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    Just read online that 14 warbirds including a Mustang, Wildcat and B-25 are being shipped over to Pearl Harbor onboard the USS Essex to take part in the V-J commemoration. The article did not specify who the aircraft belonged to or who the pilots and crews were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    Just read online that 14 warbirds including a Mustang, Wildcat and B-25 are being shipped over to Pearl Harbor onboard the USS Essex to take part in the V-J commemoration. The article did not specify who the aircraft belonged to or who the pilots and crews were.
    Good find!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, I would love to be there for that!
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    Aircraft pilots and crews have to be quarantined for two weeks before they will be allowed on the ship. That's taking a chunk of time out of peoples lives. Better safe than sorry.

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    Got to see a little bit of arrivals here in SD. The CAF actually only owns one of the planes on the ship being the Wildcat. John O Connor owns the Bearcat and his new PBY, a private group owns the other PBY, the Mustang is Lady Alice owned by Dr. Wagner, I believe all the T-6s, T-28, and Stearman are private, the TBM is actually a new one to be seen flying around which is one of the recent sales from the Connie Edwards collection along with the PBY that John O Connor owns but Im not sure who owns that TBM, and the B-25 is Old Glory owned by David Prescott all the way from her new home in New York! I think thats all 14...
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    Taigh Ramey was scheduled to have the Stockton Museum PV-2 Harpoon on board, but they blew an engine on the way and the Harpoon is now parked at Chino for an engine change. All the planes except the big twins and some SNJ's are stored below deck.
    Taigh is still on the cruise, here are some photo's from his FB page.

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    The TBM is reportedly an air racer from the California 1000 at Brown Field, San Diego.
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    Thank you, great photos.

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    The Essex has arrived at Pearl Harbor.
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    That's a great shot.

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    Fenceliner,

    Thanks for this link.


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