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RAF Forever

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Stacks of Republic F-84F and F-84G Thunderstreaks at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping in November, 1958

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11 Old War Photographs You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

WW2 planes stored nose down awaiting scrapping.

11 Old War Photographs You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

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“Billy’s Filly” is what he called her. She was the sleekest, most beautiful, best fighter plane there was in World War II, according to Col. William Fowkes of Punta Gorda, Fla., U.S. Air Force retired.

'Billy's Filly' was the most beautiful and best fighter in WWII' - Bill Fowkes of Punta Gorda flew 37 combat missions in this P-38 Lightning

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A tornado that hit Carswell AFB on Sept 1, 1952 caused massive damage to most of the B-36 fleet.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics]

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B-17 line-up at Thorpes Abbott

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Aircraft Identification Chart

http://www.bkgengagement.com Aircraft Identification Chart - The RAF's informational and educational guide of planes not to shoot at.

Aircraft Identification Chart

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SB-17G and Stinson L-5

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Now what? : Photo

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Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military.

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RIP B-58A Convair Hustler s/n 55-0665 "Snoopy"

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Squad of P40 Hawk diving to attack WWII aircrafts

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P-47 Thunderbolt

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The end of Frankie I, but not the end. The plane was wrecked shortly after take-off from the air strip near Port Moresby, New Guinea. In recent years however, this wreck was located, salvaged, and brought back to the U.S. It is being restored in Arizona.

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In 1968 the fuselage of Frankie I was salvaged and brought back to the states for restoration.

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Wing and propeller of Frankie I

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Frankie I back home, but still awaiting restoration in Arizona. I hope to one day make a visit there to see the P-47D, SN 42-8130, that my father worked on during WWII.

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Frankie IV ... pilot Sam Blair (center) and my father (kneeling) crew chief and armorer.

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Frankie 1 wings - stored at the Pima Air & Space Museum, Pima, Arizona

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Frankie II and pilot Sam Blair ... future ace and commander for a time of the 341st Fighter Squadron in the 348th Fighter Group of the 5th Air Force operating in the South Pacific.

PacificWrecks - P-47D "Frankie II" nose art

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A Douglas Dakota of BOAC, silhouetted by night at Gibraltar by the batteries of searchlights on the Rock, as it is prepared for a flight to the United Kingdom.

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This was taken in early 1942 at Selfridge Field, MI, where my father went through basic training. The war effort was just getting ramped up as the US prepared for war.

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Frankie IV ... pilot Sam Blair (center) and my father (kneeling) crew chief and armorer.

P-47D "Frankie IV" crew pose

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P-40 Kittyhawk ... found recently in the Egyptian desert. The plane was so well preserved, experts were able to identify the pilot, confirming that Sergeant Denis Copping survived the crash and tried to walk to safety across the desert. His family is now searching for possible remains.

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