SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 010

The background for these posts can be found in THIS post.

In brief, these posts serve to introduce new readers — and reintroduce regular readers — to photos from the early days of this blog and, occasionally, to photos from days before this blog came into existence. And, like today, relatively recent photos.

Today, I offer a gallery with 192 photos originally shared in THIS post and it’s about Pueblo’s Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, in Pueblo, Colorado.

The Museum commemorates the site of Pueblo’s WW II B-24 training base which was in operation from 1942 through 1946.

There is a lot of information, donated artifacts, and history on display in two indoor hangars and a modest outdoor display.

B29 Superfortress

I’m a sucker for air museums and this one was a pleasant surprise.

This map shows the various bombing runs hitting various targets in Japan. Notice that many of these sorties were just prior to, and a few just after, the August 6th Hiroshima bombing.

Some of the equipment on display is a reminder of just how far we’ve come when it comes to electronics.

I used to have (and use) an Olivetti typewriter (a little newer than the one in the photo).

Next up, a C-47 Skytrain. I’ve probably seen these in some adventure movie or other, and they evoke images of adventures in far-away lands. Of course, many might know it by it’s civilian designation, the DC-3.

As mentioned, they have other stuff on display, not just planes.

This was the support helicopter during the recovery of Alan Shepard and the Freedom 7 capsule.

Anyone who grew up during the Vietnam war would recognize the sound of one of these . . .

And many people would recognize this machine from Having watched M.A.S.H.

Not much as far as controls or instruments go.
I don’t think they had an actual body there.

I thought this next plane was the nicest looking of the planes here. Meaning the one that got to me think “I’d like to have and fly that plane”.

If you liked dials, you’d be in heaven flying this plane.

Anyway, lots of nice planes there, and here are a few more of them.

Fairchild C119 Flying Boxcar (Flight of the Phoenix movie had one of these planes and James Stewart).
B47-E Stratojet
And, of course, an Army Jeep (non-flying)

Plenty more in the gallery.

Note: the transition is set to 2sec, but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can still scroll through the photos, or interact in other ways.

Slideshow of Pueblo’s Weisbrod Airplane Museum (252 photos)

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