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Old 10-17-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Pappy's Plane

I heard it. The unmistakable sound of the 12 cylinder in-line engine of a World War II fighter caught my attention from inside the store where I was making a pick-up.
But first.....I was going across the highway to the Sonoma, California airport and see my airplane, then I could go back to work and deliver what I had just obtained.

It's a funky little strip with some funky ancient aircraft parked around, some of what made aviation back when.

There were no gates so I ended up weaving my way between hangers until I rounded the corner of the last hanger and.........

It was like driving into the past.

PAPPY's PLANE! The P-40 my dad flew against the Japanese in the Aleutian Islands

The business end

The 'kill button' in a fighter pilot's office.

Where did I end up?
Santa Cruz......

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I love P-40s awesome little planes! Cool little adventure that you had there.


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Old 10-18-2010, 07:36 PM   #3
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Beautiful airplane!
When I saw the title of this thread I though of Pappy Boyington's plane, the Corsair, which is also one of my favorites due in part to a TV show from my childhood called 'Ba Ba Blacksheep'.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:16 AM   #4
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Pappy did indeed fly P-40's in Indo-China before the US entry into the war with Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers.


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