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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:50 pm 
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Greetings All -

I have a substantial number of photos of various Vought aircraft from my numerous visits down to Grand Prairie, TX and the Vought Retiree's Club, keepers of the Vought historical archives. You'd be hard put to find a more wonderful and passionate group of men and women who are keeping the Vought history alive.

I plan on doing much what ArmyJunk2 has done for Long Island aviation history in photos - thanks to him for setting such a great example.

So.... I'll start off with some Corsairs!

Enjoy the Day! Mark

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Great Corsair pics, looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos!

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the 5 blader is quite the curve ball!! let's see more!!

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tom d. friedman wrote:
the 5 blader is quite the curve ball!! let's see more!!


Better count again!


Looks like someone tried to be funny. P-38 props????

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dyslexic .... :oops:

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ohhh! any British FAA stuff there?
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Hi Dave -

I have one or two but hope to scan more when I go back down to Vought later this Spring. In the meantime, you'll have to "endure" more USN and Marines markings :-)

Here's the next batch for your perusal and viewing pleasure...

Enjoy the Day! Mark

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and for the curious (like me), here's a detail of the aircraft in the background...
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The P-51Ds by the B-29 are from the 531st FS 21st FG 7th AF on Iwo Jima around April 45.

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In the seconed group of pictures Pic # 8 is that where the term comes from of sacking out on the deck ? I understand that was a commom affair on very hot nights in the South Sea's,is that true or were these guys just sticking closes to the Birds for a Fast Crank up ?

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The 2 carrier shots towards the end are of Air Group 84 on the USS Bunker Hill. The yellow cowl markings were added for the first raids on Toyko and removed shortly afterwards.

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Wonderful stuff Mark, thanks a bunch for sharing with us!


Fade to Black...


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Thank you Mark for these great photos. Can I ask if you can find, on your next visit, anything on the Vought Ve-10 or the Vought-Sikorsky VS-44 both flyingboats, I would appreciate.

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Greetings All -

1st off, Lewis, I'll put those two aircraft on my "looking for" list.


Here's some more Corsairs, including the only color images I have, for your perusal and viewing pleasure.

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and a bird cage.....
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jumping ahead to 1948, don't you wish at least half of these were still around...
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nice artwork...
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anyone know the story on the next two - "Baa Baa Black Sheep" footage or some other movie? Same aircraft on both pics.
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and a detail shot of the cowling artwork - note too that it is stenciled F4U-4X. Anyone have a better shot of the artwork?
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and the results of a Corsair mating with a Piper PA-48 Enforcer :-)
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Enjoy the Day! Mark


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The Carrier shots are from the NASM IMAX film, "Flyers".

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Thanks Jerry - have not seen that one...

Enjoy the Day! Mark


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