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djetz
01-30-2006, 05:44 PM
I know some people here, like myself, are interested in seeing planes in enemy markings.

Well, the Japanese flew a sqaudron of captured P-40s in combat, which is news to me.

They also flew the B17, which must rival the C47 as the most widely used design of the war...

Fascinating pictures. Lots of captued Japanese planes in US markings, too.

http://www.j-aircraft.com/captured/index.htm

Sorry if this is old news to anyone.

djetz
01-30-2006, 05:44 PM
I know some people here, like myself, are interested in seeing planes in enemy markings.

Well, the Japanese flew a sqaudron of captured P-40s in combat, which is news to me.

They also flew the B17, which must rival the C47 as the most widely used design of the war...

Fascinating pictures. Lots of captued Japanese planes in US markings, too.

http://www.j-aircraft.com/captured/index.htm

Sorry if this is old news to anyone.

Dash_C.
01-30-2006, 05:48 PM
Interesting. Even a captured LaGG-3 in Japanese markings!

redfeathers1948
01-30-2006, 06:02 PM
Extra cool site amigo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

berg417448
01-30-2006, 06:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by djetz:
I know some people here, like myself, are interested in seeing planes in enemy markings.

Well, the Japanese flew a sqaudron of captured P-40s in combat, which is news to me.

They also flew the B17, which must rival the C47 as the most widely used design of the war...

Fascinating pictures. Lots of captued Japanese planes in US markings, too.

http://www.j-aircraft.com/captured/index.htm

Sorry if this is old news to anyone. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I found and saved this a while back regarding the use of P-40 aircraft by the Japanese:

Sam TAGAYA translated the pertinent information from, "A-AH, HAYABUSA SENTOTAI" (A-ah, Hayabusa Fighter Unit) by Yasuhiko KUROE (Posthumously), Kojinsha Tokyo:1969, pp 246-248:

"During the Spring 1943 Air Offensive in Burma, on March 21, 1943, a mission was flown against Feni Airfield by 21 heavy bombers (Sally II) and 15 fighters (Oscar II), the planes returning at night. The heavy bomber formation which headed toward Rangoon were fired upon by friendly anti-aircraft batteries around Rangoon, since the ground air defenses had not been properly alerted to the approach of the returning bombers which had changed the air base to which they were going to land.

'Not only that, but from Mingaladon Airfield, a unit of our forces equipped with captured P-40s took off to intercept. In the darkened sky, a tragic exchange of friendly fire took place. By the time they realized what had happened, some of the heavy bombers had force-landed after being hit by the friendly fire."

Waldo.Pepper
01-30-2006, 09:13 PM
I have pics of a captured P-51 named Evangeline as well as a few others.