Wednesday, September 7, 2011

B-25 Panchito at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo 2011


I had a great photography weekend.  In addition to several wine pairings that will soon show up on Craig’s Grape Adventure, I took advantage of some great photographic opportunities at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo 2011, along with a visit to Saint Clement’s Island.  I will be share more of this photography over the next week.

Panchito Guns

For today, I am focusing on a few photographs of Panchito, a World War II era B-25 bomber.  Panchito is one of the few remaining near 10,000 B-25s that were produced before and during World War II.  The Panchito and B-25 Mitchell have a long and storied history including the Panchito flying on the day of Nagasaki bombing with a view of the mushroom cloud, and one that crashed into the Empire State Building in the fog in 1945.

Panchito Guns-1

Come back soon for more photography from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo 2011static display as well as some photography of the Blue Angels in action.

Have fun, and go make some great photography.


1 comment:

  1. I just don't understand how my pics from the air show are so lousy and yours are beautiful! Gosh. maybe talent and knowledge on your part have something to do with it.