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Old Jul 6, 2009, 9:39 PM   #1
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Default WWII planes visit Loveland, CO

The Men's Club of our retirement center went to see the WWII planes which came to Loveland, CO, over the weekend. Especially impressive was the takeoff of the three, P51, B17, and B24, at the end of the day. It was also impressive to watch how energized these veterans became at the sights and sounds of the day.









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Old Jul 6, 2009, 9:53 PM   #2
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doc,
nice to see you..
our airshow will not be here till nov. or oct.
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Old Jul 6, 2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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Cool shots of interesting planes - looks like you had a good time. I love seeing the WWII planes, no matter if they are in the air or on the ground in a museum. And it's great to see you posting again. Sure wish I could manage to get to your beautiful state one of these days...
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Nice shoot'n Doc!
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Old Jul 7, 2009, 3:51 PM   #5
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Two of my veteran friends who found the day so memorable.







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Doc,

Nicely taken series of those war birds. I loved the P51. Made many a model of that plane as a kid. Thanks for showing them.

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I normally like to see the full plane, but the composition of your close shots are very well done. I think the best is the shot of the interior of the bombadier position on the B17. Imagine sitting there with flak all around?

If I am correct the P51 is a P51-C. It doesn't have the panoramic canopy of the D version. My uncle was killed in one of those C versions flying escort for B17's over Bavaria in 1944.

These were all nicely done, and very timely with the Independence day Holdiay. It shows what sacrifices those men made for our freedom. No pressurised cabins, no computer aids, no heads-up displays, - just seat of their pants flying. Thanks for posting.

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