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old pictures of the mock-up

Posted by laurent boulestin on Thu Mar 04, 2004 03:34:44 AM

In reply top P-40 at Wheeler AAF posted by Roger Cain on Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:37:06 PM

Taken from an old french publication about the Pearl Harbor attack:



: In 1998, I took my fathers ashes to Pearl Harbor (his favo
: rite place) and visited some airfields around Honolulu. At
: Wheeler AAF, there is a mock-up P-40B that looks good fro
: m the distance. According to the information with it, the
: plane was used in the "Tora, Tora, Tora" movie and was don
: ated by 20th Century Fox Film Corporation to Wheeler AAF.
: It was restored by the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron
: in 1974............Roger Cain
: : I don't know if its still there, but there was a P-40 on
: d
: : isplay at some military barracks near Honolulu in 1973.
: O
: : D paint, did not have "flying tiger" teeth. Upper inner
: l
: : eft wing had PW14 in white. No one was around, so I got
: t
: : o check it out pretty closely. I believe it was an E mod
: el
: : .

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