A vintage World War II SNJ-6, also known as the “Texan,” trailing smoke, pulls out of formation from another WWII aircraft, an SNJ-5, during flights in 2001 over Fresno. The vintage aircraft were used as advanced fighter trainers duirng the war, with over 100,000 Allied fighter pilots trained in these planes from 1940 to 1945. Sierra Star columnist Tony Krizan will talk about WWII pilots and their planes in a slideshow event July 15, 2018, in Mariposa.
A vintage World War II SNJ-6, also known as the “Texan,” trailing smoke, pulls out of formation from another WWII aircraft, an SNJ-5, during flights in 2001 over Fresno. The vintage aircraft were used as advanced fighter trainers duirng the war, with over 100,000 Allied fighter pilots trained in these planes from 1940 to 1945. Sierra Star columnist Tony Krizan will talk about WWII pilots and their planes in a slideshow event July 15, 2018, in Mariposa. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file
A vintage World War II SNJ-6, also known as the “Texan,” trailing smoke, pulls out of formation from another WWII aircraft, an SNJ-5, during flights in 2001 over Fresno. The vintage aircraft were used as advanced fighter trainers duirng the war, with over 100,000 Allied fighter pilots trained in these planes from 1940 to 1945. Sierra Star columnist Tony Krizan will talk about WWII pilots and their planes in a slideshow event July 15, 2018, in Mariposa. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file

Learn about WWII pilots and aircraft from both sides of the fight in July 15 Krizan talk

July 01, 2018 08:21 PM