Beaver Bob and Donna Marie at the WWII REUNION AIR SHOW

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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

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F4U Corsair. 2800 cubic inch, 2000 HP!! fastest Naval fighter at over 400 MPH

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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.

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Curtiss SB2C Hell Diver. These sunk the largest Japanese warship, the Yamato.

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Corsair on a photo pass. Bob’s dad, Fast Eddie, worked at the Chance-Vought factory in Stratford Connecticut from 1940 to 1943.

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This Grumman F4F Wildcat made the lowest and fastest pass: 20 foot at 265 MPH!!

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Grumman F4F Wildcat – Our front line Naval fighter at the start of the war.

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Boeing B-29 Super Fortress: Ended the war in Japan by dropping 2 atomic bombs.

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Curtiss C-46: Largest cargo plane of the era.

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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.

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North American P-51 Mustang. This example in Tuskegee Air Men livery.

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P-40 Flying Tiger and P-47 “Jug”

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Inside the P-40 cockpit. Still a beauty at 70 years old.

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“Off we go into the wild blue yonder”

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B-25 making a low pass.

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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!!

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B-17G: The most recognized bomber of the war.

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“FIFI” the only flyable B-29 in the world. What a sound.

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. The most heavily armed US fighter. 8 – .50 cals.

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B-17G taking off for a fly by

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“Tuskegee Red Tails” P-51B Mustang