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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:55 pm 
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per request ....

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General George S Patton sitting in the back of a Stinson L-5 looking like .... me! lol

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General Eisenhower sitting in the back of an L-4 Grasshopper I believe.

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Lt. Gen. Jacob Devers (left), Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean theater and his pilot Maj. J. T. Walker, in a Piper Cub.

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Italy, 1944: General Mark Clark, U.S. Fifth Army’s commanding general during the Italian Campaign, standing in front of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel, “A” s/n 298489, “Rome Express”, which replaced the L-4 Grasshopper earlier used by Clark as personal aircraft. Under the windscreen the name of J. T. Walker, Clark’s personal pilot.

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General Collins in a Stinson L-5E during the Korean War.

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General James H Doolittle standing in front of a Lockheed P-38

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Major General James H. Doolittle poses in front of a Martin B-26 Marauder at Maison Blanch, Algeria, 15 October 1943

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General Doolittle and crew after B-26 Mission.

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North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang 44-13730 with General 'Jimmy' Doolittle at the controls over Podington.

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General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Commander in-Chief, Far East Command, on an inspection tour of the South Korean Forces after the surprise attack by the North Koreans.
General MacArthur's C-54 'Bataan'

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Boeing XC-108 B-17E (41-2593) converted to a V.I.P. transport for General Douglas MacArthur

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General MacArthur's B-17 'Bataan'

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B-17E 'Sally' of US 5th Air Force based between Townsville, Queensland, Australia and Port Moresby, New Guinea exclusively to transport Major General Kenny.

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General Kenny's B-17 at 7 Mile Port Moresby, New Guinea.

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9082) formerly of the 12th Air Force gifted to General Montgomery by General Dwight D Eisenhower.

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Boeing B-17 G-90-VE, 44-8906, by General Mark Clark 1945-1946

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Boeing B-17 G-90-VE, 44-8906, by General Mark Clark 1945-1946

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Lt. General Robert Eichelberger in front of the 'Miss Em' at Tacloban Airstrip, Leyte Island, Philippines, December 18, 1944.

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Lt. General Daniel Sultan in the cockpit of his C-47, 'Sultan's Magic Carpet'

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DOUGLAS C-54E 27352..(DC-4 Skymaster)"from the box again"
The aircraft was built in Chicago, the factory at the time was where the present OHare International Airport is. Her US Air force number was 44-9126 and accepted by the US ARMY on May 15th 1945. She was transferred to the new USAF on Sept 19th 1947.
During the early fifties she was assigned to a two star (Major General) later only 3 and 4 star Generals rated 4 engine planes, 1 and 2 stars got you a twin engine.
The aircraft was actioned at Davis Monthan AFB on November 6 1975, it was then registed N9013V by Transglobal, then with Flying Fish of Indiana in Jan 19 1980
There is a gap in her history, with stories of drug running up from South America and being impounded by FBI etc etc but in 1995 it was purchased in Montana and flown to Brisbane via Los Angeles,Honolulu, Marjuro, Honiara
It was the 298th C-54 built.
The photo was taken by Wm J Balogh Sr on 12th July 1952.

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A P-47 Thunderbolt (VM-P_), nicknamed 'Kokoma', of the 551st Fighter Training Squadron, 495th Fighter Training Group, flown by General William E. Kepner, 25 March 1945.

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P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-26637) nicknamed Kokomo of the 495th Fighter Training Group, flown by General William E Kepner.

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USAAF General Lewis H. Brereton in front of B-26 Marauder 41-31819 'MILD AND BITTER'

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:40 pm 
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A great collection Mark.

For information C-54E 49126 now resides in the HARS museum at Wollongong south of Sydney and is airworthy and currently being painted to represent the DC-4's flown here by Trans Australia Airlines [TAA] and Airlines of NSW


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Great photos Mark, thanks

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I didn't know Doolittle was checked out in a P-51.
I'm a little bit surprised they let him go solo, but as commander If the 8th AF, there wasn't anyone to say "no" and he could make the argument that he needed to be familiar with the types in service.

If I had an L-5 or L-4, I'd make a set of 3 & 4 star placards for the windows.
It would be tempting to do one up in 3rd Army/Patton markings.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:30 pm 
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JohnB wrote:
I didn't know Doolittle was checked out in a P-51.


I imagine after successfully racing a Gee Bee around the pylons that a Mustang was pretty tame by comparison.


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Part 2

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Brigadier General Walter Peck Commander of the 96th Bomb Wing after returning from a mission with the 466th BG

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Major General Elwood R Quesada seated in the cockpit of a Lockheed P-38 at an air base somewhere in England. 27-May-44.

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Maj. Gen. E.R. Quesada, commanding, 9th Fighter Command, is seen helping refuelling a plane after landing on the emergency strip in Cherbourg Peninsula

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Major General William E Kepner standing on the wing of a plane at an airbase in England. 2nd Bomb Division, 8th AF.

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Part 3

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Lieutenant-General Devers boards his aircraft after a visit to the 4th Fighter Group at Debden, June 1943.

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General E Partridge in the cockpit of a B-26 Marauder of the 388th Bomb Group.

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General MacArthur's B-17 'Bataan'

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Part 4

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Brig Gen Francis Griswold P-51B-1-NA 43-12406 495th Fighter Training Group.

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Brig General Robert Travis poses in front of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 303rd Bomb Group England 26-Nov-43

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Brig General Frederick L Anderson poses in the door of an air plane at the 91st Bomb Group base in England. 16-May-43

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Brigadier-General Fred L. Anderson and a crew of the 94th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (XM-Z) at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham). 19 May 1943.

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Douglas R4D Flag aircraft of Rear Admiral Osbourne B. Hardison, chief of Naval Air Primary Training, is checked out by ground crew at NAS New Orleans, circa early 1945

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C-47 Skytrain nicknamed Fatigued, belonging to Lieutenant-General Lewis H. Brereton, 9th Air Force commander.

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C-47 Skytrain nicknamed Fatigued, belonging to Lieutenant-General Lewis H. Brereton, 9th Air Force commander.

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C-47 Skytrain nicknamed 'Fatigued', belonging to Lieutenant-General Lewis H. Brereton, 9th Air Force commander.

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B-24 Liberator-One of Gen. Harmon's Personal Planes

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I love this last shot....note the polished BT-13, the Hellcats, and the YELLOW JM-1!!!


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Mark Allen M wrote:
per request ....

Part 1

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North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang 44-13730 with General 'Jimmy' Doolittle at the controls over Podington.

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This one is curious, an early model "D" with no dorsal fin, but late enough in the war for 'post-invasion' stripes.
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Mark, once again excellent photos you've shared with us! You are a real asset to the forum. I really like the picture of Doolittle in the P-51. He is one of my aviation heroes.


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Two Generals
https://youtu.be/3Y_TBXRqdXk


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Marvelous set of photos as always Mark!

The panels from General Kepner's P-47 with the nose art were on display at the Grissom Air Museum last time I was there. He was from that area, hence the name "Kokomo".

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