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Vintage war planes come to Moffett Field

Original post made on May 25, 2010

Three WWII-era fighter and bomber aircraft will be available for up-close exploration May 21 through 29 at Moffett Federal Airfield as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour, a nationwide tour bringing rare wartime aircraft to the public.

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Posted by dennis
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

The B-17 and B-24 were the workhorses of the army air force particularily in the European theatre, and they are a sight to behold and hear as they fly overhead. We did the daylight bombing during the war and suffered many losses due to the flak and Me109 German fighters. Our airman were often very young, late teens to early twenties and the bombers were unpressurized and freezing. We owe a lot to these American warriors and I will definitely salute when they fly overhead. God bless America

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 1, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I took my kids to see the planes last weekend and it was a lot of fun. It's amazing to see how these 66 year old planes are still flying and I'm sure many volunteer hours must have gone into the restoration of them.
It was also sobering to see how dangerous and cramped the lives of crew members on these bombers must have been. We owe them, and anyone else who served in the wars to make the world safe for democracy, our thanks.

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