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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:42 PM

Got to see Memphis Belle today.

 

Rides were only $450. I wanted to ride, but the wife ordered me not too.

 

 

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Edited by Amigatec, June 08, 2013 - 07:08 PM.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:45 PM

AWSOME!!!!



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Some more.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:09 PM

I really want to see that plane. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:14 PM

There was also a FM2 fighter, same thing as a F4F Wildcat.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:15 PM

I have video, but I need to edit it first.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Word of advise, this is NOT for a fatman like me. In the second set of pictures is a V looking thing. That is the walkway between the bomb racks. The catwalk at the bottom is 8" wide. I thought I was going to have to back out. It was all I could do to squeeze   between the supports.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:32 PM

They wouldn't let me in then. :thumbs:



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for sharing these bits of history. Important to remember the roles of these planes. Also the roles of the men that manned the planes like these and all the others.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Great pictures of some great airplanes!!! Thanks for posting them.



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for the pictures. That's a neat piece of history.



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Funny I should read this tonight, I just watched "Command Decision" on DVR tonight.  One of the best AAF movies ever.

 

I missed a ride in "Aluminum Rain" last time she was here, I won't miss a ride in any of them again!



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Posted June 09, 2013 - 05:04 AM

Thanks for sharing these bits of history. Important to remember the roles of these planes. Also the roles of the men that manned the planes like these and all the others.

And thank the tens of thousands that died in them. In WWII over 50,000 AAF flight officers were killed and probably twice as many enlisted crew members.



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Posted June 09, 2013 - 05:11 AM


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Posted June 09, 2013 - 05:39 AM

Wow. What a great reminder of the sacrifices of the past that gave us our freedom today. Those sure were bristling with machine guns! There doesn't look to be much protection for the crew. I guess that's to be expected as the weight had to be kept down. 






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