Warbirds in Review 2016 R. A. "Bob" Hoover with the A-20 "Havoc" and P-47 "Thunderbolt"

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Bob Hoover has flown almost everything. When asked about appearing with the A-20 Bob’s reply was “Sure, I have a great story about the A-20.” 

Bob Hoover, the "pilot's pilot", a man who has served his country in war and peace as a fighter pilot, test pilot and as a master of aerobatics will tell a few “Hoover” stories.

Even though it was the most produced Army Air Forces attack aircraft of WWII, the A-20 “Havoc” was so quickly replaced by other warplanes that few are left to restore. The Lewis Air Legends Collection is proud to fly what is probably the only airworthy model in existence. Rod Lewis has been quoted: “The A-20 represents to the collection ‘Lewis Air Legends’ one of the absolute jewels of what I am taking care to pass on to the next generation in order to show the world these amazing aircraft and to honor those that fought for our freedom.”  The P-47 “Jug” as it was known was the largest,heaviest, most expensive fighter-bomber ever powered by a single engine. Despite the unkind nickname, the Thunderbolt was held in high esteem, serving in every corner of every theater of WWII, and raining thunder on Japanese and German aircraft alike. Before it was replaced by the Mustang in missions over Europe, the P-47 racked up 3,752 air-to-air kills in nearly three-quarters of a million total sorties.  2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the P-47, so a special thanks to Rod Lewis for supporting Warbirds in Review.

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