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#61 R Michael

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 05:26 PM

Awesome photos all! I was watching that album on ebay and drooled over it often. Here is a photo that is in an album from a named soldier who served in the 26th ADG hdqtrs sqdrn. Did a little net searching and the 26th was in egypt shortly before making its way to India.
Bet this one could be ID'd especially with the skull and ace status


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:56 PM

NICE!!

That's P-40K #13 of the 64th FS, 57th FG. It was assigned to 1Lt. Robert Johnson 'Jay' Overcash. The serial number of this P-40K is said to be 42-46046, but I've come across some info that doesn't jive with the date I've mentioned below. According to one reference, 42-46046 was condemned on March 13th, 1943... although it's possible this is a typo or some other error. Hopefully I can sort this out in the future.

Anyhoo, Overcash made ace on April 26th, 1943 when he bagged two 109s while providing escort for Ninth AF B-25s and/or RAF Baltimores on a mission to attack a landing ground at Soliman South, Tunisia. His final score was five.

Another pilot from the 64th, 1Lt. Robert J. Byrne, also bagged two 109s on the same mission, bringing his total to six.


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#63 Plant#4

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 02:58 PM

Heres a couple of P-40 pics, Snafu is a war time RPPC that was handed out ( or bought at the px ) to the new recruits that were to take flight training in this model. The other shot is from Lincoln Nebraska, The Lincoln Institute, and was an aircraft that the new mechanics got to take apart and put back together, many many times. I wonder what happened to that bird. Dave

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 03:43 AM

Cool stuff, Plant#4!

That first shot shows an early P-40 (no variant suffix). I think there may have been some photos of this same ship on epay recently... will have to look through my archives and see.

The second ship, SNAFU, is a P-40N... probably from Randolph Field, Texas. A similarly marked P-40N from Randolph can be seen on THIS page from my P-40 website...


Here's some fairly recent pickups...

These first three were taken during filming of 'God is My Co-Pilot'. The fella second from right in the first photo may be a Joe Marcoux, who is shown in a photo posted elsewhere on the forum (HERE, fourth post from the bottom) by Charlie Biza. There is a resemblance...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/GIMCP004a.jpg


Two photos taken by Mac Julian of Warner Bros. during filming at one of Luke Field's auxiliary fields...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/GIMCP002a.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/GIMCP003a.jpg


This official AAF photo was probably taken at Luke Field itself. I don't know if this was actually taken during filming or not, but a couple of the movie birds are in the background, and I believe that our hero, Joe Marcoux, is also shown...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/PilotsLuke001a.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/PilotsLuke001z.jpg
All photos: Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection)


An interesting detail is the scorpion artwork on the nose of the foremost P-40N on the right... this is the emblem of the 64th FS, 57th FG. Perhaps there was a former 64th pilot working as an instructor at Luke?


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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:56 AM

Here's something a bit different... a vintage warbird photo...

This is the Confederate Air Force's P-40N circa the late 1960s or perhaps the early 70s. This was the second P-40 operated by the CAF, the first being a P-40M that was unfortunately destroyed. This ship was painted overall red when this photo was taken.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/2888293962_bc7d89824a_o.jpg


Here's a little-known bit of trivia... that P-40M I mentioned was the first aircraft acquired by the CAF.


P-40N 43-24021 was assigned to the 345th AAFBU's CCTS at Waycross Field, Georgia...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/2799315843_bbc337b7a6_o.jpg


And some anonymous P-40Ns...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/2799332237_3b5a99f6b1_o.jpg

All photos: Project 914 Archives (S.Donacik collection)


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#66 PhilHoff

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:46 AM

NICE!!

That's P-40K #13 of the 64th FS, 57th FG. It was assigned to 1Lt. Robert Johnson 'Jay' Overcash. The serial number of this P-40K is said to be 42-46046, but I've come across some info that doesn't jive with the date I've mentioned below. According to one reference, 42-46046 was condemned on March 13th, 1943... although it's possible this is a typo or some other error. Hopefully I can sort this out in the future.

Anyhoo, Overcash made ace on April 26th, 1943 when he bagged two 109s while providing escort for Ninth AF B-25s and/or RAF Baltimores on a mission to attack a landing ground at Soliman South, Tunisia. His final score was five.

Another pilot from the 64th, 1Lt. Robert J. Byrne, also bagged two 109s on the same mission, bringing his total to six.
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Will this picture be any help?:

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From the Life collection on google

By the way, I am new on the forum. I found this post while looking for P-40 pictures, when I remembered seeing Overcash's P-40 in the Life Collection. This picture seems to solve the serial number problem, the latter being 42-46040 (42-46046 is probably a typo).

HTH

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 05:22 PM

Here is a shot I took of a beautifully restored P-40E at the Sun and Fun Airshow in 2005.

I have built Heaven only knows how many models of P-40's but never realized until I took this shot that the fairing on the belly is open at the back and thus is actually an exhaust.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:57 PM

If you haven't been on the Google to see the photos from the Life Magazine archive, you are in for a surprise. Here are a couple of samples.

Make sure when you enter something on the search bar, you include "source:life" at the end of it.

http://images.google...G=Search Images

The other unfortunate photo is one we will all recognize from the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. There are dozens of images from that event posted on the US Park Service site for the USS Arizona memorial.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:23 AM

I am a new member, and I thought I would start out with a brief post about my Dad.
He was in the 49th fighter group, 7th squardron. This is picture of the nose art that he had
painted on his plane. This plane has been pictured in a few publications, but my Dad never
got credit for it! I have the original drawing that was used for the plane.
He flew 188 missions and had over 300 hours in the P 40. He had 2 victories, one that he
lost the confirmation with a coin flip.
Thanks, Paul M

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:02 AM

P-40 "Shirely Mae"

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:04 AM

P-40 SNAFU MARU

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 06:30 AM

All great photos.

Here is one of a line up of early P-40s. They are seen in 1941 in the Philippines before the start of the war. Pretty soon they would all be destroyed.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:06 AM

it's not a photo but a drawing. i did it with the age of 14 or 15.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

aint got no picture of one in my collection but an altimeter gauge from one of those:D

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:23 PM

P-40 Photos from Iceland

www.ww2.is ( under constuction, check later)


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:30 PM

This P-40 is seen in flight over Tunisia.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:33 AM

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b264/cornwood/Scalefest/Cavanaugh2008114-1-1.jpg

Hey Steve, do you have any more shots of that Finnish P-40M?

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:08 PM

Heritage flight, 2008 Offutt Air Show

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:51 AM

Excellent thread folks :thumbsup:

The P-40 has long been a favourite of mine since i first saw one as a kid....guess its the whole sharkmouth thing that just makes them look so cool.

Great pics of those Pacific based P-40F's,i thought they'd all gone to the MTO....did any P-40L's make the CBI/PTO?

I must say as a scale modeller this thread has light a fire so once my new Hasegawa 1/32 P-40N arrives from Japan i'll be in a building mood...plus i want it to with the P-40E & P-40K i've already done.

ATB,
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 02:32 PM

Yes, a sad end indeed...

That photo was taken at Walnut Ridge in Arkansas. Here's some more shots of P-40s at Walnut Ridge. They appear to be mostly, if not all, P-40Ns... including a number of TP-40Ns.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/P-40WalnutRidge001a.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/P-40WalnutRidge002a.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/P-40WalnutRidge003a.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/P-40WalnutRidge004a.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/P-40WalnutRidge005a.jpg
These next three photos also show P-47s, P-51s and at least one P-63. Perhaps there are others as well, but I haven't examined them closely yet.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/FightersWalnutRidge002a.jpg

There is a C-47 on Floats in one of these photos off to the right,just wanted to note this.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/FightersWalnutRidge003a.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/FightersWalnutRidge001a.jpg
Here's a closeup of the P-40s from the above photo...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/FightersWalnutRidge001z.jpg

All photos: Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum
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