Monday, September 4, 2017

Flying History!!

We were so lucky to have these WWII bombers at a local airport last week.
This show is amazing, the airport is only 10 minutes from home...
what an honor it is to have these planes visit the Jersey Shore every year.

First up, the B-17 Flying Fortress












This sign features more information on the plane you just viewed,
for those who may be interested.

Next up - The B-24J Liberator - Witchcraft






This sign features more information on the Witchcraft, 
for those who may be interested.

This Tf-51D Mustang was out when we got there and so we were able to watch it land and come in.
Someone on a private/paid for flight.



And a few more details on the TF-51D Mustang, if you are interested.

And a big thank you to the kind gentleman who took this picture for us.
A nice picture at an event we enjoy every year!!

I would also like to share one closing thought as I wrap up this very long post.
It is one thing to learn history from a book, 
and something entirely different to learn about it at an event like this.
I was privileged to meet and speak with a WWII veteran on this day,
something I will never forget!

23 comments:

  1. As always, excellent photos Debbie. I would have love to have been there.

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  2. I am looking at that painted slogan out of the corner of my eye, "Experience WWII." Um, thanks, no. ;) That's what they came up with? Ha ha.

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    1. I think they mean..... Experience, in a tiny, tiny way..... What brave military, did, during WWII, to insure our Freedom.

      Looking at that 'saying', in this way, makes it a wonderful thing to do. To almost feel the courage and heroism of all those men, who flew those missions. Even though, being human, they had to be scared to death. For myself, I swell with Pride, looking at these amazing flying machines.

      Just sayin'......

      Gentle hugs,
      Luna Crone

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    2. :)

      Yes, of course.

      I was just joking.

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  3. We used to have air shows every-year here and then for some reason they just vanished

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  4. Hello, these are all very cool photos of the World War II planes. It must have been nice to speak with the veteran, my father and uncles were all veterans of the WWII. Happy Labor Day! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  5. Wow what an experience to have to see these! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. What a special day! I'm so grateful that you shared this. The whole post gave me goosebumps.

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  7. LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!

    I read out-loud, all of that information, to both of us!!!! Love things like this. Super, super love it!!!!

    As I have said, we had our little time, flying. I took lessons, and he completed his, and we owned a little 4 seater, for a few years. till his eyesight gave out.

    Everything about flying and air craft, stays in your blood though.

    THANK YOUUUUUU!!!!!

    Luna Crone

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  8. I enjoyed reading the history of the planes. I love history. Great post. Thank you.

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  9. History came to life. How wonderful! Great old aircraft. They are well looked after.

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  10. WOW! Wonderful, Debbie. :)

    xoxo

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  11. Oh wow....what some really amazing planes and pics! Thanks for sharing your wonder pics. I have a friend that lives in Dorothy NJ, hoping to get up to visit and see some of Jersey soon.

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  12. Oh cool! Interesting planes! Great shots!

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  13. Very, very cool! As an Air Force vet I love this kind of stuff. I know you wanted to spin that propeller and start the engine! LOL! :-)

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  14. My husband and I would have enjoyed this one very much! My husband has a plane collection that we started years ago. The display planes will go to our Grandsons at some point. I enjoyed these photos very much. Of course, I always love the charming photots of the two of you.
    I love history and have read some great novels in this era. I had an Uncle who faught in World War 11.
    I think my husband might have a replica display model of one of these planes; I'm going to look. Loved this one; thanks dear friend for sharing this one!

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  15. There are so few of those Veterans left.... I had an Uncle who served as a tailgunner and was injured in that War. He married a nurse he met while in hospital. My Dad was in the Navy and I am old enough to have very vague memories of war talk while he was 'away' serving. We would have enjoyed seeing this event.

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  16. What a super event, lovely photographs.
    It must have been very interesting to talk to the WWII veteran.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Wow! Wonderful access to them! Great photos!!!

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  18. A wonderful day out. One my husband would love and your last photo is very precious.

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