20 Color WWII Photos Look Like They Were Taken Yesterday

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We found some amazing color photographs of aircraft in World War II. They were all taken in 1942 and recently released by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

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North American’s P-51 Mustang Fighter in service with Britain’s Royal Air Force.

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Consolidated PBY patrol bomber.

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Working on a Consolidated PBY at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Fueling a Consolidated PBY at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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A Consolidated PBY at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Aviation cadet in training in a vought OS2U Kingfisher at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Aviation cadet at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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A giant of the skyways poised for flight, Langley Field, Virginia. The four powerful engines of a YB-17 bomber are warmed up before a takeoff.

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One of America’s new warships of the air, a mighty YB-17 bomber, is pulled up at a bombardment squadron hangar, Langley Field, Va. It is set to taxi out to a runway and take off on a mission.

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Sailor mechanic fuelling a plane at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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P-51 (“Mustang”) fighter planes being prepared for test flight at the field of the North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Inglewood, California.

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