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 Post subject: James Howard's P-51B
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:10 pm 
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Does anyone have a photo of Howard's P-51B from the 354thFG, named DING HAO. Specifically, I want to find out if this ship had a Malcolm hood installed. His book, Roar of the Tiger, has artwork of the ship with the Malcolm hood, but other pics of Howard in the cockpit seem to show the framed canopy.


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 Post subject: Howard
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:14 pm 
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His early P-51B had the standard canopy. The well known P-51B had the malcolm hood. The picture of him standing up in the cockpit is a 353rd sqd. aircraft. The P-51B he won the MOH in was AJ*X.

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My old Monogram kit of "Ding Ho" had a Malcolm hood.

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43-6315 had a Malcolm hood installed at some point; a few impressions


1st photo with the standard canopy:

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after conversion to Malcolm hood


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Thank you, Martin. Another question: In the second photo, the one with the fellow standing beside the aircraft's engine, what are the little symbols above the exhaust stacks?


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These are brooms - they stand for fighter sweeps - but the habit of painting on such mission markings soon was discontinued.

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