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And here is that this was going to be about Jug Bands.

 

 

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Had a soft spot for the Mustang, (Spit is still my favourite), but my wife's uncle did pretty well in one with a score of 17 

His book "Black Crosses off My Wing Tips" is a good read.

After the war, he became a Doctor and served the community of Manotick outside Ottawa for many years.

RIP "Hap" Kennedy

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               Looks to be a great read indeed.

              Thanks for the reference.

              Boy there is a lot of history to read about.

 

http://ww2today.com/new/2016-2/black-crosses-off-wingtip

 

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Jugs? Where? I only saw P-51s no P-47s! :blink:

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Dr. Kennedy wrote the tale of his service for his children and family.

It was found to be so interesting, it was printed and published in soft cover.

 

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36 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Jugs? Where? I only saw P-51s no P-47s! :blink:

 

 

That's what I get for trying to do this from my phone.  P-47 video added.

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1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

 

That's what I get for trying to do this from my phone.  P-47 video added.

Dem Jugs! I love gun camera footage of them shooting up airfields and Nazi trains! :wub:

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2 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Jugs? Where? I only saw P-51s no P-47s! :blink:

You must be thinking the same as me...Raquel Welch

 

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I've seen the Flying Heritage's P-47 take flight so many times I'm actually sick of it now. Last weekend they were supposed to fly a bunch of their Luftwaffe planes, but their FW-190A had another mechanical breakdown so they few the P-47 instead. I guess the Jug is the most reliable plane they have because they've flown it more than any other. A couple years ago they flew it again when their P-51D had problems.

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2 hours ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

I've seen the Flying Heritage's P-47 take flight so many times I'm actually sick of it now. 

I could watch it every day at breakfast and never get sick of it. :wub:

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Beautiful planes. When I was a kid and had toy airplanes, I always liked the look of the F4U Corsair. It was the Kewlest!

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Mom logged many-many hrs(WASP)in the P-51, and was an instructor pilot for them.

She said it was her favorite A/C to fly. Added-that it would also kill you faster than any other A/C she ever flew.

She lost several friends to P-51 crashes.

Almost killed her with an engine fire on take-off roll from NAA.

OLG

 

 

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1 hour ago, Raylan said:

Beautiful planes. When I was a kid and had toy airplanes, I always liked the look of the F4U Corsair. It was the Kewlest!

The Whistling Death. Very cool indeed.

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2 hours ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Mom logged many-many hrs(WASP)in the P-51, and was an instructor pilot for them.

She said it was her favorite A/C to fly. Added-that it would also kill you faster than any other A/C she ever flew.

She lost several friends to P-51 crashes.

Almost killed her with an engine fire on take-off roll from NAA.

OLG

 

 

More pilots were lost to accidents than combat. Even a J-3 Cub or Cessna Skyhawk can just barely kill you. 

 

Your mom sounds remarkable. Would like to have met her.  :FlagAm:

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