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Warbird Digest


WWII Bombers
The North American P-51 Mustang
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submitted by Bruce Guberman
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We know the P-51, who is the pilot and GIB?
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by Dick Phillips
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by Tom Smith, photo by Jim Hess
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Case 17    Sunday 14 Jan 2018 by Richard Sawyer
My apologies, it was 1977 that Doc and I made the trip to OsKosh.
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Case 17    Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 by Rick Sawyer
I knew Doc well, and flew with him on occasions. I also owned a B-25J N2849G. I kept this Mitchell at the east T-hangars in Cedar Rapids, Ia. next to Doc. In 1980, I flew my Mitchell to OshKosh with Doc off my wing. Near Rockford Il, the right engine failed and had to make an emergency landing at Rockford. We were sitting on the ground there, me covered in engine oil and a filter plugged with filings, while Doc laid on the wing of his mustang. He said "get used to this because if you have time to spare, fly warbird air".
One of the saddest day in my life was his funeral in Marengo. The warbird flyover brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful individual he was.
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Case 6    Thursday 28 Dec 2017 by Chief Rick
Bill was a very close friend of my father's. His passenger that fateful day was Cliff Hellwig. A high school friend of mine's father. Both of these gentleman (among others) put a lot of time into this aircraft. Knowing Bill as being meticulous, I'm buying off on the COOLANT LINE failure. My dad was first on scene with airport fire equipment. He said the aircraft was to join a formation with two other aircraft headed to Edwards when the accident occured. This 51 had a lot of TLC prior to the crash. The coolant line story seem's reasonable. It was reported that GLYCOL was impregnated into the helmet liners. (reported a number of month's later. Agency involved unknown).
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Case 152    Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 by Nick Barham
"Gold in them thar hills".... I remember hearing about that. Teem of psychics that worked on the ranch tried their abilities to find it. Heard mostly silver.
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Case 152    Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 by Nick Barham
Plus I have always wanted all these years to contact Greg McGinnis ...I never apologized for locking him in a steamer trunk.
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Case 152    Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 by Nick Barham
I did a search on this because recently I worked for a guy that his father worked for HM. His boss owns a P-51. I mentioned Patrick's plane and found out his dad worked for him.
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Case 152    Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 by Nick Barham
Is his house still there with all the hand carved doors from different countries?
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Case 152    Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 by Nick Barham
My dad helped build MDI.
Barhamblvd@gmail.com
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Case 152    Tuesday 26 Dec 2017 by Nick Barham
Does anyone know my dad, Clay Barham?
He was on the ranch runway when WPP had his last flight, along with Art, WPP's flying instructor. They both heard an odd whistle then no noise. They both went up in a Cessna to search. My dad spotted the wreckage with no fire or smoke. There wa
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Case 17    Thursday 21 Dec 2017 by nick goth
I saw the Mustang named Tangerine back in August/September 87 when i was in my teens in London. The bird was in a big Victorian building in the middle of London in a war museum. Also there was a Storch and a 190. Was so awesome. And AA guns and vehicles. how the hell did they get the planes inside hehe. Was dark atmosphere so my photos were junk. The idiots who put the kit in there had no planning permission so i heard. Go figure. The museum shut. Unsure of location or name. Was awesome. I love mustangs...