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George Bush's Avenger  
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Do you guys know if GWB flew a blue Avenger during WW2?

I got a photo of one and it says "Lt. George Bush" on it.

Still in the upload queue though

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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5273 times:

George HW Bush flew in WWII. I thought a mock up of his plane was in Fredricksburg TX at the Nimitz Museum.

Lt George W Bush, flew and his Delta is on display at Ellington Field in Houston.


Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5259 times:

There are a couple of Avenger's making the rounds that have been painted as Bush's plane during WWII The blue scheme was pretty much standard for Pacific theatre TMF/TBM's.

User currently offlineDash 80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5239 times:

What "Delta" did George W. fly?


...where the rubber hits the runway...
User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

The F-102 Delta Dagger.


"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

I was talking about George Bush Sr.

But thanks for the explanation guys. I asked the guy who owned the Avenger and he said that this one is the original and they have made copies of it.


User currently offlineDash 80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

When did he fly the Delta Dagger? Was he active duty?


...where the rubber hits the runway...
User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5207 times:

George Bush the Elder flew TBM's in WW II. He was shot down and resuced by a submarine. His crewmen did not make it. George Bush the younger flew F-102A's in the Texas ANG.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

Anyways heres the photo


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Photo © PolishAir42 - Chicago Aviation Photography



User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6340 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5195 times:

GW would have had a rather hard time flying anything but a training toilet in WWII. In fact, I think he was born after the war ended. In fact I'm sure he was born after the end of the war.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Anyway, GH Bush did indeed fly, and was shot down, in WWII. Yes, the aircraft was blue (he was a naval pilot after all) and, no that is not one of his airplanes in the above picture.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

PRes George W Bush flew at the 147 FW, 111 FS 'Ace in the Hole'
at Ellington Field (then Ellington AFB) in SE Houston. The TXANG unit is till there ( I am trying to transition to it in fact)

There is a Dagger on Display just inside the Guard area with Lt G W Bush under the canopy. It was dedicated when Bush was still Texas Governor.

Former PResident GHW Bush was in Fredricksurg, TX for the dedication of the avenger at the Nimitz museum. There are some pics there of him and the airplane type. Cool museum check it out if you can.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

LOT 767-300ER, a note on the paint job on the TBM is your picture. The paint scheme was one used by the U.S. Navy around the beginning of WW II. The only TBM's (TBF's actually), that might have had this paint scheme in combat, would have been the 6 airplanes that were used in the Battle of Midway in June, 1942. They flew their missions from Midway Island. After that, the Navy paint scheme went to a dark blue with no red circle (meat ball) in the center of the star. It was felt that the meat ball could easily be mistaken for the red circle used by the Japanese. The airplane is authentic, but the paint scheme is not. Ex-President Bush's airplane would have been in the later paint scheme.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

I appreciate all the information guys!

Hope you like the photo though lol


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