Warplanes


A B-17 Flying Fortress, the Nine-0-Nine

  Click HERE to see the 909 taxi to a stop (2.5MB file)

Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger image. DSC_0752a.jpg (182656 bytes) DSC_0756a.jpg (230460 bytes) DSC_0763a.jpg (192152 bytes)
DSC_0687a.jpg (128985 bytes) DSC_0746a.jpg (152005 bytes) DSC_0690a.jpg (99217 bytes) DSC_0773a.jpg (100881 bytes)
DSC_0675a.jpg (184958 bytes) DSC_0721a.jpg (119569 bytes) DSC_0693a.jpg (158433 bytes) DSC_0775a.jpg (135541 bytes)

 

Reunion -- On Friday, May 4th, Mike Caldwell, at right, took his mother, Eloyce, and father Charlie to a fly-in at the Camarillo, California airport.  It was an opportunity for his father, at left, to board the last flying B-24 bomber, "Witchcraft".  Charlie was a co-pilot on the original plane.  He flew bombing and resupply missions out of England with the 467th bomb group.

 

Click on any of the thumbnails to see larger images of the B-24 "Witchcraft" DSC_0676a.jpg (142280 bytes) DSC_0677a.jpg (118291 bytes) DSC_0678a.jpg (119899 bytes)
DSC_0785a.jpg (105246 bytes) DSC_0700a.jpg (161593 bytes) DSC_0748a.jpg (84153 bytes) DSC_0668a.jpg (133264 bytes)

 

Takeoff -- The original Witchcraft was scrapped at war's end.  This one was painstakingly rebuilt and repainted in the exact likeness of the original.  

"...in tribute to those who built, flew, and maintained the B-24, and in tribute to all those who served in World War Two." 

 

Here are three shots of the B-25 "Tondelayo"

  2007   Daly Road Graphics 

DSC_0706a.jpg (106272 bytes) DSC_0722.JPG (81427 bytes) DSC_0782a.jpg (159788 bytes)

 

Left, a B-24 cockpit.  Right, "walking through" one of the engines.  "Oil tends to gather in the lower cylinders," Charlie told us.


P-40 Tomahawk at the Wings over Camarillo Airshow, August 21, 2011
Photo by Ray Smith 2011  Daly Road Graphics


Home  |  Photos  |  Resume   |  Graphics   |  Media  |  Ojai Server   |  Satellite  |  Links
Last modified:  September 20, 2011    2003-2011  Daly Road Graphics