Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bombers Over Rockport!

Last weekend we had all kinds of vintage WWII bombers flying over the house I’m living in. Just one of these would rattle the windows. Image the sound of one of those epic 1,000 bomber raids over Nazi Germay? Dang!

Word has it a retired art teacher is buying and restoring these old warbirds and using them to educate kids about American history. I’m glad someone is. A retired art teacher? That’s one hell of a pension!

The house was shaken by the following (OK – the hyeness is a huge history buff, and aviation freak)

  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator

  • North American B-25 Mitchell

  • North American P-51 Mustang

Cool stuff!