lundi 23 novembre 2015

Mission du 27 Mars 1944

18 avions japonais furent abattus lors de cette mission.
18 japanese fighter & bomber planes were shot down, that day.

dimanche 22 novembre 2015

Hal Doughty's P-40N #55

Le P-40N de Hal Doughty se retrouve sur plusieurs photos de la collection Adair, reconnaissable à son crâne assez "rond" et aux étoiles peintes sur les flasques de roues.
Hal Doughty's P-40N #55 can be seen on some pics from the Adair collection. His P-40N had stars painted on the wheel hubs.
Here are the four 89thFS + four 90thFS P-40Ns involved in the March,27 mission.

mercredi 7 octobre 2015

Bad news...

Roy Michael "Mike" McReynolds, son of Burma Banshee Lt. Raymond B. Mc Reynolds, suddenly passed away on Oct.5.
We had been exchanging some infos about his father in the past months. His father's P-40N was #51, according to at least one report. He flew P-40N 42-105961 on Feb. 21, and 42-104583 on the Mar.27, 1944 mission; then shared P-40N 42-104592 with Bob Bell. His P-40 was named "June" after his wife (LaJune).
Obituary can be found here: http://www.fohnfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3343725&fh_id=10698

lundi 24 août 2015

Majeur

Un étonnant emblème peut être remarqué sur certains P-40Ns du 88thFS: un avant-bras et une main dont le majeur est déployé.
An interesting "extended mid-finger" design can be seen on some 88thFS P-40s.
Another example on this 88thFS P-40N line-up
Une autre vue du P-40N-1 #16

mercredi 29 juillet 2015

Une heure avec Phillip Adair sur Vimeo

One hour with Phillip Adair on Vimeo:https://vimeo.com/134205517
"The Voices of Freedom - Philip Adair >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Americans in Wartime Museum is dedicated to telling the remarkable stories of American men and women who have met the challenge and served our nation during wartime – in all branches of the military and on the home front, from World War I to present-day conflicts. This uniquely American Museum will bring our nation’s wartime stories to life through indoor and outdoor activities; authentic Landscapes of War; operational vehicles and aircraft; interactive multimedia programs; historical reenactments; an oral history recording studio; an array of public programs; and galleries filled with thousands of artifacts. Truly unique and engaging, visitors to the Museum will be fully immersed in the experiences of Americans in wartime."

lundi 20 juillet 2015

89th Fighter Squadron picture

Thanks to the family of Phillip A Coll, here is a picture of the 89th FS officers.
We are lucky to have the names on the back.
Image fournie par la famille de Phillip A Coll, avec les noms au dos ! Merci à elle.

samedi 18 juillet 2015

"The BURMA BANSHEES" sur Facebook !

Robin Adair started a Facebook page about the 80th FG: feel free to visit !
Robin a publié une photo des membres du 89th Fighter Squadron dont voici un agrandissement.

vendredi 19 juin 2015

Lt Sherry Dare P-40N "WAHOO"

Lt Sherry Dare flew a P-40N-5 named "Wahoo", 42-105234 probably, unknown tail #.
Une autre image révélant le côté droit, a fait surface récemment sur un forum. Le numéro individuel reste un mystère (#62 ?)...
A new picture, showing the name painted on the right side of the cowling, surfaced recently (thanks, Steve ^^)

samedi 25 avril 2015

P-40N-5 "Butter Bean II" #65 Major Albert L Evans

P-40N #65 flown by Maj. A L Evans can be seen in the "Adair" collection, displaying 4 white spokes on its wheels while the others are painted black.
Some color footage captured it too, while the "LIFE magazine" archives offers another view. Serial number appears to be 2105233, on this picture.
Le P-40N du Major A L Evans #65 semble porter le s/n 2105233, et est reconnaissable à ses roues à rayons dont 4 sont peints en blanc.
Une autre image de la collection Arnone montre un P-40N #65 dont le nom semble être "Queen ... ?" Le numéro étant lui, clairement 2105234.
P-40N #65 from the Arnone collection. s/n number is 2105234, while the name on the cowling reads "Queen ...?"

samedi 14 février 2015

2ndLt Joel Amos Martinez 89thFS

Some pictures of 2nd Lt Joel Amos Martinez, via Scott Weinder.
He sadly went Missing In Action, on June 16,1944.
Joel A Martinez fut porté disparu le 16 June 1944.
Another unidentified 89thFS pilot in India.
89thFS members playing volley-ball.

jeudi 22 janvier 2015

Angel Wings #1: "Burma Banshees" by Romain Hugault

Reçu récemment le T1 d'Angel Wings, par Romain Hugault: "Burma Banshees". J'ai eu le plaisir de lui fournir un maximum de docs qu'il a parfaitement su intégrer au scénario de Yann.
L'éditeur a eu la gentillesse d'inclure aussi la version grand format, et un badge tissu du 89th FS. Somptueux.
An US or english edition is scheduled, once the 3 first volumes have been published. Patience...