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#1 cutiger83

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:34 PM

My favorite plane by far is the B-25. Unfortunately, I don't have any North American Aviation items such as the NAA worker pins. 

 

Does anyone have any NAA items? If anyone would like to post anything in their collection, I would LOVE to see even the smallest items. 

 

Thanks in advance...Kat



#2 hink441

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:32 PM

Here is either a B-25 or P-51 rudder pedal.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:36 PM

Here is a DZUS Tool that came with WWII Navy veterans items.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:44 PM

Might have posted before... patches from Kansas City Kansas B-25 plant

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:44 AM

Ooohhh...I LOVE everything! I really like those patches. 

 

Thank you so much to each of you for posting these items.....Kat



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:55 AM

Here's a LIFE Magazine ad from North AmericanDSCN2297.JPG



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

This ad from a 1943DSCN2353.JPG FORTUNE Magazine has a  B25  being fueled


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#8 cutiger83

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

Great ads! Thanks so much for posting them....Kat



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:54 AM

Kat,

 

Here's one you might like ... I've had it in my collection since the mid-90's:

 

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It's an original NAA B-25 Mitchell right engine stainless steel nacelle panel (located directly behind the exhaust stacks) painted with the 345th BG Air Apaches unit insignia.

 

Charles O. Metzel, who was assigned to the 345th BG Air Apaches, designed the Group's late war tail insignia (I believe it was the Type II insignia, but could be wrong), and on the side, "used to paint this insignia on leather jackets and B-4 bags". After a bit of correspondence, he was kind enough to paint the Group insignia on the panel for me. If you have Larry Hickey's excellent "Warpath Across the Pacific", Mr. Metzel is mentioned along with a photo of him holding the Type II insignia he designed.

 

The panel has plenty of provenance, and might just go the market soon ... but for now thought you might enjoy seeing it.

 

Dale 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:08 PM

Kat,

 

 

The panel has plenty of provenance, and might just go the market soon ... but for now thought you might enjoy seeing it.

 

Dale 

 

You are right! I LOVE this so much! Thanks so much for posting! 

 

...Kat


Edited by cutiger83, 16 February 2017 - 12:09 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:04 PM

Here's another one for you from 1943 LIFEDSCN2599.JPG



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:03 PM

That's a neat ad, although the name "Betty Smith" seems a bit generic.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

Of course, North American Aviation wasn't just a WW2 thing. They went on to make some more great stuff used in Korea and Vietnam, and also contributed heavily to NASA and the space program.

 

Here is a 1960's North American Aviation Missile Division launch panel as mounted into Boeing B-52 bombers and used for the North American's AGM-28 "Hound Dog" nuclear cruise missile.

 

 

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#14 cutiger83

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:55 PM

 

 

Here is a 1960's North American Aviation Missile Division launch panel as mounted into Boeing B-52 bombers and used for the North American's AGM-28 "Hound Dog" nuclear cruise missile.

 

 

 

 

Very interesting. Thanks for posting! 

 

...Kat



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:53 AM

At one time I had an armament/pylon selector assy. for a fighter type aircraft
cockpit side console. It had numerous NAA stampings on the inside. I believe that
it was from a variant of the F-100 Super Sabre. Plane Crazy Enterprises was located
in Columbus, OH near the NAA factory. planecrazyent.com is now in Colorado, but still
sells on ebay.com as planecrazyaltevogt . Amazing after all these years, he still has
some NAA items for sale on ebay. Also, a good friend of mine worked for NAA for a few
decades and I enjoy listening to his aviation stories of the past.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:24 PM

Here is a F-100 rudder pedal.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:26 PM

Here is a F-100 rudder pedal.
 

 

 

Interesting looking pedal. Thanks for adding more items..Kat



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:30 PM

Let's be honest Kat. You are waiting for someone to post their B-25 :)

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:06 PM

Let's be honest Kat. You are waiting for someone to post their B-25 :)

 

 

You are right! Riding in one is on my bucket list! I was hoping for someone to take me on a ride!   :)

 

...Kat



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 11:00 AM

 

 

You are right! Riding in one is on my bucket list! I was hoping for someone to take me on a ride!   :)

 

...Kat

 

Not cheap, but available...

 

http://www.collingsf...ht-experiences/

 

 

https://www.azcaf.or...b-25j-mitchell/

 

http://historyflight...ages_bomber.php

 

Also, check various airshow websites, such as the Mid American Air Museum WWII weekend.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:58 PM

The Yankee Air Museum in MI sells flights in their B-25D Yankee Warrior. Also, I
have heard of a restored USMC PBJ Mitchell that may have flights available. Hope
this helps.

http://yankeeairmuse...fly/b-25-rides/

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

Hi Kat,

 

Estate sale find this morning.  Dated March 10,1944.  It is very detailed and has 67 pages.  Lots of data charts at the back.

 

More pics to follow.

 

Enjoy, Al

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:33 AM

Hi Kat,

 

Estate sale find this morning.  Dated March 10,1944.  It is very detailed and has 67 pages.  Lots of data charts at the back.

 

More pics to follow.

 

Enjoy, Al

 

 

Thanks for posting! Congrats on a great find....Kat




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