90 y/o vet takes his WWII plane up

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  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    Here's a real cool story...I'm glad the aircraft restorer kept his word!

    90-year-old vet takes his WWII plane up for fly - Lewis Griswold - fresnobee.com

     
  2. Geedee

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    Brilliant

    Thanks for posting
     
  3. Heinz

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    Thanks, great story!
     
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    Very cool!
     
  5. timshatz

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    Pretty cool. Another lucky, lucky guy. Like the guy that made it through two nukes and is still alive at 90. Missing ending up in Manila and then going down on the first USS Langley is a lot of luck.
     
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    Really a good story. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing GrauGeist.
     
  7. ToughOmbre

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    Great, great, fantastic story GrauGeist!

    TO
     
  8. evangilder

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    Neat stuff, and it's great that Prevost took him up.
     
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    Excellent, he must have been on cloud nine
     
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    It's so nice to read these kind of stories - old veterans reunited with their machines once again.
     
  11. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Amazing! So great to read things like this!
     
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    wow.. great post... that would be something to see.

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    great story!
     
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    Great story!
     
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    Excellent, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thats just an awesome story!!! Great stuff!!!
     
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    WHOA! That's amazing!:cool::salute:
     
  19. Amsel

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    Thanks for sharing. A great story.
     
  20. Soundbreaker Welch?

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    I agree, great story. It must be really something to see again the plane you flew so many years ago. And to know it crash landed in the jungle no less!

    Just too bad about the pilot found in the plane. But it's nice to see how some WWII vets are still alive and well! :salute:
     
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