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    I've seen a couple of the old war birds in flight, B17 the biggest , but the most memorable was an air museum in either Michigan or Indiana I think.. Was looking at displays inside (had a WWII German Jet engine on display) and we heard this god awful noise outside. It just happened to be a P47 Thunderbolt warming up. Man, what a sound those Wright 18cyl radial engines make. ..are deafening and beautiful at the same time.
    My late Uncle George was a navigator/bombardier on a B20 flying out of Tinian to bomb Japan.
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    Not a B-25, but it's a video I shot.

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    Beautiful old girl. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prickle Farmer View Post
    I thought so. Dad (now 93) was 'Ground Crew - Aircraft Mechanic' in the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) during WW11.

    He worked mostly on the Mitchells and B-17's, as well as a few Gypsy Moths (training aircraft)!!!
    Well Bless your Father. Wonderful people ..that era. We could learn so much from them today. ....'Gypsy Moth'! Yes indeed. Had one here on my base for many years. Not long ago, the young owner, (British by the way) a highly experienced corporate jet pilot, had the misfortune of having to (skillfully) put the moth down in the only available open field due to engine stoppage . He had aboard his new girlfriend. Both walked away from the subsequent 'crash' without any injury. Unfortunately the moth was severely damaged. Plans of last was to restore the aircraft ..........new girl still fly's with him!
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    It's Seafair time in Seattle. Seafair and July 4th I am right under the flight path. A B-24, B-25 and a B-29 do a fly overs. The 24 and 25 do really sharp turns over my deck. Beautiful birds. I think they are from the Paul Allen museum at Payne Field in Everett, Wa.
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