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Saturday, July 28, 2018:   More at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture. 
The U.S. Customs Service has a bagpipe band, which performed daily at the show.
A scale model of a Boeing B-17 drew crowds during the entire show.
A C-47 Skytrain, sometimes referred to as the Dakota.  Designed and built by Douglas Aircraft in the 1930s as the DC-3 airliner,
it saw extensive service in WWII.  Over 10,000 were built for the military.

Dick Cole, last of Doolittle's Raiders.  Dick was co-pilot in Jimmy Doolittle's B-25, which bombed Tokyo on April 18, 1942. 
Dick went on to pilot C-47s in "the hump" transporting cargo over the Himalayan Mountains between India and China.
The pilot on the right flew C-47 gunships called Puff the Magic Dragon, Spooky or Ghost Riders in Vietnam.  

Quote of the day:     The show was over all too soon.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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