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#126 B-17Guy

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

She needs fixin'... ie; she's 'bent'... it's a British term I like to use.
Anyhoo, here's one from the same series as a color shot I posted earlier in this thread. That earlier image was scanned from a somewhat modern and very crapola print that looks like it was made from a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a print made from the original slide, but this image here was made from an original print of a Curtiss factory photo.

That's Lloyd Child behind the stick...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/P-40D002a.jpg
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Sorry mate, I have spent a lot of time as a pilot flying in UK, but never heard that term used that way.
Thanks for more education.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:20 PM

Thank you all for posting these great pictures!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

Sorry mate, I have spent a lot of time as a pilot flying in UK, but never heard that term used that way.
Thanks for more education.
Best, John

Hmmm... maybe it was a WWII thing? That's where I picked it up, from WWII vets and books and such.

Thank you all for posting these great pictures!

For my part... you're quite welcome, guy... here's another.


P-40s at Drew Field...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/DrewField001a.jpg
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And a closer look...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/DrewField001z2a.jpg


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#129 Keith

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:17 PM

Saw a prop for a P-40 at a garage sale Wed. You just never know what is out there!!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:45 AM

During WWII large format (10 x 13 3/8in) Air Trails magazine was published in the USA. They had then very attractive centrefolds with the US-built military airplanes. Just a few days before Pearl Harbor the December 1941 issue was published with a nice P-40 on the centrefold. Here is this issue and centrefold from my collection.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:58 AM

Yet another thing from my library -- Flying, Vol. 34 No. 4, April 1944 and its beautiful front cover.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:38 AM

Generalfeldmarschall Rommel inspects a downed Tomahawk...

I've run across at least one source which states that this Hawk was downed by Hans-Joachim Marseille.
Dunno if that truly was the case or not, though...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/6112235484_458f8b6825_o.jpg
From: Fighter! Luftwaffe Fighter Planes and Pilots by Werner Held
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Hi Blackwolf, here's a link to an aircraft just found in the North African desert the article is dated May 2012, and there is also some video footage if you look on youtube. ;)

Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara... 70 years after it crashed in the desert. Pilot of the Kittyhawk P-40 was thought to have survived crash, but died trying to walk out of the desert

Aircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched, after it came down in 1942


http://www.dailymail...ara-desert.html


Youtube links

http://www.youtube.c...0.0...0.0...1ac.


Blue-skies

ken



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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

Curtiss-Wright Salutes The Flying Tigers


One more thing from my US WWII press collection. Here is one of my favourite American wartime press ads. Source: Aero Digest, Vol. 41 No. 3, September 1942, page 9.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:17 AM

Here's a few shots from the Philippines. Charlie Flick showed one of these way back in post 72.
Here are a few more from the same set. I wonder if this is Clark Field?
The date on these is December 1941. I'm thinking it must be before December 7 otherwise they wouldn't be so calm, relaxed and lined up.
I wonder how many of these made it through the big first attack on Clark...

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:25 AM

I know these are'nt P-40s but I couldn't resist adding these peashooters from the Philippine Air Force, also December 1941 from the same photographer as the ones above.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

Apathy... thanks for the links. Here's a page from my P-40 site for that same Hawk:

Hawk of the Sahara


Gregory... nice stuff! I think I may have that same ish of 'Flying', or at least another rag with the same photo on the cover. I'll dig it out and have a look.

I'd not seen that spread of AK571, the British Kittyhawk, before... although the photo itself is quite familiar to me.

Here's a page I added to my P-40 site recently for that very bird:

Kittyhawk I AK571


Vostok, that LIFE stuff is pretty groovy... here's another from the same series:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/24PG004a.jpg



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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:02 PM

I think I may have that same ish of 'Flying', or at least another rag with the same photo on the cover. I'll dig it out and have a look.

Same one... wonder how many more copies of this ish still exist...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/DSC_0019b.jpg


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:43 AM

Here's a couple shots of three unknown (to me) pilots with an anonymous P-40F.

The only possible identifying mark is a '59' on the gear door in the second shot. Haven't really looked into that yet...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/P-40FUnk001a.jpg
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#139 Gregory

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:09 AM

During WWII large format (10 x 13 3/8in) Air Trails magazine was published in the USA. They had then very attractive centrefolds with the US-built military airplanes. Just a few days before Pearl Harbor the December 1941 issue was published with a nice P-40 on the centrefold. Here is this issue and centrefold from my collection.

BTW -- the Air Trails, Vol. XVII No. 3, December 1941 I mentioned had not only P-40D AK571 poster but also a nice front cover with various US fighters, an early P-40 among others.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:53 AM

Oh groovy... that Air Trails cover photo was shot by Rudy Arnold, a well-known (at the time) and very prolific photog.

Here's another photo from that series which was used for a print issued by the Curtiss-Wright prop division in New Jersey.

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


And one of my favorite Rudy Arnold P-40 shots... Lt. Gilbert L. Meyers of the 35th Pursuit Squadron next to the rudder of a P-40-CU.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/LtMeyers35PS001b.jpg
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:25 AM

And one of my favorite Rudy Arnold P-40 shots... Lt. Gilbert L. Meyers of the 35th Pursuit Squadron next to the rudder of a P-40-CU.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/LtMeyers35PS001b.jpg
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Ha! What a story... Thank you very much for your replies Steve. Thanks to them it is clear now who was who in the American aerial-press photography. Those old magazines never described their front covers as it is done today -- who is an author of front cover photo and what can be seen there. They layouted attractive photo and full stop -- nobody knew what is on front cover and who took a photo.

Look below! :w00t: :lol:
Here is one more thing from my press collection. Do you recognize? :lol:
Lt. Gilbert L. Meyers turned his head left and he became a hero of the Air Progress, Vol. 1 No. 5, July 1942.

Best regards

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

Yet another thing from my press collection.

A nice P-40s photo was published also in the Aero Digest, Vol. 37 No. 4, October 1940. It was published in excellent Cy Caldwell's article "The Defense of America". Extremely interesting article and good photo with very interesting caption.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:11 PM

Look below! :w00t: :lol:
Here is one more thing from my press collection. Do you recognize? :lol:
Lt. Gilbert L. Meyers turned his head left and he became a hero of the Air Progress, Vol. 1 No. 5, July 1942.

Yepper, I do recognize that... matter of fact, I was eyeing that very issue of Air Progress on epay up til right before you made that post... someone else grabbed it with a buy it now... that wasn't you, was it? lol

And an original print of the factory photo in your last post was also up on epay fairly recently... say within the last half year, maybe. I'd love to have added that to the archives, but didn't have the dough at the time.

Anyhoo, here's a few recent pickups showing two of the rarer variants of the P-40.


Two shots of the P-40D...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/Scan-121011-0001temp.jpg
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http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/Scan-121011-0002temp.jpg
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...and a shot of the second XP-40Q.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/Scan-121011-0006temp.jpg
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:04 AM

Yepper, I do recognize that... matter of fact, I was eyeing that very issue of Air Progress on epay up til right before you made that post... someone else grabbed it with a buy it now... that wasn't you, was it? lol

Who knows, who knows... :rolleyes: It depends on when it was? I bought my specimen some 4-5 years ago.

Thank you for next portion of beautiful photos. I like very much those P-40s.

Best regards

Gregory

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Who knows, who knows... :rolleyes: It depends on when it was? I bought my specimen some 4-5 years ago.

Nope, wasn't you then... this was just a few months ago.


Mark... nice!

After a quickie look through some serials, I've come up with a couple possible IDs for 'Ruff-Enuff'... P-40N-10-CU 42-105981 or P-40N-20-CU 43-23981. I'm inclined to go with the latter, based on what little I can see of the two digits before '981' on the tail. If it is 43-23981, then that would probably make this a stateside bird.

You say you have no history on this ship; it looks like the photos are still in an album... if so, are there any other photos which may provide some clues as to the who, what, when, and where?


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Here's another recent pickup... P-40s (P-40-CU) from the 36th PS, 8th PG...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r202/USMF1/P-40/Scan-121011-0004temp.jpg
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

Nope, wasn't you then... this was just a few months ago.


Mark... nice!

After a quickie look through some serials, I've come up with a couple possible IDs for 'Ruff-Enuff'... P-40N-10-CU 42-105981 or P-40N-20-CU 43-23981. I'm inclined to go with the latter, based on what little I can see of the two digits before '981' on the tail. If it is 43-23981, then that would probably make this a stateside bird.

You say you have no history on this ship; it looks like the photos are still in an album... if so, are there any other photos which may provide some clues as to the who, what, when, and where?


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Steve,

I agree those shots were most likely taken stateside (foliage, hardball ramp area, etc), I'm leaning toward P-40N-10-CU 42-105981. That fourth digit from the right is screaming 5 at me! Not finding anything on that particular bird though....

Oh well...


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:28 AM

Steve,

I agree those shots were most likely taken stateside (foliage, hardball ramp area, etc), I'm leaning toward P-40N-10-CU 42-105981. That fourth digit from the right is screaming 5 at me! Not finding anything on that particular bird though....

Oh well...


Jon

I dont know if this helps, I got 5 photos off ebay and the guy said he pulled them out of a album all 5 same size and yellowing.
Two are of the P-40 and three are of P-51's ,by the nose art on one of them I was thinking pacific area.I hope y'all dont get mad for me posting the P-51 photos on here ,but it might help I.D. the place. ...Mark

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