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Old warbird pictures from the 80’s

B-17 en B-25 Soesterberg 1981

B-17 en B-25 Soesterberg 1981

Earlier I published some pictures of a Spitfire visiting the Dutch airbase ” Soesterberg” in the 80’s made by my father. In the same Album I found some more old airshow pictures. On the Dutch forum milspotters I found some similar pictures from the same events in this topic Milspotters.

B-17 Soesterberg 1981

B-17 Soesterberg 1981

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North American Aviation, Inc. from the Library of Congress

Oktober 1942  B-25 wordt voorbereid op beschildering in de North American Aviation Factory(Credit: Palmer, Alfred T., Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USW36-240)

October 1942 a B-25 is being prepared for painting in the North American Aviation Factory (Credit: Palmer, Alfred T., Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USW36-240)

In case you are bored at a Sunday afternoon and if you like old photos, I can recommend the Flickr photostream of The Library of Congress’. This huge stream contains thousands of pictures from old newspapers but also includes great photo series from the war years in color! My previous post was about the B-25 Mitchell, I found in the archive a really a wonderful selection of pictures from the factory .. Who will say whether the famous Dutch b-25 Duke of Brabant Air Force is in one of these pictures.

Juni 1942 Een vrouw aan het werk aan vliegtuigmotoren in de North American Aviation Factory(Credit: Palmer, Alfred T., Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USW36-142)

June 1942 A woman working on aircraft engines in the North American Aviation Factory(Credit: Palmer, Alfred T., Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USW36-142)

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B-25 Mitchell gemist in 2011

North American B-25 Mitchell 2008 Tijdens Living history weekend Aviodrome Lelystad

North American B-25 Mitchell 2008 during Living history weekend Aviodrome Lelystad

After my last post about the absence of the Catalina from the Dutch airspace, I fear to also add the B-25 Mitchell on this list of “missing” aircraft. I’m talking about the B-25 of the Royal Air Force historical flight, or did he go again to the Duke of Brabant Air Force (DBAF)?

B-25 Mitchell KLU dagen 2004

B-25 Mitchell KLU 2004

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