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.
Saw one beautiful one on the ground at a local airport for maintenance of some type when I was a teen. The lightning and corsair are my two favorite piston engine planes.ReplyDelete
My Mom and Dad took me to see it, how cool were they?Delete
Last time I went through Burbank Airport there was a big empty field where the Lockheed plant that built that aircraft used to be.ReplyDelete
Lockheed moved to where the head of the Senate Armed Services committee lived when the F-35 Thunderjug contract was signed. Funny, that.Delete
The P-38 is the only fighter Lockheed's ever made that was worth a damn.ReplyDelete
The sixth picture down includes bushy head Jack Erickson himself.
Thanks for the link.Delete
You bet. I'm glad I'm not the only guy that appreciates what Mr. Erickson has built. He's an amazing man.Delete
Flying combat-veteran P-38F at National Museum of WWII aviation in Colorado SpringsReplyDelete
My Dad flew those. Lousy cockpit heat, he said, because you weren't sitting behind an engine.ReplyDelete
The "forked tail devil" according to the Germans....ReplyDelete