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  1. On 4/14/2019 at 2:49 AM, P-59A said:

    Is this Richard Bongs P-38 in the back of these photo's? The kill numbers sure look like it.

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    Looks like there are B-25s in the other pictures! Do you still have these handy to show those pictures in another thread? Looks like one is named The General's Daughter. 

     

    ..Kat

  2. 12 hours ago, P-59A said:

    Gary Cain has confirmed this as being from a P-51. He has removed these a few times while working at air shows. Gary also belongs to W-A, he saw my post on this on that site and confirmed.

     

    Just saw this post. Thanks so much for the update. I have seen where some parts were used on multiple planes so it makes sense that the hydraulic pump itself would be the same part number as one on a B-25 but the handle and other parts were different. 

     

    Great stuff!  I love to see airplane trivia like this. Thanks again for the update!

     

    ...Kat

  3. 19 hours ago, General Apathy said:

    V.E. anniversary yesterday, May 8th . . . . . . . . .

    A photograph of Princess Elizabeth at wars end when she was serving with the women's forces, by 1953 she became Queen and reigned ever since . . . . . .

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 08 2020

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    Ken,

    Great picture and an amazing woman! She has been a true leader!

    ...Kat

  4. 1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

     

    Hi Rene,  well following your lead I just happen to have to hand a bottle of Bols, a wooden and bean-can Jeep my uncle made during WWII and a commemoration banner for a military vehicle tour to Eindhoven August 1986.

    So best wishes to yourself and your fellow Countryman Manayunkman  . . . . . . .

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 05 2020 

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    Ken,

    Great jeep! What is it made out of? Looks like the love of jeeps runs in your family!

    ...Kat

  5. 3 hours ago, Dogsbody said:

    Today, May 5th, it is 75 years ago the Germans surrendered in Holland. What normally would have been a very festive day has been turned into a rather quiet day by the virus. But it is what it is.

     

    And to keep the Jeep tradition of this thread going…….

     

    Rene

     

     

    Rene, 

    I hope you have a great day even though it will be a much quieter day than usual. Great picture of the jeep.

    ...Kat

  6. 4 hours ago, General Apathy said:

    Hi Johan,  nice examples of ' F ' marked pieces again . . . . . . . . . we love these marked parts don't we.  :love:

    Here's another ' F ' marked piece I pulled out the Jeep spares shoebox this week, an early Ford push-fit cap dipstick and tube, the tube is unpainted instead it is corrosion protect with a japanned black surface and smothered in soft Cosmolin grease, the ' F ' stamp is midway on the dipstick.  :D 

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, May 04 2020 

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    Wow! I had no idea so many different parts were marked with an "F". This is so interesting. I love this thread and the little tidbits of knowledge!

    ..Kat

  7. 5 minutes ago, mikie said:

    From a historical perspective, it is great that you documented what I am guessing was the original factory packaging.  Most people probably don't care how things were packed up and shipped out,  but to me it's all part of the story.

     

    Mikie  

    Ken,

    I agree with Mikie. Your knowledge and shoebox is unequal!  I love these jeep trivia posts.

    ...Kat

  8. 22 minutes ago, Johan Willaert said:

    Just to illustrate how far the marking of their parts went in the Ford jeep factory...

    this is the steering tube to body dash  clamp with its attaching hardware... ALL parts have the typical F mark....

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    Johan, 

    These little trivia items are too interesting! Thanks for posting.

    ..Kat

  9. 11 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

    I continue to be amazed at the sheer quantity of items produced in the US during the war...
    Absolutely mindblowing!!

    Johan,

    Our factories were not being bombed. We did not have to keep starting over from scratch. That is one of the main reasons why we were able to produce on such a large scale.

    Kat

  10. The way Covid-19 has hit nursing homes, we have lost many veterans. We have lost first responders taking care of these people. I saw where one person survived cancer caused by 9/11 then did not survive Covid-19. May all who have died from this rest in peace.

     

    ..Kat

  11. Phil,

     

    I would assume you are correct. I have been looking thru my books trying to find any reference pictures. Everything I see so far for this cap is either rank insignia on the officer's cap or DUI insignia. She may have worn the Air Corps disc since she was an Air WAC or a CBI type of DUI. I have not found any pictures to back this theory up so this is just a guess. I found some interesting info about the CBI WACs in one of my books.

     

    ...Kat

  12. I think that is a ribbon bar. She was not a flight nurse. She was not a nurse in WWII.

     

    As I said, maybe she went to nursing school inbetween enlistment times.

     

    I noticed there is a small pin hole to the side of the nurse insignia. That makes me wonder if there use to be the Army Air Corps collar insignia. There were Air WACS in WWII which would make sense with the patch and the other hole for the collar insignia.

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