Monday, August 11, 2008

Thunder Over Michigan

Hello! Well I just got back from "Thunder Over Michigan" air show at Willow Run air field. I thought that you might enjoy a few photographs from the show.
The P-51D is painted up to be the fighter of Capt. Jim Browning, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group. The C-130H in the background is from the 179th Airlift Wing (Ohio Air National Guard), which traces its history to the 363rd FS. This C-130H was specially authorized to carry the colors of the 363rd FS.
The next picture is a TBM-3E Avenger.
Achtung!!! Jabos!!!
P-47D Thunderbolts flying in wingmen formations...nuff said!

In addition to the air show, Thunder Over Michigan also holds probably the largest WWII armor re-enactment in the US. There was eight tanks (if I recall correctly) and probably another half dozen or more halftracks! That is not even counting the trucks and jeeps!