Old Bombers @ Kingman AZ

H/T: Old NFO blog post.
“Historic pics from Kingman in 1947-48 as all the bombers were destroyed…As you watch, take a look at the numbers of bombing missions these birds survived, and how many were patched in various ways and places!”
It is a sad, but noble journey. The aircraft weren’t needed any longer, so they were stripped, crushed and recycled to make consumer goods. People were tired of the war and having to do without, so these proud and stalwart defenders of freedom gave up their materials-again- for the ones for whom they fought.
I know, I know. I’m imbuing feelings on an inanimate machine– still—.
Also notice the nose art; those young men knew what they were fighting for;) winking
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Filed under Guns, Memories, WWII

2 responses to “Old Bombers @ Kingman AZ

  1. I’m given to understand that you could have put down $750 in 1947 and flown away a de-mil-ed P-38. A dozen would have given you a great retirement… I also understand the USAAC/USAF sold engines-in-a-crate for peanuts on the dollar.
    Too soon we get old and too late smart….

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