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B-17 and P-63 King Cobra gone for ever

Mike 1017

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My condolences to all the families and to the aviation community for this loss.

As a side, this was the first wok movement I saw and heard about as it went from Confederate Air Force to Commemorative Air Force.

Just like 'Smokey the Bear' changing from forest fires to wildfires.


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23 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Reno has been having much diminished warbird turnouts over the past few years too.

Hard to believe you could buy a fully functional WW II surplus fighter after the war for about the cost of a 10-year old Toyota today.

B-17s were sold out of Kingman, Az. for the value of the fuel in their tanks in some cases, then cut up and melted down for scrap on the spot.

There was a series of articles in Air Classics magazine years ago that covered the very thing you describe. Acres & acres of aircraft. The articles were well illustrated with photos from the Bill Larkins collection who spent many days in the Kingman disposal depot taking photographs. Fascinating reading.

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