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Jungmann
06-05-2005, 06:07 PM
Who's the guy in my sig?

Not a trick question. I don't know. I've always wondered who he was. I think the location is Kunming, 1941. Is he AVG? No uniform. A Curtiss rep?

Anyway, he's my idea of a fighter pilot: wiped out, pissed off, and smoking.

To the best of my knowledge, this pic never seen anywhere before. From the archives at Castle Jungmann.

Cheers,

Dean_Clean
06-05-2005, 10:29 PM
My guess would be Noel Bacon.

George Paxton, Ken Merritt, and Gregory Boyington also flew #41 at some point.

Hoenire
06-06-2005, 05:40 AM
Is he really small, or is that plane huge?

PBNA-Boosher
06-06-2005, 06:00 AM
The P-40B is a biggie, no doubt.

HotelBushranger
06-06-2005, 07:00 AM
Oooo, something just got larger in my pants http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

That plane is a beauty!

depalmer
06-06-2005, 08:23 AM
HotelBushranger I love your signature. Sure wish we could get a P40N like that.

Chuck_Older
06-06-2005, 04:12 PM
I dunno. Tech rep may be correct. The AVG Hawks had problems at those dusty fields, and the lack of any type of military clothing is telling, but not proof. His pants look like garbadine slacks, though...not what I'd expect of an AVG pilot at all

That Hawk looks pretty new, and it's got the mouth well painted. Got to be from '42, probably spring. 2nd Squadron, maybe- the planes got shuffled around a bit, and it could even be a replacement that just got assigned #41. My guess is Kunming, because of the airstrip

Hard to say who it is. His face is very non-descript, isn't it?

head on over to the Flying Tiger's website:
http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/index.htm
and ask them. *Real* Tigers and family members are on the boards there sometimes. Chuck Baisden can probably help you, he's a good guy who was really there, ask for his help and he'll gladly give it

If you go over there to ask, please bear in mind that my 'borrowing' my personal hero's name as my username here may not sit well with them, and I can understand it perfectly. While I mean to celebrate Charles Older's accomplishemnts by appropriating his name here, they may see it otherwise. If it were to come up, my name is actually Chris http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifI used to be registerd over there, but they had a database problem a while back

Jungmann
06-06-2005, 09:05 PM
Tnx, Chuck. I did go to the AVG forum and got this from a member


The guy is Walter Pentecost, who was employed by CAMCO to put the P-40s together. He also rebuilt some of the wrecks, one being #41. George "Pappy" Paxton crash- landed #41 after being shot up severely by the Japanese in Rangoon. The fuselage was trucked to Loiwing for repairs.
Noel Bacon was assigned #59.

wayno7777
06-06-2005, 09:10 PM
This is the kind of stuff I really like about these forums. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Great exchanges!!!

HotelBushranger
06-06-2005, 10:06 PM
Thanks Depalmer, want the P-40N badly as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Chuck_Older
06-07-2005, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Jungmann:
Tnx, Chuck. I did go to the AVG forum and got this from a member


The guy is Walter Pentecost, who was employed by CAMCO to put the P-40s together. He also rebuilt some of the wrecks, one being #41. George "Pappy" Paxton crash- landed #41 after being shot up severely by the Japanese in Rangoon. The fuselage was trucked to Loiwing for repairs.
Noel Bacon was assigned #59.

Good to hear it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I knew they'd come through for you.

Woof603
06-07-2005, 07:21 PM
One of my brothers, in the Australian Army in WW2, sent me one of the first Flying Tiger books in 1942. Unfortunately it's long gone, but it and living next to a practice field for US Navy SBDs in NZ were the first steps in making me airplane crazy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif