Some Guys That Like A Taste of History

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Some Guys That Like A Taste of History

St. Charles County Mo has two days to take a visit to the past.  Today and tomorrow, Aug. 23rd and Aug. 24th, folks can take a trip to St. Charles County Smartt Airport.  While you are there you will airplanes from the WWII era.  While I was there today the first aircraft I saw was C-47, one workhorse of an aircraft and used many times after WWII.  You will see a B-25 and various other planes with a history.

The best way to get to Smartt Field, take Hwy. 94 north approximately 8 miles from hwy. 370 to Grafton Ferry Road and turn left and drive about 1 mile to the airport.  The hours are from 9am to 5pm

These guys like their history what about you?

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Don:  Oh, you're speaking my language!  I love history and my brother is an Air Force pilot who started getting the family involved in avionics history at a very early age!  This is right up my alley.

Debe in Charlotte 

Aug 23, 2008 11:34 AM #1
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Wow, Liam would have loved that!  I took him to March Air Museum in California once and he was ecstatic.  We havetaken him several times to Patrick Air Force Base in Florida (Dad can get us on base) and he has a BLAST!

Aug 23, 2008 11:38 AM #2
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Don...

I love old aircraft especially military aircraft. My dad was the tail gunner in a B-29 and wow, was that gun turret ever small. I enjoyed the slide show, thanks.

Aug 23, 2008 12:15 PM #3
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Debe,

Being in the Air Force and seeing these planes OMG.talk about bringing back some memories.  I hear what you are saying.  Thank you ma'am for dropping in tonight.

Aug 23, 2008 12:25 PM #4
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Leesa,

Watch out Mr. Liam could be a prime candidate for the USAF...:-))

Aug 23, 2008 12:27 PM #5
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Richard,

I loved the B-25 but, could not get a clear pic of the tail turret.  You could tell that they almost had to lay prone to do the job.  The front gunner was surrounded by clear plexiglas not a very good thing.  But I can clearly remember the C-47 and the T-33.  It was a good day for me and I am glad I could make yours too my friend.

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Melody Botting
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This is really cool!  Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Aug 23, 2008 01:01 PM #7
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Melody,

Thank you ma'am I am glad that you enjoyed.  Have a GREAT Sunday.

Aug 23, 2008 01:21 PM #8
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Don- I love history!!!  Thanks for sharing it with all of us. 

My grandfather was on a destroyer escort ship in the Navy in WWII- about 10 years ago, the whole family toured the "sister" ship of the one he was on.  It was a reality check to see the engine room where he worked, the bunks where they guys slept, and where they ate.  My grandfather was so proud to tell the people running the tour that he was on a similar escort and now his wife, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughter (there was only 1 at the time!!) were getting to see it.  Thanks for taking me back to that wonderful day!!!

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Becky,

You are so very welcome.  If you grandfather is still here please let him know that I have said thnk you for his service and I am glad that you had the opportunity to relive some of the comforts that those guys had. :-))  It truely was no day at the beach.

Thank you ma'am for sharing your experience.

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