And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
I'd rather fly it than be the nose gunner/navigator. But there was a lot of pucker flying those crates because a zero could make short work of them.ReplyDelete
PBY5A. My dad flew PBY's during WWII. He said the 5A version, with gear to land on land, destroyed the aircraft's useful load. The regular PBY regularly flew 25 hour 'Hops'.ReplyDelete
The Museum of Naval Aviation should be on every bodies bucket list. Over 200 planes inside and a bunch outside and Tuesday mornings during the winter the Blue Angles practice. Also go to the light house and downtown P'cola. It has the wrought iron balconies like Bourbon street with out the clowns peeing on your shoes.ReplyDelete
When I was a kid (I am 68) a PBY used to land at the Municipal Airport in Sault Sainte Marie, MI during the summer months for several years running. I remember riding my bike up there for a looksee, as I had built a plastic model of it. Not sure if it was someone's flying yacht, or some research rig or what. Awesome machinery.ReplyDelete