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 Post subject: P-39 "Big D"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:28 am 
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My apologies if this is old news...didn't realize CAF Centex Wing's Cobra "Miss Connie" had been rechristened!

(Or am I just the last one to the party...again...) :lol:



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 Post subject: Re: P-39 "Big D"
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They'll have to change the paint to 345th FS, 350th FG as Big D was flown by Lt. Jack Ogilvie from that unit. He's still living btw and probably down that way


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Party on Dan! :drinkers:

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 Post subject: Re: P-39 "Big D"
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Dan Johnson II wrote:
Big D was flown by Lt. Jack Ogilvie from that unit.

The door has him as a Captain?

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Party on, Andy! :drink3:


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 Post subject: Re: P-39 "Big D"
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KiwiZac wrote:
Dan Johnson II wrote:
Big D was flown by Lt. Jack Ogilvie from that unit.

The door has him as a Captain?


He ended up a Captain from what I could find on the net.

In fact, the few pics I can find of the P-39s his unit flew, it looks like all they need to do is put proper ETO bars on the star, the subdued/dark 13 on the door, and chain the fin to have a yellow or white "Swoosh" across the top instead of a stripe (no color photos and I'm not a B&W color "expert" :) ). The spinners appear to have been red, so that's already done. I see some paintings and images of yellow aft fuselage and wing stripes, but the couple of pics that were definitely the 435th FS didn't show the stripes on their P-39s, only on the P-47s.


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 Post subject: Re: P-39 "Big D"
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Needs yellow MTO bands on the wing and around the tail. Red spinner, yellow 13 on the door etc. It's still a PTO scheme with Jack's name and plane name on it.


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