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Photos of WWII aircraft
mission4today.com ^ | mission4today

Posted on 12/24/2012 2:18:25 PM PST by virgil283

...Bastogne supply drop...B-25 v Jap ship..Weighing down wing to stop Hellcat flipping.....USN ...Prewar phosphorous bomb tests...Wildcat F4 !!!!...B-26 from 20 feet away...Dauntless 1944...Corsair rockets {note the mud]...Fleet manoevures prewar 1941...B-26's over Cherbourg...Helldivers over Hornet, 1945...P-38's over Aleutians....Helldiver Driver...{H/T aceofspades}

(Excerpt) Read more at mission4today.com ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: military; militaryhistory
..F4 here
1 posted on 12/24/2012 2:18:33 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

There’s page after page -—enjoy—


2 posted on 12/24/2012 2:28:38 PM PST by virgil283 ( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh ...")
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To: virgil283

Wow; amazing pics! Thanks!


3 posted on 12/24/2012 2:31:45 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: virgil283

Excellent! Thanks...


4 posted on 12/24/2012 2:38:34 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: virgil283

bkmk


5 posted on 12/24/2012 2:44:58 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: virgil283

I like the B-26 taking on the JN tin can


6 posted on 12/24/2012 2:48:25 PM PST by virgil283 ( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy)
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To: virgil283

WOW! Those are some great pictures!


7 posted on 12/24/2012 2:48:34 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: virgil283

8 posted on 12/24/2012 2:51:49 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: virgil283

on page 3 the third photo ‘Hangar deck 1941’ ther are spare planes hanging in the overhead... didn’t know that...


9 posted on 12/24/2012 2:52:36 PM PST by virgil283 ( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy)
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To: virgil283

Very interesting. Those Devastators look pretty flimsy.


10 posted on 12/24/2012 3:10:13 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: virgil283
yup, that's a new one on me too...
11 posted on 12/24/2012 3:35:54 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: virgil283

Great link! Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 4:10:49 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: virgil283
Great resource, thanks !

P-38 & P-51     kewl2

13 posted on 12/24/2012 4:49:53 PM PST by tomkat (liberty or death)
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To: virgil283

Great pics. Thanks for posting. Merry Christmas


14 posted on 12/24/2012 5:00:48 PM PST by Figment
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To: virgil283
Thanks for sharing. Made me think when a time of invention was a virtue to keeping our nation great. Hope is hasn't been lost.
15 posted on 12/24/2012 5:08:15 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: virgil283

When I was a child during WWII I had a large tray with a Vickers Spitfire on it.

I used it for drawing and eating when I was sick,which was often.

I haven’t a clue where we got it.

Memories-—some good,some not so good.

.


16 posted on 12/24/2012 5:18:00 PM PST by Mears
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To: alfa6; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

Ping


17 posted on 12/24/2012 6:01:22 PM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the fish.)
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To: virgil283

That’s a B-25 attacking the IJN destroyer, probably a “J” model with up to 14 forward firing 50cal machine guns. The aircraft is from the Air Apaches bomb group.

About 6 pics down is nice head on shot of a B-26.

In the J there would be 8 50s in the nose, 2 package 50 cal guns on each side of the fuselage plus the two 50s in the top turret.

Merry Christmas

alfa6 ;>}


18 posted on 12/24/2012 6:48:38 PM PST by alfa6
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To: Professional Engineer

Thanks for the ping P.E.

Merry Christmas to y’all down there in Texas

Best Regards

alfa6 ;>}


19 posted on 12/24/2012 6:49:51 PM PST by alfa6
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To: virgil283

This guy is smoking in a government vehicle. He is in so much trouble!

20 posted on 12/24/2012 6:53:23 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Unless it’s a doob in which case he’s probably not only legal, he’s a protected species.

Sheesh. Look at any photograph more than thirty years old and you can see how this country has shrunk in stature even as it has grown fat, sloppy and unmanageable.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 7:06:59 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: rabidralph
The B-26 Martin Marauder or "The Widow Maker'' for it's being a difficult plane to control.
22 posted on 12/25/2012 12:18:56 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

My mom worked on the lines building those suckers.


23 posted on 12/25/2012 6:03:41 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Cheapskate

Wow! Very cool! I hear those car factories turned from building cars to turning out airplanes in a matter of days.


24 posted on 12/25/2012 6:13:56 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Cheapskate

God Bless her.


25 posted on 12/25/2012 1:37:52 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Thanks, I spent Christmas afternoon looking at them. Cool.


26 posted on 12/26/2012 4:22:51 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: virgil283
Grumman F4F-3>
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/ac-usn22/f-types/f4f.htm
27 posted on 12/29/2012 2:22:34 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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