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


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:38 pm 
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If that is Chesty Puller in the photograph being held, I wonder what the connection is?

I believe that is Claire Chennault.


Definitely Chennault.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:44 pm 
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K5DH wrote:
I see what looks like a '65 Buick Special driving past that AJ Savage in one of the photos, so late 1964 is plausible for the date.

I drove a '65 Buick Special in high school, so that got my attention.

Went back and looked. Can't find anything that looks like one. Several first-generation Ford Falcons seem to be in evidence.

If you're talking about the light colored car in the left side of one pic, going away, that looks like a '63 Chevy, possibly/probably an Impala 4-door hardtop.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:58 pm 
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P-40N 44-7192 on display at Travel Town in L.A.'s Griffith Park, circa 1962:
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:28 pm 
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Mark Allen M wrote:
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Let's play "CSI" with this one. Enhance:

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TB-25H 43-4899, 18th AAF MPU (Motion Picture Unit) - and guess what:

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http://www.warbirdregistry.org/b25regis ... 34899.html

Congrats, Mark - you may have found the first known wartime shot of this plane! 8)

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 8:32 am 
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Super groovy Chris, nicely done.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:14 am 
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Pretty sure the blonde guy in the Miss Flying Tiger photo sequence is Erik Shilling.

Super awesome pics, Mark!

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:41 pm 
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That's definitely Chennault and not Chesty Puller. Chesty had no affiliation with the AVG. Same great haircut, though.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 12:54 am 
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I am sure the Savage pictures are at the south end of what was Lockheed, now Hollywood Burbank Pasadena Bob Hope and Others Airport.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:21 pm 
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lmritger wrote:
Pretty sure the blonde guy in the Miss Flying Tiger photo sequence is Erik Shilling.

Super awesome pics, Mark!

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No mistake that that is Eric.His hair never changed.That is RT Smith next to him.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:23 pm 
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Mark Allen M wrote:
And how about this for a wild looking SB2C. Photos state "1947 KING SKY SHOWS AIRPLANE" .. "1947 VINTAGE AIRPLANE + FEMALE PILOT BERNADINE"


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The people (Wilson-King All American Airshows) are:

Bill Lear Jr. (P-38).
Cliff Hicks (AT-6).
Bob Wilson (Head Honcho).
Bernadine King (SB2C).
Don Hackett (AT-6).
"Wild Bill" Talbot (AT-6).

Photo shot at Fullerton, CA on June 10, 1947 according to the late Bill Lear Jr.

A couple of weeks later things ended bad for the All American Airshow group.

A teenage spectator, Dolores Woodbury, was killed at the Wilson-King Sky Show at the St. George Municipal Airport. Mrs. Joe White and her infant daughter were were also injured, when a light plane involved with the airshow experienced brake failure on landing and crashed into cars parked at the edge of the airfield. The pilot, Bernadine Lewis King, was also injured.

That is if you consider an SB2C a light plane...

According to Lear in his book the group left St. George ten steps ahead of a posse in the middle of the night. Airplanes were all painted red/ white/ blue.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:51 pm 
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Well,
- the SB2C in civilian colors is awesome, but I'm laughing thinking about someone doing aerobatics in it. :lol:

- the lovely "Miss Flying Tiger" is wearing a leopard suit. :wink:

- and I missed this thread back in May because it was my travel day to the Indy 500. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:26 am 
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Warbird acro is warbird acro, what about it is laughable? No one was laughing when Frank Tallman did the Duck shows daily at Reno. The Helldiver had a landing accident, not an acro accident.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:12 am 
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Scott, if you're reposting Mark's photos, can you please restore these?

You will have my eternal gratitude


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Photos reloaded per request.

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Thank you!


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