Confederate Air Force showing historical aircraft and simulated atomic bomb blast at air show in Harlingen, Texas
Harlingen Texas USA Date:1976, October 10 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Confederate Air Force showing historical aircraft at an air show (Airsho '76) in Harlingen Texas. United States fighter planes of World War II in show. B-17 and B-24 bomber planes in flight. Formation of three B-25 planes. Lead B-25 (tan) is the "Laden Maiden," one of many aircraft owned by John Stokes and flown down from San Marcos, Texas, to support Airsho '76. Formation consisting of F4U Corsair and F6F Hellcat in flight. B-29 Superfortress in flight piloted by Paul Tibbets drops a simulated atomic bomb complete with mushroom cloud. Tibbets was the pilot of the Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan. Following this air show, the U.S. government apologized to Japan for the re-enacted bombing. P-38 Lightning and P-47 Thunderbolt taxiing. B-17 and B-24 bomber planes landing and taxiing, including "Texas Rangers" and "Diamond Lil," the latter carrying a full "crew" looking out as the aircraft taxis past.
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