(I knew that, just had B-24 Liberators on the brain...) Mark At 10:42 PM 5/23/2007, you wrote:
The recent WWII bomber visit to the San Francisco Bay Area also included a B-17G Liberator, and a B-25 Mitchell. The Liberator was the mainstay of the U.S. Army Air Force, and the RAF used a few, too.The Liberator was majestic in flight: http://tinyurl.com/2m6u24 http://tinyurl.com/2mf3ss and in landing: http://tinyurl.com/2om22e The B-17 was originally designed in the late 1930s, and its lines show it: http://tinyurl.com/35jke5 Some of the present-day crew were unusual for the airplane: http://tinyurl.com/2v2jvdThe B-25 Mitchell was best known for the one-way bombing attack James Doolittle's squadron made on Tokyo, the first long-range bombing effort made by the U.S. after Pearl Harbor.There seemed to be a little trouble starting engines for the Mitchell: http://tinyurl.com/2sftg8 http://tinyurl.com/37u6wk But everything worked eventually: http://tinyurl.com/2l9r34 All comments welcome. Mark Bohrer Wildlife Photography on the Urban Edge www.mountain-and-desert.com
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