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Old 05-08-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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WW2 Flyover of Washington DC - VE Day Celebration

I'm a huge WW2 airplane fan, so myself and a few pals jumped on our bikes and made our way to Downtown Washington DC today to watch the aircraft flyover in honor of the 70th anniversary of VE Day. It was spectacular! I've been to a lot of air shows, but it feels different when they are flying over the Tidal Basin and you're sitting on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial. You could feel the Thunder when they went by. Photos are not corrected, a little washed out...about forty to see....

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Old 05-08-2015, 03:17 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting, great pictures
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting and listing the planes. Someone has posted some more photos in the basement.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1063774
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:03 PM   #4
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A neighbor of mine well into his late 70's was little boy when Holland, his "homeland", was liberated. He has shared many stories this week and what it meant to him to see the American soldiers (turned out they were actually from Canada) march into town and help with reconstruction. The impression made was so strong that he was resolute to move here and make a life for himself. He is a naturalized citizen of over 50 years now and very grateful. I will share these pics with him over the weekend....

Just watching "Fifi" must have been a trill. WOW

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Old 05-08-2015, 07:31 PM   #5
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Nice photos. I sure wish I'd been able to witness that. Fantastic display.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:43 PM   #6
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I watched from near Mt. Vernon. Thanks for posting the pics. My pics were mostly into the sun so not great.
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My father, who is now 91 and hard into the grips of Alzheimer's, flew B-17's as a pilot at the tender age of 18 in WW2. It was a real meat-grinder, mostly all teenagers on those planes and a lot never made it home. There were two B-17's on that flyover yesterday.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:36 AM   #9
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Great Pictures

It would have been really nice to see that in person, as a aviation buff for most of my life. Lucky you who could see it.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:49 AM   #10
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Many thanks for posting those. You are truly blessed to have been able to hear that noise.
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We have the Collins Foundation planes flying over us this week. A B17, B24, B25 and a P51 duo seater. Been trying to get photos, but keep missing it. The Collins Foundation is the one that purchased the Littlefield collection of tanks. We went to one of the last showings.

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Old 05-20-2015, 10:36 PM   #12
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My father, who is now 91 and hard into the grips of Alzheimer's, flew B-17's as a pilot at the tender age of 18 in WW2. It was a real meat-grinder, mostly all teenagers on those planes and a lot never made it home. There were two B-17's on that flyover yesterday.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:58 PM   #13
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Finally got it with my crappy ps.



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Old 05-21-2015, 07:52 PM   #14
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http://allthingsaero.com/general-avi...landing-at-dca

One of the planes had a hydraulic leak which filled the cockpit with smoke. Had to divert and make an emergency landing. That link has the video from that pilot's POV (gopro helmet mount it looks like).
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