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Old 06-06-2019, 10:42 AM
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Flakbait (B-26) is the only known Allied Aircraft, with it's original D-Day markings, remaining in the world. It can be seen at the Smithsonian Udvar Hazy Center. (Last I checked it was still on the restoration hangar floor visible from the second deck observatory)

https://www.airspacemag.com/history-...pes-180972226/

https://airandspace.si.edu/events/d-...th-anniversary

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I’ve seen! Also IIRC it flew the most missions during the war. Also, there’s a float plane that was at Pear Harbor at the bottom of the ramp. Nothing special, not restored nor likely to be, just a survivor of the 7th.
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The Pearl bird is a JRS-1. The JRS-1 was sort of like an E2 of it's day - sans carrier ops. It did mail runs and did some aerial photo recon. During the attack the plane was undamaged and post attack the Navy did use it to try and snuff out the Japanese fleet. It's 1 of 3 Pearl Harbor Veteran aircraft remaining in the world.
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Thanks for the reminders!
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Very cool!
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Not D-day related, but at Pearl Harbor, Hangar 79 still has original glass (from 1939) with bullet holes from Dec 7th

https://z-upload.facebook.com/PearlH...%3A%22R7%22%7D
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Not D-day related, but at Pearl Harbor, Hangar 79 still has original glass (from 1939) with bullet holes from Dec 7th

https://z-upload.facebook.com/PearlH...%3A%22R7%22%7D
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