no radar coverage between these points. This was a Cold War solution for making sure the Soviets did not sneak through the north Pacific and attack the United States.
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During the breeding season, adult tropicbirds (see one pictured above over Midway lagoon) fly in a group around one another, swinging their tail streamers from side to side for several minutes to attract the female bird. Their courtship displays are complex and consist of flying backwards, vertically, and in large, vertical circles.