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So Many WWII Fighters In One Place, Axis Powers Would’ve Been Scared

This Popular Gathering Draws Warbirds From All Over The World to Nampa

Warbird Roundup 2017 Featured A Stellar Lineup of World War II Fighters

72 years after ditching in an Austrian lake, the Evansville, Indiana-built Republic P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt “Dottie Mae” 42-29150 (NX47DM) was unveiled to the public for the first time and took to the skies again at the Warbird Roundup 2017 at Nampa near Boise in Idaho. The pilot who last flew her in 1945 was on hand to witness the flight of the absolutely pristine Thunderbolt after 12 years of restoration work. Thanks to YouTuber Trizity Traveling for uploading this comprehensive clip of warbird action at the 2017 Roundup.

Also appearing in the video are the Baa Baa Black Sheep veteran Vought F4U-1A Corsair BuNo 17799 (NX83782) owned by Planes of Fame, Lockheed P-38J-20-LO Lightning “23 Skidoo” 44-23314 (N158AM) owned by Air Museum Incorporated, North American TF-51D Mustang “Lady Jo” 44-84860 (N327DB) owned by Daryl Bond, P-51D-30NA Mustang “Speedball Alice” 44-74389 (N64824) owned by Julia Vance, and P-51D-25-NT Mustang “Blood Brother” 44-84615 (N55JL) owned by Phil Petrick.

BONUS: Here is a second video from the Roundup featuring additional warbirds. Enjoy!

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Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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