WWSensei and the Yellow Rose

WWSensei has taken an opportunity to volunteer with the Commemorative Air Force. He’s now a ground-crew member helping to maintain the C.A.F.’s B-25 Mitchell “Yellow Rose”.

… I want to take this opportunity to make you jealous. Guess who is getting his first airshow trip as part of the B-25 crew tomorrow? Volunteering for latrine duty last week is paying off. Pics will come when I get back.

Wish I could commute to work like this every day.

Wish I could commute to work like this every day.

 

Edit/Update: Sensei was kind enough to upload a few more images, and this brief synopsis of his flight:

The trip was to Hearne, Texas to commemorate the establishment of a WW2 internment camp there. Most of the Afrika Corps had been imprisoned there after Rommel’s defeat.

Here are those images, along with Sensei’s comments on them:

Photo of the crawl slide over the bomb bay toward the pit. I was sitting in the back facing rearward and snapped this over my shoulder.

Photo of the crawl slide over the bomb bay toward the pit. I was sitting in the back facing rearward and snapped this over my shoulder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spar's bud and someone I now call friend. Dave Berrio.

Spar’s bud and someone I now call friend. Dave Berrio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Wringer, something you should find familiar.

For Wringer, something you should find familiar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Plague doesn't need to breakout the magnifying glass.

So Plague doesn’t need to breakout the magnifying glass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 young boys 16-19, getting ready to jump. What's scary is the real thing looked just like this too.

3 young boys 16-19, getting ready to jump. What’s scary is the real thing looked just like this too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 young boys 16-19, getting ready to jump. What's scary is the real thing looked just like this too.

3 young boys 16-19, getting ready to jump. What’s scary is the real thing looked just like this too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They jump (yes, they jumped from the R4D (Navy version of C-47)

They jump (yes, they jumped from the R4D (Navy version of C-47)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We brought a T-6 as well. My first day at the hangar I helped them take apart the tail to do an annual.

We brought a T-6 as well. My first day at the hangar I helped them take apart the tail to do an annual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some more of the re-enactors.

Some more of the re-enactors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

German officer.

German officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from the nose.

View from the nose.