WWII War­bird Watch The Day Af­ter D-day

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Air & Space Smithsonian - - Forecast -

June 6, 1944, is ex­am­ined in ev­ery U.S. his­tory text­book and por­trayed in a dozen films. But what hap­pened next? How did air­craft help in the push to­ward Ber­lin?

Cel­e­brat­ing 70 years since vic­tory in World War II, U.S. war­birds will ap­pear at air­shows around the coun­try this spring and sum­mer. A photo es­say pro­files 25 types still fly­ing and re­counts the piv­otal bat­tles that made them leg­ends.

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