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VFS-214_Hawk
10-30-2005, 12:50 PM
second from the left

http://x11.putfile.com/10/30213490631.jpg

Tater-SW-
10-30-2005, 01:02 PM
Not sure.

tater

3.JG51_BigBear
10-30-2005, 01:02 PM
Charles Lindberg

Tater-SW-
10-30-2005, 01:10 PM
You win.

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tater

ashley2005
10-30-2005, 01:57 PM
name the pilot of this p 51 then

http://www.aviationbook.com/Images/front.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

ytareh
10-30-2005, 02:33 PM
The name "Meyer" is in my head from plastic kit modelling decal days....

Kuna15
10-30-2005, 02:43 PM
lol Charles even shot down one Japanese plane (two engined Japanese aircraft perhaps Ki-45, while flying P-38 iirc), I read it in some book.

VFS-214_Hawk
10-30-2005, 03:30 PM
ok that was too easy!

berg417448
10-30-2005, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Kuna15:
lol Charles even shot down one Japanese plane (two engined Japanese aircraft perhaps Ki-45, while flying P-38 iirc), I read it in some book.


It was a Mitsubishi 51 Sonia according to this link:

http://www.charleslindbergh.com/wwii/

He also apparently flew a number of strafing missions.

Skycat_2
10-30-2005, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by ashley2005:
name the pilot of this p 51 then

http://www.aviationbook.com/Images/front.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Then: George Preddy (http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/URG/preddy.html)
Now: Kermit Weeks (http://www.mustangsmustangs.com/p-51/p51who/60.shtml)

Kuna15
10-30-2005, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kuna15:
lol Charles even shot down one Japanese plane (two engined Japanese aircraft perhaps Ki-45, while flying P-38 iirc), I read it in some book.


It was a Mitsubishi 51 Sonia according to this link:

http://www.charleslindbergh.com/wwii/

He also apparently flew a number of strafing missions. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes that's it... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I forgot about details. Thanks for link.

Bartolomeo_ita
10-30-2005, 04:45 PM
http://www.cronologia.it/storia/a1918zi.jpg

this? take a look ... his logo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

|CoB|_Spectre
10-30-2005, 05:59 PM
Most people don't know "the Lone Eagle" flew combat missions as a civilian. Keep in mind that he and his wife scouted early Pacific routes in a floatplane, routes that were to be used by PanAm and other airlines.

Perhaps Lindbergh's biggest contribution to both Navy and Air Force fliers was showing them how to extract greater range by proper mixture leaning. If memory serves me correctly, Lindbergh was one of only two non-USN aviators to receive U.S. Navy pilot "wings of gold" (the other was **** Schramm, the "Flying Professor").

Note: apparently profanity filters prevent me from entering Richard Schramm's name even though it's a common contraction for the name Richard

VFS-214_Hawk
10-30-2005, 07:10 PM
**** Schramm


Dcik Schramm

danimalhank1955
10-30-2005, 08:20 PM
Did you know the Lindberg is the only civilian to score as an American ace? While in the PTO they let him fly and he got his 5 kills!

Betcha didn't know that one!

Tully__
10-30-2005, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by danimalhank1955:
Did you know the Lindberg is the only civilian to score as an American ace? While in the PTO they let him fly and he got his 5 kills!

Betcha didn't know that one!
Betcha it gets mentioned on this forum at least once a month http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dew-Claw
10-30-2005, 11:11 PM
Does it ever get mentioned that Captain Kangaroo (Bill Ketchamp) AND Mr. Rodgers <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">(For non Americans, Both men were Childrens Television Show Personalities for very young children, both known for thier gentle manners and child friendly programs)</span>BOTH Stormed Omaha Beach, both were decorated heros, and Mr. Rodgers was Supposed to have been "one bad Mother" so the stories go anyway.

Skycat_2
10-31-2005, 01:06 AM
I can't find anything to support that Mr. Rogers was even a veteran. I literally grew up with Mr. Rogers -- I lived in Pittsburgh where the show was filmed and the characters from the show visited my school and church -- and I've never even heard a rumor that he was a veteran. So I looked at several biographies on the web like this one (http://www.misterrogers.org/mister_rogers_neighborhood/biography.asp) and as far as I can tell, Fred Rogers would have been around 16 years old when the Normandy invasion occurred. Admittedly, there is the possibility that he went to to war underage and forever wanted to put that behind him.

The story that Captain Kangaroo was a fierce warrior in WWII comes from an urban legend that Lee Marvin once praised fellow Marine Bob Keeshan's heroics on Iwo Jima. The truth is that Keeshan enlisted too late to see combat.

And lookee here: I just found the Snopes article (http://www.snopes.com/military/marvin.asp) that proves that neither Fred Rogers nor Bob Keeshan stormed any hostile beaches, Omaha or otherwise.

Dew-Claw
10-31-2005, 08:12 AM
I read the story somewhere several months ago...
Then last week I heard Paul Harvey retell the story on his show.

Other then that, I have no hard proof.

As Harvey says,
Now, you know the rest....of the story.

Doug_Thompson
10-31-2005, 10:05 AM
I recognized Lindbergh, but the famous Italian ace whose personal symbol became the trademark icon of the Ferrari automobile company escapes me. I'll have to look it up.

Don't know about Mr. Rogers and Capt'n Kangaroo as killers, but do know for a fact that Eddie Albert of "Green Acres" fame won the Silver Star for repeatedly steering his U.S. Navy landing craft into shoal water under heavy shore-based fire from the Japanese at Tarawa to pull wounded Marines out of there.

[Edited p.s.: The Italian ace is Francesco Baracca.]

airdale1960
10-31-2005, 12:44 PM
I hate to burst the bubble, but Mr Rogers was never in the military, and although Capt Kangaroo was a marine, he never saw combat. Source Richard Buhler of TruthOrFiction.com

Beaufort-RAF
10-31-2005, 01:52 PM
Name this pilot (on the left) and his distinguished act.

http://www.dacre.org/stills/webe/Edwf735.jpg

|CoB|_Spectre
10-31-2005, 04:19 PM
Jackie Coogan started his onscreen acting career as "the kid" sidekick of Charlie Chaplin. Most of us remember him as Uncle Fester in the Addams Family tv series, but few knew he was a glider pilot in WWII.

Here's a site that talks about actors in WWII:

http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/military/actors_in_wwii.html

telsono
10-31-2005, 04:53 PM
That Italian WWI pilot was Francesco Baracca.

"On the ground and in the air, Baracca's aircraft were easily recognized by the distinctive prancing black horse painted on the fuselage. In 1923, Baracca's mother, Countess Paolina, suggested that Enzo Ferrari use her son's emblem on his now famous line of automobiles."

The symbol is also used in WWII for the 4th Stormo "Cavallino Rampante" ion memory of the WWI ace.

nickdanger3
10-31-2005, 05:02 PM
How about this one:

http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/anthro/images/test.gif

nickdanger3
10-31-2005, 05:07 PM
And here's a REALLY tough one:

http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/anthro/images/test2.jpg

Zyzbot
10-31-2005, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by nickdanger3:
How about this one:

http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/anthro/images/test.gif


Looks a lot like George Bush Sr.

nickdanger3
10-31-2005, 07:24 PM
Correct !

Need hints for number two?

RAF pilot. And author of a number of children's books.

Skycat_2
10-31-2005, 07:58 PM
Judy Blume?

Beaufort-RAF
11-01-2005, 02:51 AM
Roald Dahl, he was a Hurricane pilot.

Get his book about his time in the RAF called <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Going Solo</span>, I remember I enjoyed so much I read it all in one go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

nickdanger3
11-01-2005, 02:09 PM
WELL DONE !

Whoda thunk that the guy who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory....

Beaufort-RAF
11-03-2005, 01:27 AM
Come on, someone must recognise him! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.dacre.org/stills/webe/Edwf735.jpg

EPP_Gibbs
11-05-2005, 02:27 AM
There was the RAF doctor who flew Spitfires in combat, but only to investigate the medical effects of stressful flying to better enable him to treat pilots. He refused to shoot at LW aircraft, even when presented with point blank opportunities, because act of killing was against his medical ethics. He was eventually shot down and killed.

John Snow (I think), the political analyst on British television, who goes into meltdown at every general election time with his 'Swingometer', used to be a Spitfire pilot.

Butch_F4F
12-29-2005, 09:01 AM
Name this pilot: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/5317/wantedpilot1qs.gif

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g700000/g701293.jpg

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BfHeFwMe
12-29-2005, 06:02 PM
Humm, bet he was the guy credited with the Thatch weave, John S. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Treetop64
12-29-2005, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Dew-Claw:
Does it ever get mentioned that Captain Kangaroo (Bill Ketchamp) AND Mr. Rodgers <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">(For non Americans, Both men were Childrens Television Show Personalities for very young children, both known for thier gentle manners and child friendly programs)</span>BOTH Stormed Omaha Beach, both were decorated heros, and Mr. Rodgers was Supposed to have been "one bad Mother" so the stories go anyway.

Dood, I could see Mr. Rogers "losing it" one day! He was just so cool and colleted, then something happens and he could just go ballistic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Butch_F4F
12-30-2005, 03:46 AM
@BfHeFwMe


Humm, bet he was the guy credited with the Thatch weave, John S.
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