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    Default Awww, The Lines of the Fighter,....

    Got some pics I thought you "Airhead Guys," might like to look at,
    at Chimo, CA, a couple museums there have some seriously nice restored Fighters, etc.

    Gotta Start with the Mustang I guess, Can you imagine your hands on that stick,....??







    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Default and, then, "The Jug, or Thunderbolt

    Then this Bad Boy, just Massive when up close, not a wonder at all, why they were so hard to take down,
    The P-47 Thunderbolt

    (stand yourself next to that Willy's Jeep for scale, on that engine compartment)





    and the German Engineers didn't do too bad themselves, Fockewulf 190
    man, if you're ever near Chimo, you gotta walk around one of these,
    Much Sleeker than in up close, than in the pics,... just an awesome looking Adversary,...



    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Default Some Up Close Details

    One more Fockewulf,



    the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, legitimizing the thread as an Alaskan Outdoor Veteran,
    Those Guns did some damage out at Kiska for us





    Along with the Wildcat Fighter, chasing the bad guys off US Soil,

    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Default Early War Veteran of Alaska's Shores, P-39

    The P-39 Aircobra,
    I've seen a few photos of these on a strip in Kodiak from shortly after Pearl Harbor, so like to think of them as the Original Alaskan Fighter Veteran,





    and the P-40 Warhawk, tho the Flying Tiger Teeth weren't bared over AK
    ( I don't think, maybe they traveled thru ?)
    But, the Warhawks saw some duty all up and down the coast,
    Nice paint job tho, eh?





    Hope you enjoy some of those,

    Anybody have anything to add, pics or stories,...
    about the Fighters and Bombers that flew over AK ??
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Awesome Pictures kodiak!!!

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    This one was used in the movie 1941..


    ..Its one the original Flying Tigers AVG and is still flying..
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    IndyCzar,
    I can't get to that link, did you leave any slashes out maybe? or how do I get there?

    By the way, That's CHINO, CA, not Chimo, can't believe I mispelled it twice,
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    had to edit...should be working now...That plane is at Frasca Field in Urbana, IL...I flew with Flying Tigers, (the airline before it merged)...Love those old war birds...

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