mardi 24 juin 2014

P-40N-5 "Flung Dung"

Un autre P-40N-5 croisé sur diverses images ou videos: "Flung Dung", attribué au Lt Charles George Whitely, Flight Leader du Flight C. Il pourrait avoir porté le #61 si on en croit cette image d'un film...
Another quite well-known P-40N seen in various videos or pics: "Flung Dung" flown by Lt Charles George Whitely, Flight Leader for C Flight, according to Phillip Adair. He says that Whitely was "quite a character". "He had a saying whenever they were in trouble and he could be heard saying " Who Flung Dung?" Thus the name of his plane."
"Flung Dung" pourrait se traduire par "Bouse Projetée" mais j'ignorais si ce nom faisait référence à l'avion ou à ses munitions ! ... ^^ En réalité, c'était juste une expression souvent employée par son pilote, lorsqu'ils étaient en difficulté, ou "dans la merde": "QUI A FOUTU LA MERDE ?"
Cette vue de profil a visiblement été censurée...
The censor has wiped out the tail # and serial...
Another image from an Ebay auction. Could be a former P-40 flown by the pilot of "Flung Dung"...

3 commentaires:

  1. Thanks for this welcome info, Robin !

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  2. More info from Robin Adair, who also provided the picture of the 4 flight leaders: Charles George Whitely was the Flight Leader for C Flight. According to my father he was quite the character, if something was brewing, chances are Whitely was in it, near it or knew about it. He had a saying whenever they were in trouble and he could be heard saying " Who Flung Dung? " Thus the name of his plane.

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