I headed down to the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. They were able to acquire the Memphis Belle from the Smithsonian. They decided to make a big to do over it.
For part of the events, they had some re-enactors at the Museum. I didn't get to see them, but they had some of their vehicles.
An Amphibious Duck.
A recreation of a control tower of the 8th Air Force in England. I kind of wish we could see B-17s take off from over here.
I think this is a car from World War II but I have no idea which one.
Another car from that era.
I think I like this one the best.
And one more.
I thought they were going to have a fly by of some of the remaining flying B-17s but I think it might have been too windy at the museum. After waiting a bit, I decided to head into the museum to see the exhibit. I don't think I've ever seen the museum this busy. I think that I will have to go back.
I tried to get an angle where I didn't have many people in it.
So then I took a whirlwind tour of part of the museum. It seems that most of the people were around the Memphis Belle. I got a relatively clean shot of the B-24. They moved some of the planes around. It kind of helped because it gave me different angles.
The Me 262 which was the world's first operational jet.
The nose of a B-29.
A P-61 Black Widow.
Another Memphis Belle. This one happens to be Memphis Belle II and is a F-105 Thunderchief.
I love the way they have this B-52 displayed. For the most part I can get clean pictures of it.
An F-4 Phantom.
The MiG-23 Flogger.
The A-10 Warthog.
The A-10's cockpit. It's funny because a World War II pilot would almost feel at home in this cockpit.
A MiG-29 Fulcrum.
The B-1 Bomber. I think this is the first time I've gotten a decent picture of this plane.