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George R Blair Jr
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Harlingen 1989 - Part 2

January 31, 2019 · in Photo Collections · · 5 · 1.7K
This article is part of a series:
  1. Time Capsule: 1989 Visit to the Commemorative Air Force Museum
  2. Harlingen 1989 - Part 2

In the midst of all of the recent posts that showcase some really awesome modelling, I wanted to send out some 1:1 inspiration. I have previously posted on a 1989 cross country trip I took to Harlingen Airport in a T-37 when I was stationed at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Texas. These are some more photos I took during my visit to the (now ). After giving one of the "Colonels" a tour of our our T-37, he offered to give a tour of his airplane. So these pictures are inside one of the CAF hangars, as well as some photos of his plane, a Heinkel 111. Hope you enjoy these.

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5 responses

  1. Great "tour" - thanks for sharing 'em.

  2. Interesting shots.

    The CASA 2111 (He-111) is gone, lost in a crash about 20 years ago. It had dual controls (not the case with the He-111) and was Generalissimo Franco's personal transport while still part of the Ejercito Del Air.

    "Diamond Lil", a C-87 transport, has finally been restored to her original B-24A configuration and markings.

    The F-82 Twin Mustang finally flew after restoration a couple months ago.

    The B-26B Marauder was unfortunately lost in a crash less than a year after you saw it.

    The P-63F was the only one of that type ever made. Was owned for many years by Jack Flaherty out here in California and raced at both Reno and Mojave (I once sat in it in 1973). It's still operational.

    "Devil Dog" B-25J has been restored to full original condition and marked as a PBJ-1J.

  3. Nice shots, thanks for sharing them!

  4. Thanks for sharing George.

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