vendredi 24 octobre 2014

459th FS, P-38 "Twin Dragons" in action video

On YouTube...

Another B&W video

On YouTube, again: On y voit les 8 pilotes de P-40 qui inscrivirent 18 victoires au palmarès du 80th FG,le 27 Mars 1944.
Pilot Lt. Raymond B. Mc Reynolds wrote to his family, on April 5, 1944:"Had to go down to headquarters about two days ago and pose for a movie or newsreel outfit. There was 8-P40 pilots that knocked down 18 Jap planes-in the little scrap we had-so they thought was good enough-to make a complete movie of it-as we were all afternoon-posing for the cockeyed thing. Guess it will take them six months or more before we will get to see what it looks like to be in a movie. Ha ! Some stuff."

mardi 21 octobre 2014

Burma Banshees P-40 line-up

2 images du même alignement de P-40Ns permettent de se repérer un peu mieux, parmi les différents crânes et numéros individuels.
These 2 images allow us to better identify some P-40Ns & their "skull nose-arts". Among these are #43 and #49 from the 89thFS.
P-40N #43 (source: Fold3)
P-40N-5 #49 "Joanne" (from Sq/Signal in action)+ another earlier P-40N-1 #49 as seen on this screen shot.
Un P-40N #49 d'une version antérieure à celui vu dans le Sq/Signal in action, sur cette capture d'écran d'un film couleur.