Children’s view of History – World War 2 Aircraft

13775351_307350989606990_7341841703065603549_nHi everyone my name is Connor and I’m 11 years old. My mom is Adela. The thing I love to learn about is airplanes of WW2. I love talking about them and seeing them up close. We went to WW2 museum in New Orleans and we saw so many planes. Here are a few that I really like.

My favorite plane is the B17 Flying Fortress. They were used to bomb bases and vehicles during the war. It also had guns that helped defend itself from enemy planes. There was 10 people on the B17: Pilot, co-pilot, navigator, bombardier/nose gunner, engineer/top turret gunner, radio operator, 2 waist gunners, ball turret gunner, and a tail gunner. The most famous B17 was the Memphis Belle.

There was an even bigger bomber called B-29 Superfortress. The most famous one was the Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on Hiroshima.13700032_307350962940326_3783770761441044839_n

Some other planes that where used during the war where the P51 Mustang, Spitfire, and Corsair. The P51 Mustang was a long range fighter plane that protected the B17 and shot down enemy aircraft. Most of the pilots named their planes after girls and some had shark faces on them. The Spitfire was a British plane that was a short range single pilot fighter. The F4U Corsair had bent wing design wich made it very aerodynamic. All 3 were really fast.

I could go on and on but Pokémon Go is calling me back. Thanks for reading everyone.

Connor

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