Field Marshall Herman Goering
P-38 Lightning: The Deadly World War II Plane That Fought Everywherewhen the first mustang few over berlin, that fat guy whose name i cant remember in charge of the german air force, turned to his aide and said, we just lost the war. when i was a little boy growing up in fargo n.dak, the air guard their flew them. i loved to watch them fly over fargo and i would watch them when ever they did. when i was stationed with the french in africa they flew corsaers (sp) the sea gull winged plane. they fought the algerians with them. liked them also. i really like the p38 double bodied one with twin propellers. that plane scared the crap out of the japanese and i think it was used in europe. they got that japanese admiral with that kind of plane.
Now that I'm done drooling and slobbering over the items in the picture (mostly the Cobra). Is that a real deal P-51 or a replica? The reason I'm asking is back several years a guy I used to work with brought in kit airplane magazines and kit plane catalogs. In one of these they had a 4/5 or maybe it was a 7/8 scale P-51 Mustang kit that used either a Chevrolet 350 or a Ford 351 Cleveland engine as the power plant. The engines were pretty much stock except that they were rigged for fuel injection and dry sumped. I wondered that since it's parked among those other Fords that it was a Ford powered replica?
Good Morning Sir....Richard Bong come to our Iowa school during the war in a war bondBong came back to the US as an instructor and test pilot and was killed. All those fights with the Japs and he dies in a test airplane.
It was Isoroku Yamamoto the team of P-38's shot down over Bougainville I believe.