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P-51 Mustang at Chino 2007
Gaggle of Warbirds
story and photography by Curtis Fowles

Anyone who has been to the Chino, Planes of Fame Airshow know what it is like to see almost every warbird in the sky at the same time. Just about all types flying today are represented at Chino. Two years ago there were five airworthy P-47s in the sky. This year, 2007, we were treated to awesome site and sound of three P-38 Lightnings. Next year? I don't know, but it will be a show to plan for early.

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Here is a simple rundown of the "Gaggle of Warbirds".

P-38F, P-38J, P-38L Lightnings
(6) P-51D Mustangs
(2) P-47 Thunderbolts
(2) P-40 Warhawks
F3F Flying Barrell
F7F Tigercat
(2) F4F/FM-2 Wildcats
(2) F6F Hellcats
F8F Bearcat
(2) Corsairs
SBD Dauntless
TBM Avenger
T-28 Trojan
(2) A6M Zeros
(4) B-25 Mitchells
B-17 Flying Fortress

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Wow, what a sound ... what a show.

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