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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM
 
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Pop quiz. in post #2 the picture of the P-40 I posted...………...where was it taken?
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Old Yesterday, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Amen to that. My father, all of my uncles, and family friends who served are all gone now.
Hard to believe sometimes how the time has just flown by.
My father is 95 and still hanging on, but he carries lots of scars from combat in France. My two uncles were both WW2 vets and are long gone.

Those heroes are a vanishing breed.

You're right - the time just slips past us so quickly.
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Old Yesterday, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Someone who was 15 years old in 1945, would now be 90 if still among the living. We probably are a touch over a decade away from losing the last of anyone with a living memory of WW II.
We are pretty much near the end for anyone who served. My uncle, who was a B-24 copilot flying bombing missions over Germany, died in 2017 at age 97. My father, who served in the Army Air Corps Alaskan Command, passed away in 2000 at age 82.

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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Pop quiz. in post #2 the picture of the P-40 I posted...………...where was it taken?
Kunming China or Rangoon Burma if it’s an AVG aircraft. P40’s were flown all around SE Asia both by US forces and allies and some of them also used the shark teeth nose art.
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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The original Flying Tigers, (AVG) proceeded the U.S. entry into WWII by a few months and continued on after, and then were assimilated into the U.S. Army Air Corp after pretty poor treatment by the Army hierarchy. Claire Chennault was a real character and was retained, and commissioned again eve3n though he did not see eye to eye with the Army and for good reason. They had their heads up their collective *sses.
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Old Yesterday, 11:19 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Chennault was indeed a real character and a true American hero in my opinion. He married a Chinese women while overseas. After the war he retired to his home state of Louisiana. Some of the locals were not especially friendly.

He was not allowed to buy a home there because there were exclusionary clauses in home deeds barring ownership of people other than the white race which applied to both husband and wife. Finally the state legislature passed a special bill allowing him to buy the home.
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Old Yesterday, 11:50 PM
 
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Kunming China or Rangoon Burma if it’s an AVG aircraft. P40’s were flown all around SE Asia both by US forces and allies and some of them also used the shark teeth nose art.
My father said it was a picture of a RAAF P-40 taken in early 1943 on Guadalcanal. He was told it was one of the few remaining original Flying tiger p-40's. I highly doubt that though...……….
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Old Today, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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A lot of Americans went north to fly with the Canadian Air Force. After Pearl Harbor, they transferred to the US Army Air Corps.

During the Vietnam War, many Canadians came south to serve with us.

As to the P-40, they had no superchargers so they were limited to lower altitudes. They were a great ground attack aircraft.
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Old Today, 10:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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My father said it was a picture of a RAAF P-40 taken in early 1943 on Guadalcanal. He was told it was one of the few remaining original Flying tiger p-40's. I highly doubt that though...……….
Could be. The RAAF flew P40’s all over the SWP right to near the end of the war when they were replaced by the P51.
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