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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Flying into Pearl Harbor history in vintage plane

A T-6 Texan, the same type of plane flown in vintage-plane tours in Hawaii (the U.S. Navy designates it as a SNJ-5), is shown in a 1950 photo over Texas. (In the background is an F-80.) The T-6s were controller planes whose crews pointed out targets to bombers.