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Saturday, August 11, 2012

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By Jim Larsen At the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Wash., the 25 WWII-era aircraft on display have been fully restored to continue flying into another century. USA TODAY asked FHC to share some of the highlights of its collection.

Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk


North American B-25J Mitchell

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny



Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk


Fieseler Fi 156 C-2 Storch


Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5


Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5


Hawker Hurricane Mk.XIIA


Mitsubishi A6M3-22 Reisen


North American B-25J Mitchell


North American B-25J Mitchell


North American P-51D Mustang


North American P-51D Mustang


North American P-51D Mustang


In the summer of 2003, Captain Harrison B."Bud" Tordoff - who flew the P-51 in support of daylight bombing raids against Germany - was reunited with this plane at the Flying Heritage Collection. It was the first time he had seen it since ceasefire.

The Hawker Hurricane, top, and the P-51 Mustang in flight.

Polikarpov U-2/PO-2


Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 Rata

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt



Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt


Original USA Today Article: http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/WWII+aircraft+in+action+at+Washington+aviation+museum/G4117

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