Beaver Bob and Donna Marie at the WWII REUNION AIR SHOW
Donna Marie and Beaver Bob at the WWII Reunion Air Show, Reading Air Port. Bob has a real passion for WWII aircraft. They pose in front of Bob’s favorite, a P-40 Curtis War Hawk. This model is dressed in Flying Tigers colors that served in CBI. – China-Burma-India
F4U Corsair. 2800 cubic inch, 2000 HP!! fastest Naval fighter at over 400 MPH
Douglas SBD Dive Bomber. The plane that stopped the Japanese in the Battle of Midway by sinking 4 Carriers, effectively ending their Naval Air Dominance.
Curtiss SB2C Hell Diver. These sunk the largest Japanese warship, the Yamato.
Corsair on a photo pass. Bob’s dad, Fast Eddie, worked at the Chance-Vought factory in Stratford Connecticut from 1940 to 1943.
This Grumman F4F Wildcat made the lowest and fastest pass: 20 foot at 265 MPH!!
Grumman F4F Wildcat – Our front line Naval fighter at the start of the war.
Boeing B-29 Super Fortress: Ended the war in Japan by dropping 2 atomic bombs.
Curtiss C-46: Largest cargo plane of the era.
North american B-25 Mitchell medium bomber. The most beautiful bomber ever. The B-25’s struck a blow for the US by bombing Toyko in June of 1942, only 6 months after Pearl Harbor.
North American P-51 Mustang. This example in Tuskegee Air Men livery.
P-40 Flying Tiger and P-47 “Jug”
Inside the P-40 cockpit. Still a beauty at 70 years old.
“Off we go into the wild blue yonder”
B-25 making a low pass.
Consolidated B-24 Liberator. Most produced bomber of the war. 8,700 were built under license at the the Ford plant in Willow Run, Michigan. They came off the assembly line at 1 per hour!!
B-17G: The most recognized bomber of the war.
“FIFI” the only flyable B-29 in the world. What a sound.
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. The most heavily armed US fighter. 8 – .50 cals.
B-17G taking off for a fly by
“Tuskegee Red Tails” P-51B Mustang