The old warbirds of World War II

Every year for a few years now, the Collings Foundation has been bringing some World War II planes to the Westminster, Maryland, airport. This weekend, they brought three planes: A B-17 and a B-24 bomber, and a P-51 Mustang. After breakfast with my wife, where we discussed everything from my doctoral thesis proposal to what we’ll be doing in 2016, I headed over to the airport to take some pictures. There was even a random blimp and lots of private planes taking off and landing. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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3 thoughts on “The old warbirds of World War II

  1. People have benefited from those aircraft being used in war in terms of health and vision.
    One example is, a physician noticed that airmen and pilots would get fragments of the canopy embedded in their eyes, but there was no immune response to the clear plastic.
    Today, as a result of that observation and some experimentation after the war, we have intra ocular lenses.


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