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AT-6 Texan
The AT-6 Texan was used as a trainer during and after World War II. In 1943 to counteract joking by Allied pilots at an instrument flying school that the trainer was "frail," Col. Joseph Duckworth flew into a Category I/II hurricane to prove its worth. The information obtained by the weather officer proved invaluable and the Air Force has been tracking tropical storms and hurricanes since that time. (Courtesy photo)

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