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LeadSpitter_
01-26-2004, 01:02 AM
anyone know the name of the p40e squad which used the skull as noseart. Any links or photos would help. I think they were a part of the CBI theater

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LeadSpitter_
01-26-2004, 01:02 AM
anyone know the name of the p40e squad which used the skull as noseart. Any links or photos would help. I think they were a part of the CBI theater

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SUPERAEREO
01-26-2004, 02:27 AM
80th Fighter Group.

There are some photos in the Squadron Signal book on the P-40, maybe someone can scan them..?

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PZ_D_352FG
01-26-2004, 03:50 AM
Here ya go Lead.
My former neighbor was one of the group photographers. He was with the 89FS. The majority of the photos you'll see in the history books of the 89th were taken by him. He told me quite a few interesting stories about some of the pilots in the group. Stuff they wouldn't want known publically. =)
Unforntunately he passed away in November at 83 years of age.

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SKULLS_Owl
01-26-2004, 05:48 AM
http://www.onmarkint.com/tmp_5/5395.jpg



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horseback
01-26-2004, 09:35 AM
As a happy coincidence, spotted this on the web today:

http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/reviews/allies/us/jacksonp40.htm

The Group was the 80th FG, composed of the 88th, 89th, and 90th FS, and was operational in Burma from September 1943 on. I think this outfit's markings would make one helluva skin. Someone?

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

LeadSpitter_
01-26-2004, 04:00 PM
thx for all the info, Im planning on making heavily weathered generic skins pack of the CBI p40s

P-40 E-1 "Aleutian Tiger" 11th FS 343FG Kiska, Aleutians 1942

P-40 E 80th Fighter Group Burmese Banshees, Assam India 1943-44

p40 Hawkhead not sure squad designation yet

new generic P40e AVG Flying Tigers generic shark mouth for the E model that wraps around the bottom correctly

and the very rare viper snake head p40es Only 2 photos b/w I could get from the museum here but suppost to use the same rlms from the sharkmouth

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Chuck_Older
01-26-2004, 04:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:



p40 Hawkhead not sure squad designation yet

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You mean the red-feathered ones? I beleive they were parrots, not hawks, but they sure do look like hawks to me, too.
Info I have here says that that was a group of P-40Ns that were used Stateside as gunnery training and fighter transisiton aircraft in 1943.

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LeadSpitter_
01-26-2004, 04:14 PM
ok its a parrothead for the P-40N-5-CU I always thought it looked like a hawk too, thx for the correction http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif i just liked the scheme and its not a CBI, theres also a Eagle head for the p40n5cu like the parrot noseart but i cannot find any photos

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[This message was edited by LeadSpitter_ on Mon January 26 2004 at 03:33 PM.]

SUPERAEREO
01-26-2004, 04:48 PM
The parrot head plane was at Napier Field in Alabama, I believe.

Wasn't the snake head one belonging to 78th FS in Hawaii..?

S!