Friday, May 31, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Wings of Freedom Tour

This past Monday, we visited the Wings of Freedom Tour to see vintage World War II aircrafts.
The weather was rainy and cold, but that did not stop people from coming to see these restored beauties. Although I did not know how some people were able to stand there for an hour in just shorts and t-shirts waiting in line to get inside to see the bomber's interior.
The aircraft in the foreground is the B-17G Flying Fortress built in 1945 by Boeing/Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, Calfornia.

This is the B-24J Liberator bomber built in 1944 by the Consolidated Aircraft Company in Fort Worth, Texas. Its role in World War II was to fly missions over Europe and the Pacific as a strategic bomber.

Also on display were tanks and even a replica German Scout Car in the 2nd to last photo.
The volunteers dressed up World War II military outfits and the tanks were from the local Military Vehicle Technology Foundation museum which I did not know existed until I saw them there that day.

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- Karen

14 comments:

Kate said...

Airplanes have and always will fascinate me. Flying is an incredible feat for mankind.

uberrhund said...

What a fine way to spend a day, even a chilly one, visiting hands on history! Thanks for sharing with us on SWF!

eileeninmd said...

I love the airplanes too, looks like a fun visit. Great photos. Happy weekend to you!

LONDONLULU said...

Quite a few people I know would've enjoyed this! It's nice how there seem to be other "living history" events in different places, per the website. I like the detail captured on all those immense airplanes and other vehicles - worth the soggy weather:)

cocomino said...

What a fun event All of them are so cool

Indrani said...

Those are some great displays.

llandudnopictures said...

Tons to see and do with that display, the aircraft are particularly fascinating.

Joy said...

WE had also one here in Norway last year and there were many visitors too:)
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Jenny Woolf said...

An interesting day. The first photo really struck me, I think it was the silhouetted propellers against the sky.

Filip and Kristel said...

Wouldn't you just like to fly the first plane.

Greetings,
Filip

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Beautiful pictures! Reminded me of an Aero India show I attended a few months back.

Mandy Southgate said...

Those planes are in such a good condition! And what a nice touch to have people wearing old uniforms - sometimes you see the uniforms in cases or on mannequins but you rarely get to see how they would have looked in real life.

gregory urbano said...

very cool, something i would love to photograph!

syamktr said...

Coool photos.