Thousands of B-17 Bombers Parked at Kingman, Arizona, Soon After WWII

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII

B-17 909 was one of the lucky ones and is still flying today.

See the video below.

Thousands of B-17 Bombers Parked at Kingman, Arizona, Soon After WWII







War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.
War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.

 

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.  This photo was taken shortly after the end of the war.  Most of these spectacular and valiant B-17 bombers were sold to salvage companies shortly after the war.  They were reprocessed into all kind of metal products.  More than likely something used by everyone today has a little piece of history in it.

B-17 909 was one of the lucky ones and is still flying today. See the video below.




 

My flight in the B17 bomber with Chris Miller

Posted by Damien Collins on Thursday, February 1, 2018


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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

 

Famous as the “shark-mouthed” aircraft of the legendary American Volunteer Group―”Flying Tigers”―the P-40 was first flown in 1938

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk




Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

 

The Curtiss P-40 had a production run of 13,738 aircraft, making it the third most produced US fighter of WWII. Famous as the “shark-mouthed” aircraft of the legendary American Volunteer Group―”Flying Tigers”―the P-40 was first flown in 1938, and was used by the United States and many of its Allies throughout the war.




Curtiss P-40 Warhawk



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P-40 Kittyhawk Preferable to the Spitfire





P-40 Kittyhawk
P-40 Kittyhawk

 

Former P-40 fighter pilot John Bailey is of the opinion the P-40 ‘Kittyhawk’ was preferable to the renowned Spitfire.

It was one of the best fighters in the campaign over the skies of Papua New Guinea, he says. They were built with quality, dependability, and longevity in mind. The Spitfire wasn’t as good in that regard. Rarely could a full squadron of them be put in the air.

And he should know. His experience started at age 21 when in 1943, he flew his first sortie in the campaign. He flew 102 sorties against the Japanese while he was with 75 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force.



 




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P-51 Mustang Arriving From Fullerton




P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang

 

The “Old Guys” here will recognize these…Al Redick, Supe Hoisington, Dick Harrison, Jim Maloney and, of course, Steve Hinton. We just got the plane in from Fullerton.  From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, through reconnaissance missions and combat, fighting flying bombs and Me 262 Stormbird jets, P-51 Mustang pilots saw it all during World War II. 



QuickSilver P-51
QuickSilver P-51




P-51 Mustang: Seventy-Five Years of America's Most Famous Warbird
P-51 Mustang: Seventy-Five Years of America’s Most Famous Warbird

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War Birds Parked at Kingman, Arizona, Soon After WWII

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.  This photo was taken shortly after the end of the war.  Most of these spectacular and valiant B-17 bombers were sold to salvage companies shortly after the war.  They were reprocessed into all kind of metal products.  More than likely something used by everyone today has a little piece of history in it.




War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.
War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.

 

War birds parked at Kingman, Arizona, soon after WWII.  This photo was taken shortly after the end of the war.  Most of these spectacular and valiant B-17 bombers were sold to salvage companies shortly after the war.  They were reprocessed into all kind of metal products.  More than likely something used by everyone today has a little piece of history in it.





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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Line-Up

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.

 

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.  PHOTOGRAPHER / CREDIT: U.S. Air Force




Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses lined-up at Salina Air Base in Salina, Kansas during WWII.





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World War 2 Era Actor Van Johnson Poses In His Jaguar XK120

American actor Van Johnson, who became very popular during the war due to the absence of the establisted leading men, poses in his Jaguar XK120 parked in a croweded square.

 

American actor Van Johnson, who became very popular during the war due to the absence of the established leading men, poses in his Jaguar XK120 parked in a crowded square.  Charles Van Dell Johnson was an American film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and after World War II.





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Pacific Air Power Demonstration

This years Planes of Fame Air Museum Airshow celebrates 60 years of aviation excellence as one of the worlds premiere warbird museums. To get ready for the action, Here is the Pacific Air Power demonstration from the Planes of Fame Air Show 2015 in 1080HD.
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Pacific Air Power POF airshow 2016 High Definition version

This years Planes of Fame Air Museum Airshow celebrates 60 years of aviation excellence as one of the worlds premiere warbird museums. To get ready for the action, Here is the Pacific Air Power demonstration from the Planes of Fame Air Show 2015 in 1080HD.
This years airshow is scheduled for this weekend, May 6th and 7th, at Chinao Airport, don’t miss it!
For more information visit http://www.planesoffame.org

Posted by Tom Dozier on Tuesday, May 2, 2017


 

This years Planes of Fame Air Museum Airshow celebrates 60 years of aviation excellence as one of the worlds premiere warbird museums. To get ready for the action, Here is the Pacific Air Power demonstration from the Planes of Fame Air Show 2015 in 1080HD.




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Crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress Man-O-War

Crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress Man-O-War
Crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress Man-O-War

 

The crew of the Boeing B-17 Fortress “Man-O-War” from the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. This aircraft was shot down by Hptm Johannes Naumann on a mission to Kassel (Germany), crashing at Opijnen, Holland, on 30 July 1943. Eight of the crew were killed, two became prisoners.




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