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My Dad was rear gunner/mechanic for Dauntless Dive Bomber and F4U stationed here.
SBD Dauntless and TBF played a big role in battle of Midway. Navy F4U Corsairs and P51 Mustangs were always my favorite WWII fighters. Also P38 Lightning. A bad *** night fighter almost the same size of B25 Mitchell med. Bomber that most never heard of was the P61 Black Widow. All black. A four 20mm turret and four 50 cal. Turret top and belly. B26 Martin Maurader another great medium boomer. Just a little too big to take off from carrier. Doolittle fire bombed Tokyo with raid off Carrier with B25's. Some crashed in China. Japs were anilating China . Payback from Pearl harbor bombers . My uncle that I was named after flew the hump over the Himalayas from India to Burna. Supplying the Chinese against the Japs in a C47. He got shot up . Crash landed and died a day later. A friend's grandpa went down on the Arizona . I studied WWII from a young age. Was always interested in planes and tanks of WWII. I still remember a lot. Brain is turning now you can tell. Both my cousins were in M1Abrams tanks in Desert Storm. Youger cousin was outside of tank taking a leak. They cut loose with main 120 mm cannon. Knock him flat and out. Lost hearing in one ear, like me. Medical discharge. Other cousin to me, classified. I don't care anymore. They sent a lazor signal to French tank. No signal back. French toast. I'll probably get a knock at door now. I don't give a rats behind .
 
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SBD Dauntless and TBF played a big role in battle of Midway. Navy F4U Corsairs and P51 Mustangs were always my favorite WWII fighters. Also P38 Lightning. A bad *** night fighter almost the same size of B25 Mitchell med. Bomber that most never heard of was the P61 Black Widow. All black. A four 20mm turret and four 50 cal. Turret top and belly. B26 Martin Maurader another great medium boomer. Just a little too big to take off from carrier. Doolittle fire bombed Tokyo with raid off Carrier with B25's. Some crashed in China. Japs were anilating China . Payback from Pearl harbor bombers . My uncle that I was named after flew the hump over the Himalayas from India to Burna. Supplying the Chinese against the Japs in a C47. He got shot up . Crash landed and died a day later. A friend's grandpa went down on the Arizona . I studied WWII from a young age. Was always interested in planes and tanks of WWII. I still remember a lot. Brain is turning now you can tell. Both my cousins were in M1Abrams tanks in Desert Storm. Youger cousin was outside of tank taking a leak. They cut loose with main 120 mm cannon. Knock him flat and out. Lost hearing in one ear, like me. Medical discharge. Other cousin to me, classified. I don't care anymore. They sent a lazor signal to French tank. No signal back. French toast. I'll probably get a knock at door now. I don't give a rats behind .

Today modern fighter jets and bombers are obviously awesome, but there is something about those propeller planes that's just plain cool, their maneuvering, the machine guns. I just happen to be a big fan of them.

One I love that's more modern but now considered old, is the Warthog, the A10, I see those fly daily all over town.
 
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Today modern fighter jets and bombers are obviously awesome, but there is something about those propeller planes that's just plain cool, their maneuvering, the machine guns. I just happen to be a big fan of them.

One I love that's more modern but now considered old, is the Warthog, the A10, I see those fly daily all over town.
A10 Warthog's aka Thunderbolt II's are bad ***.. They retired them, lame, cause of F35''s but have a new A10 more stealthy. Check them out. I was on a late archery deer/javo hunt in Southern Az. Many years ago . I think area 36 ? I was looking over this canyon. I didn't even here those turbo fan engines coming from behind me until the A10.flew over me to my left Made me duck. He was so low I could see his face. Bad A.
 

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