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Mitchell B-25's over the ocean, on their way to attack a rail target in Northern Italy. (None of them are carrying a MOAB.)

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I just think old photos like this one are cool.

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I like the old planes myself.

Went to school with a boy who's father had been in the Luftwaffe on the eastern front. We got into building model airplanes. Between the two of us I think we built one of every aircraft in the Luftwaffe inventory.

Wish I still had that collection.

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Here's another old photo, this one of B-24's on a bomb run over German installations in France. One of the bombers is in serious trouble.

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A few days ago I saw the celebration of the Doolittle Raid on Japan. The last surviving member of the aircrew is 101. They had several (6 I think) B-25's flying in formation over the ceremony. The old vet had a big grin when they flew low over the crowd.

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t remember reading about him a while back. Wasn't he the flight engineer on Ted Lawson's plane, the "Ruptured Duck?"

Here's another photo I found just this morning. It's a B-29, beside an XB-36. Most folks don't realize the B-36 was actually developed during WWII.

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I have been close to a B17 and was actually pretty surprised at how small it was. Lots of engine and wing, not a lot of fuselage since it was engineered to carry compact heavy loads over long distances. I can see how they could not be remodeled very well into passenger or cargo aircraft after the war.

Bombing runs involving shoving a MOAB out the back ramp of a multipurpose utility aircraft may seem improvised and hokey, but it is actually highly practical.

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A couple more photos, just because I like these old birds. This one is the B-17G-50-VE (S/N 44-8167) of the 15th Air Force, 2nd Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Squadron, dropping a few eggs.

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I'll bet you didn't know the old B-25 was a gunship. Here's a close-up of North American B-25H nose .50-cal. machine guns and 75mm cannon. Note the mechanic working on the No. 2 engine.

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A P-51 Mustang and an F-22 Raptor in formation. The "Red Tail" indicates it belongs to the Tuskegee Airmen.

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The Raptor would probably win in a dogfight, but it might not be as easy as most people think.

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