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They have a pretty cool WWII airplane museum a couple hours North of San Diego, (March AFB) I think. I made a visit once when I was attending some training at CALFire, those old planes are works of art.
MikeMI, many thanks for sharing that link and some incredibly sharp pictures of the Spitfire. I have always had a fondness for the old war birds and make it a point every year to attend the Cleveland Air Show. Some of the legacy fly byes are just plain great to watch. I have always been a supporter of the Commemorative Air Force, formerly the Confederate Air Force. A few years back I was fortunate enough to get to a Gathering of Mustangs air show down in Columbus, Ohio's Rickenbacker Field. Again, thanks for sharing.
My dad worked on Spits, Hurricanes, Mosquitoes etc during and, after WW2, and I used to see them in the air from time to time as a nipper, and occasionally up close. Mosquitoes were the plane for me, but I also liked the P41 Mustang, Catalina, Typhoon, Sea Fury, Lancaster (but not to fly in), B17 flying fortress, B24 Liberator, B29 Super-fortress, Dakota...
Then there is the Spitfire - in a league of its own
I worked on RAF ground radar too: CPN4/NPN11 ground control approach (GCA) radar in 1965/66, which was dead handy because I was air RADAR by trade.
Our RAF Entry had a reunion in 2012 at a local country hotel. The organisers laid on a Spit flyby, but unfortunately the Spit was US so a Hurracain stood in- just as good and it was nice to hear a Merlin engine once again.- it was a magic day.