One Air Force

You might be sensing a theme here…I found a fantastic stash of photos of our military and general martial type characters recently. Leading up to Memorial Day on May 28th, I thought these would be a great tribute to our American heroes. I have no knowledge of the type of plane shown here or where the photo was taken. Even the pilot remains a mystery. I am guessing at the 1940s or 50s based on the shape and size of the snapshot.

UPDATE: From Iggy, “The Beechcraft Expeditor was designed by Walter Beech as a commercial aircraft in 1936. During WWII it was used as a military transport and as a trainer. It remained in production until 1969.” Thank you!!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mousleyka
    May 25, 2012 @ 13:23:07

    This is a Beechcraft (B-18) D18S Expeditor (commonly known as a Bug Smasher).

    The Beechcraft Expeditor was designed by Walter Beech as a commercial aircraft in 1936. During WWII it was used as a military transport and as a trainer. It remained in production until 1969.

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  2. Far Side of Fifty
    May 30, 2012 @ 14:43:58

    Great old photo!! :)

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