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What are some famous airplanes?

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2007-05-08 23:19:08

1. The Wright Flyer, by Wilber and Orville Wright, the first

airplane. 2. Sprit of St Louis, flown by Charles Lindburg. 3.

Spruce Goose, built by Howard Hughes Aircraft was the largest

airplane of it's time and was made mostly of wood. 4. The Enola Gay

dropped the Atomic Bomb. That's a few 5. "Glamorous Ginnie" - the

P-51 fighter plane flown by Chuck Yeager in WW2. 6. The Bell

Aircraft Company Model X-1 that Charles Yeager flew faster than the

speed of sound in 1947. Named "Glamorous Glenn III". 7. Voyager -

the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or

refueling. 8. Bell 206 helicopter registration N3911Z that was

flown around the world in a helicopter by H.R. Perot, Jr & J.W.

Coburn(with stops and not continuous) in 1982. 9. A B-17F named

"Memphis Belle" which was the first bomber to complete 25 combat

missions over Germany. 10. "Lady Be Good" - a B-24 that became lost

in 1943 and crashed in the North African desert. It was discovered

in 1960s. 11. Flight 19 - On December 5, 1945, five TBM Avenger WW2

torpedo bombers disappeared in the area that became known as the

mysterious Bermuda Triangle. 12. The all-red Fokker Dr.1 triplane,

serial number 425/17, in which Germany's top ace was shot down in

WW1. 13. U-2 spy plane piloted by Gary Powers, that was shot down

by the Russians in 1960 and caused an embarrasment for the US CIA.

14. Navy B-24 Liberator configured as a secret flying bomb,

exploded in air during WW2 and killing Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., the

brother to the future President. 15. Piper Saratoga II HP piloted

by John F. Kennedy, Jr. that crashed near Marthar's Vineyard(the

son of that same President). 16. A common Beech Bonanza that

crashed near Mason City, Iowa in February 1959, killing Buddy

Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.T. Richardson, aka "the Big Bopper".

That was the day that something touched me deep inside--the day the

music died.


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