“Tondelayo”??? Am I going to write this whole article in Espanol??? Nope: “Tondelayo” is the name of the Collings Foundation World War II North American B-25 Mitchell. Let’s talk about World War II airplane names for a bit. I don’t recall ever seeing, or hearing of a Spitfire or Hurricane with a name on its fuselage. Same with ME-109’s and FW-190’s: every once in a while I’ve seen a picture of one with some kind of dragon or something else scary and/or “fierce” on the tail, but “names” up front are to me, rare if not totally absent. Japanese planes also.

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