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ALBANY, NY – A New York-built American fighter that's one of the few remaining still-airworthy planes to survive the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is being donated to a Massachusetts-based organization that flies World War II aircraft at living history events across the nation.
Robert Collings, executive director of the Stow, Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation, said that the purchase of the Curtiss P-40B Warhawk from an aviation museum in England was completed this week. The plane will be disassembled and shipped to the United States, where it eventually will fly over Buffalo and other cities, with plans to participate in the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in 2016, he said.
"The history that comes with it is pretty special," Collings said Friday, the day before the 72nd anniversary of the surprise attack in Hawaii that launched the U.S. into the Second World War. "It was obvious that we needed to get this airplane back to America."
Also I used to volunteer at Air heritage at Beaver county airport PA. I was wondering of some of our aircraft histories. In particular a C-123 liberator. Or "Thunder pig " I went through the paper work on its past. The flight crew insist it was also based in Pittsburgh. But no matter how hard I try. I can't find proof. Is there a special listing that's only privy to some people?
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Well, I stand corrected on the condition of the plane because the linked article had an old photo (black and white) but it still seems odd to me that someone has millions of dollars for a machine, but nothing for charities that still support WW2 veterans and their families. Again no disprespect intended but the waste seems absurd to my humble and probably quite lacking intellect.