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Email Autor Correction ID #1734301 / 42 Views
G-CDVX On display at the Flying Legends 2011 Airshow. This Thunderbolt was delivered to the USAAF as 42-25068. After the war, the Thunderbolt changed hands a number of times till it was bought by The Fighter Collection. It is painted as P-47D 42-74742 "Snafu" of the 84th Fighter Squadron, 78th FG based at Duxford. The 78th FG was one of the longest serving fighter groups of the Eighth AF and was awarded two DUCs. (more of G-CDVX)
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LN-WND Daks taxiing out in the late afternoon for their display at Flying Legends 2011 Airshow. This C-53D Skytrooper was taken on strength by the USAAF as 42-68823. It was transferred to England and then went to France in 1944 as “Little Egypt,” serving as transport for Maj Gen Ralph Royce, CG of First TAF (Provisional). After the war the aircraft went to Finnair, being used by Finnish President Kekkonen. The Dak was sold by the Finnish Air force to Dakota Norway, which flew it to Sandefjord in May 1985. (more of LN-WND)
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VH-PIV On display at the Flying Legends 2011 Airshow. This Warhawk powered by a Merlin engine was built in 1942. It was shipped to the Thirteenth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific, likely serving with the 347th Fighter Group in the Solomon Islands. The aircraft was abandoned on Espiritu Santo in Nov 1943. Recovered in the 1970s, the restoration was completed by 2011. The P-40F is painted as "Lee's Hope," flown by Lt Robert J Duffield of the 85th Fighter Squadron, 79th FG from Italy in 1944. (more of VH-PIV)
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G-BKHG Wears serial 479766. Built in 1942 (more of G-BKHG)
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XH648 Looking good for a repaint and restoration taking several years after the years outside have taken its toll since arriving here in about 1975 (more of XH648)
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QFO/EGSU - Duxford, England, United Kingdom
Arjun Sarup
Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung  Junkers Ju-52/3m
D-CDLH "Berlin-Tempelhof" taxiing in at Flying Legends 2011. Floatplane D-AQUI was named "Fritz Simon" and after ace "Kurt Wintgens". The Ju-52 was used all over Europe and Asia and was the flagship for Deutsche Lufthansa, which bought them by the dozen. It could carry 17 passengers or three tons of freight. Most of Lufthansa’s fleet was requisitioned during World War II. Despite the desperate situation, Lufthansa continued flying till the end of the war, operating Ju-52/3m D-AFFF into Flensburg on 5 May 1945. (more of D-CDLH)
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