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  1. 3 points
    AngryGoat

    History buff looking for help

    So recently I remember my grandfather’s best friend and next door neighbor flew P38s and P39s in the war. His name was Joseph B. Maley. He was a part of the 32nd Air Operations “the spitting wolfhounds.” So I started diving deep into Internet searching and to my surprise, I found an AWESOME picture of him posing on his P38 “Shanty Irish”. Was wondering if anyone could help me out with finding markings or paint colors? Seeing I only have one black and white photo, I feel like there’ll be a lot of guessing. But would love to recreate it and fly it in his honor. I feel bad that I was too young at the time to really appreciate talking to him and can only wish to be able to pick his brain about his time in aviation.
  2. 3 points
    Vonrd

    History buff looking for help

    My dad was a tank gunner and his tank was also "Shanty Irish"! I found a P51 that was also Shanty Irish but didn't have any luck with Mr. Maley. M5A1 “Shanty Irish” 12th Armored Division Rouffach, France, February 1945 1st Lt. Gilbert O’Brien, 357th FG, P-51B “Shanty Irish”
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    Klaiber

    History buff looking for help

    Here is a better photograph: I can't find a lot on the 32nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group. I don't have a ton of books on Allied fighter squadrons. I did find this, however: http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/36th_Fighter_Group.html We also know that the 32nd Fighter Squadron transitioned to the P-38 in 1945, but VE day cut their operational use short. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/32nd_Air_Operations_Squadron#Panama_Canal_Defense Based on the picture you have above, it looks like the nacelles are olive drab. The nose tip is probably yellow. And the aircraft would not have invasion stripes on it, as it's early 1945. Honestly, it's probably similar looking to this P-38L: Unfortunately, it's just not possible to get specifics without a more complete photograph. For example, I have no idea what the unit markings were like, either on the boom tails or on the vertical stabilizers. Hopefully that helps!
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    There's a lot of otherwise intelligent humans out there that allow themselves to look like drooling morons because they don't know how to operate the apostrophe to standard. https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Apostrophes I'm on a mission to civilize.
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    Its really quite simple.
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    As someone who corrects other people's writing for a living - thank you.
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    S! All, The following JG I pilots are being recognized for their actions during Session A3 of Flanders In Flames 2020 "Fall Campaign" (flown on 24 October 2020). Congratulations! . . . Iron Cross 2nd Class OffzSt. Heinrich (ScorchedBeans) Freund, Jasta 10 (session #A3, 24 October 2020), for the destruction of 2 enemy aircraft within one streak. Honor Goblet for the Victor in Air Combat Vzfw. Oskar (Dutch) Verboten, Jasta 10 (session #A3, 24 October 2020), for the destruction of 1 enemy aircraft within one streak. Prussian Air Gunner Badge Vzfw. Oskar (Dutch) Verboten, Jasta 10 (session #A3, 24 October 2020), for acting as an observer / gunner during an official sortie. German Army Report OffzSt. Lothar (GenMarkof) von Zudet, Jasta 11 (session #A3, 24 October 2020), posthumously, for gallantry in battle, but also extraordinary fidelity and essential service. [esprit de corps] Hptm. Heinrich (Maus) Maushake, Jasta 10 (session #A3, 24 October 2020), posthumously, for gallantry in battle, but also extraordinary fidelity and essential service. [great streak - 2 aerial victories, and 2 wounded-in-actions, over 9 sorties.] OffzSt. Lothar Loopy, Jasta 4 (session #A3, 24 October 2020), posthumously, for gallantry in battle, but also extraordinary fidelity and essential service. [great streak - 3 aerial victories, and 2 wounded-in-actions, over 7 sorties.]
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    Vonrd

    ROF shifting control axes

    Our house (2 BD 2 bath, 1940s Craftsman with a very narrow garage and showing its age) ... $1,103,520 ... but we love the Bay area and no plans to sell at this time (though it's really tempting... my wife bought it for about $80 K in 2002).
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    US103_Tobin

    ROF shifting control axes

    Thought I could attach our latest (and hopefully final) floor plan. This has to be approved by the county and the HOA. This takes up to 3 months 😬
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