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Aircraft

Members of the "Mighty 8th" were assigned to bombers, fighters and carriers. Follow the links below (or scroll down, if you prefer) to photos of these planes along with links to websites about them:

          Bombers (B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26)

          Fighters (P-38, P-47, P-51)

          Carriers (C-47, C-53)

We would like to thank the following websites for allowing use of their photos:

American Aircraft of World War II
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/usplanes

American Combat Aircraft of WW II (part of HistoryCentral.com)
http://www.historycentral.com/aviation/index.html

Aviation Enthusiast Corner
http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/air.htm

The Air Force Historical Research Agency
http://www.afhra.af.mil

Bombers


Photo courtesy of "American Aircraft in WWII" website

B-17 Flying Fortress

Aluminum Overcast
http://www.b17.org


Photo courtesy of "American Aircraft in WWII" website

B-24 Liberator

Internet B-24 Veterans Group
http://www.kelleys_kobras.home.att.net/links/b24links.htm


Photo courtesy of "American Aircraft in WWII" website

B-25 Mitchell

North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber
http://www.b25.net

Photo courtesy of
The Air Force Historical Research Agency

B-26 Marauder

B-26 Marauder Historical Society
http://www.b-26marauderarchive.org/MHSarc.htm

B-26.com
http://www.b26.com

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Fighters


Photo used with permission from HistoryCentral.com

P-38 Lightning

P-38 Lightning Online
http://p-38online.com


Photo courtesy of "American Aircraft in WWII" website

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association
http://www.p47pilots.com


Photo used with permission from HistoryCentral.com

P-51 Mustang

MustangsMustangs.com
http://www.mustangsmustangs.com/
p-51/p51.shtml

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Carriers


Photo courtesy of "Aviation Enthusiast Corner" website
C-47 Skytrain

Photo used with permission from HistoryCentral.com

C-53 Skytrooper

 

 

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