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nsteense
09-12-2008, 01:35 AM
I found this on the internet:
http://vimeo.com/1712518

Never seen it before. Very nice to see the layout of the airfield compared to the modern day

nsteense
09-12-2008, 01:35 AM
I found this on the internet:
http://vimeo.com/1712518

Never seen it before. Very nice to see the layout of the airfield compared to the modern day

billboyoung
09-12-2008, 04:19 AM
Good find, thanks.

jarink
09-13-2008, 04:20 PM
Check out the guy landing at :45 seconds. Watch out for those prop tips! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Bo_Nidle
09-13-2008, 09:56 PM
Nice find http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Very interesting to see just how much Duxford has remained unchanged.

If you are in the UK I cannot recommend it enough. Fantastic place. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Watching the P-51's fly past there today shows the same terrain in the background!

I have a rare book called "Duxford diary" that was originally printed in 1945 by and for the 78thFg stationed at Duxford.

It is packed with period photos, one of which appears to be taken from that film. It shows that P-51D coming in fast and tail high like the one at :45 that Jarink mentions.

The caption reads: "Theres Landers coming in. I'd recognise that tail-high landing anywhere."

It's Lt Col John Landers C.O. of the 78thFg in his P-51D "Big Beautiful Doll"!

trumper
09-14-2008, 03:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bo_Nidle:
Nice find http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Very interesting to see just how much Duxford has remained unchanged.

If you are in the UK I cannot recommend it enough. Fantastic place. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Watching the P-51's fly past there today shows the same terrain in the background!

I have a rare book called "Duxford diary" that was originally printed in 1945 by and for the 78thFg stationed at Duxford.

It is packed with period photos, one of which appears to be taken from that film. It shows that P-51D coming in fast and tail high like the one at :45 that Jarink mentions.

The caption reads: "Theres Landers coming in. I'd recognise that tail-high landing anywhere."

It's Lt Col John Landers C.O. of the 78thFg in his P-51D "Big Beautiful Doll"! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bo Nidle,if you have any more information regarding this footage http://vimeo.com/1712518 ,i e people in it could you PM the poster of the video with any info you may have,he is looking for more information.
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bo_Nidle
09-14-2008, 08:32 AM
I've posted a reply on Vimeo.

I have checked the video again and its definitely the "Doll" prior to getting its full red trim marks. Very cool! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Here's the photo:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b194/BoNidle/BBdolllanding.jpg

nsteense
09-15-2008, 12:54 AM
Thanks for sharing that picture! Must be a very treasured book, that Duxford diary!
The reason for this film would be to celebrate the end of the war, my best guess. Looking at the line-up of all the P51s, it looks very similar to some pictures I saw of the 78th celebrations of the end of war, found in one of the offical programs of the flying legends show, I thought 2005.

Bo_Nidle
09-15-2008, 10:29 AM
It is indeed treasured. I chanced across it in a secondhand bookshop on a day trip to York and snapped it up!

I came to the same conclusion about the reason for the parade due to the manner that the P-51's are set out in ranks. I could only really see that being done if it was a certainty that no enemy attack could occur.

If you are interested "Duxford Diary" was reprinted in 1974 by the East Anglian Aviation Society (that's the copy I have). I don't know if the society still exists but if it does maybe they could locate a copy?

It is well worth seeking out. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

nsteense
09-16-2008, 01:13 AM
Ah, the joy of finding these kind of things in second hand book stores!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif THat's the reason why where ever I'm, whether it is on holiday or passing through, I always try to visit a bookshop.
I'll have a look on the internet if I can find something about it.