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Chuck_Older
08-16-2005, 03:50 PM
VEry good, I recommend it

Most amazing thing I have read so far:

Not once, not ever once, did an AVG plane have to abort due to mechanical failure.

Ground crew had almost no tools. No spares. Not even spare rivets at first. Standard time to change an Allison engine in a P-40B at a USAAC facility in the States was three days.

They did it routinely overnight. In the jungle, with A frames they constructed on the spot from nothing. In 100*+ heat with close to 100% humidity

They never had a repair go bad ever in the AVG. Not once. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Chuck_Older
08-16-2005, 03:50 PM
VEry good, I recommend it

Most amazing thing I have read so far:

Not once, not ever once, did an AVG plane have to abort due to mechanical failure.

Ground crew had almost no tools. No spares. Not even spare rivets at first. Standard time to change an Allison engine in a P-40B at a USAAC facility in the States was three days.

They did it routinely overnight. In the jungle, with A frames they constructed on the spot from nothing. In 100*+ heat with close to 100% humidity

They never had a repair go bad ever in the AVG. Not once. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

LStarosta
08-16-2005, 03:54 PM
I reckon they h4xed.

Chuck_Older
08-16-2005, 03:56 PM
I reckon they knew what the f*** they were doing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

RepublicofTexas
08-16-2005, 05:45 PM
I met Mr. Hill at a gunshow here in Texas. Great man, friendly, down-to-earth and still nearly crushed my hand at age 80 something. I got an autographed picture of his P-40B, with a "Gig-em Aggies" on it, probably the only one in existance because not many people knew he attended Texas A&M briefly. Too bad there was a long line or I would have asked him about some of his combat stories. Next time...

Chuck_Older
08-16-2005, 06:00 PM
Get his book, have him sign that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Don't wait too long, Tex isn't immortal, although in the opening pages of the book, you'll see he very certainly was at one time!

I got an insert in my copy of the book. On it is a couple photos. One shows Tex, and a very drunk John Wayne. I won't ruin the pic for you by describing it, but it is comical

SkyChimp
08-16-2005, 07:12 PM
Got my copy, signed by "Tex" himself. It occupies prized spot on my bookshelf.

AVG_WarHawk
08-16-2005, 07:46 PM
Among my favorites! Got a signed copy on the the shelf(never opened) for my son, when he's old enough to appreciate.

Daiichidoku
08-16-2005, 09:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RepublicofTexas:
I met Mr. Hill at a gunshow here in Texas. Great man, friendly, down-to-earth and still nearly crushed my hand at age 80 something. I got an autographed picture of his P-40B, with a "Gig-em Aggies" on it, probably the only one in existance because not many people knew he attended Texas A&M briefly. Too bad there was a long line or I would have asked him about some of his combat stories. Next time... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


tex hill....wasnt he killed after take off in a P 80 46-47?

or am i thinking of another "tex"

WTE_Ibis
08-17-2005, 02:47 AM
So, what's the name of the book? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Sorry for my ignorance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Chuck_Older
08-17-2005, 06:46 AM
The book is

"Tex" Hill Flying Tiger

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"tex hill....wasnt he killed after take off in a P 80 46-47?

or am i thinking of another "tex" "

Must be, because it's not Hill.

BSS_Goat
08-17-2005, 08:11 AM
Bong was killed in a P-80. Maybe your thinking of him.