Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk (Warhawk). This was a surprise flyby as our group was packing up to leave. It didn't take off from here so it must be based somewhere nearby and we happened to catch him.
This plane is hugely significant (and maybe unlucky). It is the only airworthy fighter aircraft that survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was in a maintenance hanger after a wheels-up landing in October, 1941 and Japanese bombs were likely targeted elsewhere. Then in 1942 it was involved in a training crash that killed her pilot. The fighter sat on the side of a Hawaiian mountain until the 1980s when it was retrieved and restored.
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