I would love to have seen the original Precious Metal, especially with the lower canopy. Sigh, I guess I will have to settle for the new Griffon powered one.
Might as well throw Georgia Mae in there as well. Any pictues Mr. Dawson?
Thanks for the picture.
Sweet- "Georgia Mae" -
Mon. 9/8/86-Reno NCAR-Qualifying & Practice Days: Wiley Sanders' gorgeous high-buffed natural metal-finish P-51D Mustang Unlimited Class racer- #69-"Georgia Mae" (N10607) rests on the pit tarmac at Stead Field, fully-rebuilt & restored back to pristine airworthy condition, after her severe ground-loop landing accident damage the year before @ Reno '85.
"Remember The Raiders!"-
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of WW2's heroic & daring July 18, 1942 "Doolittle Raid" on Tokyo. Only 5 surviving raiders remain & they, along w/all their strike-force's departed comrades-in-arms,-shall never be forgotten for their daring epic mission's huge accomplishment, which did so much to help raise our great country's morale, during the darkest-days of the war.
Our brave veterans make us proud to be American & we're blessed by their service & sacrifices-rendered on our behalf. We owe them all so much. The Raiders exemplify the American spirit. Long-Live the memory of Jimmy Doolittle & his courageous Tokyo Raiders today & forever!!!
"Blue Skies & Tailwinds", Gentlemen!
* Official Raiders Reunion Home Page: http://www.doolittleraider.com/
* Crew lists/photos: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/fac...t.asp?id=15352
(We can also proudly-note when remembering our hero-Jimmy Doolittle, that he was also one of Air Racing History's great champion air race pilots!)
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RACE: Sat. 9/16/83-UNL HT#2- Bob Yancey & his F4U-4 Corsair- #101-'Old Blue' (NX49092) skim just above the desert sagebrush,-heading f/old Outer 4 Pylon. Bob finished 5th in last place @ 332.060-av/mph in this 6-lap event (-which was won by Steve Hinton, flying the Planes of Fame Museum's Super Corsair- Race #1-'Bud Light Special' @ 403.578-av/mph).