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Fifi Back In The Air

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Mrs Glockrunner, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. This is Fifi. It is the only flying B-29 Super Fortress in the world. This is one of the combat airplanes that flew from Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tinian islands to bomb Japan and help win the war. It was usually escorted by P-51 Mustangs to protect her from enemy fighters but many thousands of planes and aircrews were lost fighting for our country.

    This happened at a time in history before we had long range missiles and electronics. These planes were flown by men from our farms and cities who left their families at home and risked their lives in high altitude gun fights. It was up close, brutal and extremely dangerous but they risked it all to protect our country. Many never came home again. We love, respect and honor all of our veterans. But we also have a love affair with the planes.

    If you get a chance to see her at an airshow, don't pass up the chance. You are watching history and she is the only one left out of thousands. This is truly a rare aircraft. Enjoy the video.

    http://vimeo.com/17388627
     
  2. 1gewehr

    1gewehr

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    Mar 22, 2006
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    Thanks for posting that! I saw her in GA years ago, and it was an awesome experience.