WW2 & Vietnam War Veterans Memorial – Tulare, California

If you happen to find yourself driving along Route 99 in California please be sure to make a stop at the American Veterans Memorial (AMVETS Post 56) in the city of Tulare next to Mefford Field, the public airport of Tulare County. This is no ordinary memorial as it includes a World War Two memorial with a USAAF/USAF Boeing… Read More WW2 & Vietnam War Veterans Memorial – Tulare, California

Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 Pacific Theatre Warbirds

Continuing the en masse warbird flying displays of the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 were aircraft that flew in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two. These included a Douglas SBD Dauntless, Grumman F4F Wildcat, Grumman TBM Avenger, Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero and North American B-25 Mitchell. Former fighters of the US Navy naturally dominated the flying displays… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 Pacific Theatre Warbirds

Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 European Theatre Warbirds

There is never any shortage of warbird action at the Planes of Fame Airshow and 2015 showcased many European Theatre World War Two era aircraft including a Bell P-63 Kingcobra (mostly flown by the Soviets as it was seen as inferior to the P-51 Mustang by the USAAF), the Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) venerable transport,  Lockheed… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 European Theatre Warbirds

Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: The Ultimate Photo Bomber!

You often see someone photo bombing another persons selfie and so forth but how about this World War Two era North American B-25 Mitchell photo bombing a Douglas C-47 Skytrain at this years Planes of Fame Airshow? Literally the ultimate photo bomber! Hawker Sea Fury “Dreadnought” soon turned the tables though. Here “Dreadnought” can be seen photo… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: The Ultimate Photo Bomber!

The Return of North American P-51D Mustang “Bunny”

On February 28th, 2015 the Palm Springs Air Museum in California publically unveiled their North American P-51D Mustang “Bunny” (44-7490) after 14 months of restoration and sporting a Tuskagee Airmen “Red Tails” scheme and new nose art of that flown in World War Two by Lieutenant Colonel Bob Friend (a patron of the museum) whilst stationed in… Read More The Return of North American P-51D Mustang “Bunny”