Bogeys


On this page you'll find photos of US Army P-40s that I have yet to identify and/or for which I have
little information. If you can shed light on anything shown here, please contact the webmaster.




I've yet to research this shot, although it appears that these P-40Ks have received cold-weather
modifications similar to those seen on Hawks in Alaska and Iceland.


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This is P-40N 42-104944 sitting with a sister ship on what appears to be a strip in the PTO or CBI,
but I have no further info and am not truly sure of the theater. Gut feeling; PTO. But I've been wrong
many times in the past! Heck, this could be a stateside training field for all I know. Anyhoo, of interest
is the non-standard national insignia which would seem to indicate field-application and may possibly
suggest a rough time-frame of perhaps late 1943 or early 1944.

There does appear to be a marking on the forward part of each ship's chin-scoop, but the photo is
not clear enough to show good detail and I've yet to run a comparison with similar known markings.



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This is a P-40E or E-1, this much we know. Other than that, I've only tentative guesses.


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Another view of the same scene...


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A P-40B (or a C?) that bellied in while the prop was still turning. I have no other info.


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Lt. Donald E. Nelson sitting in the cockpit of a Hawk 81... hey, maybe he's the fella who bellied in the
Hawk shown in the photo above? Sorry, just thinking aloud...

Can anyone tell me which outfit he may have been with?


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Bombs. Guns. Ammo. P-40K. Vengeance and Shrike. (Helldiver) P-38. Gypsy Rose Lee dancing in the corner.
(Just checking to see if you're paying attention.) All in a hangar.

That's all I know for sure.

No, I lied.

Bernard Hoffman took the photo, apparently in 1943.

That's all I know for sure.

For real this time.

UPDATE: The location of this photo has been identified as Wright Field.


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This appears to be a P-40-CU, with no engine and what looks like a makeshift lower cowling. Also, it
looks like the landing gear has been removed from the port wing, along with its fairings.
Maybe this Hawk was used as an instructional airframe of some sort?


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The photo below was posted by 'Harlan' on the US Militaria Forum. This Hawk obviously belongs
to a stateside training outfit, but beyond that we've no further info except that the photo
belongs to Harlan's buddy, whose father, the fella on the right, was an AAF mechanic.


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An anonymous stateside pilot with his P-40N...


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Another stateside Hawk, though I don't know which outfit it's from... possibly the 76th TRG.
The band on the wing may be a 'wargames' marking, but I'm not totally sure about that.


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Alrighty... this ship looks to be a P-40E-1. The name on the nose ends with an 'E'.
Other than that, I dunno... haven't done any digging on it yet. It came in a group of
photos showing P-40s at Luke Field, AZ, and one shot of an 8th FG sign post in the PTO.

Anyone have more info? If so, give a yell via the email link at the top of the page.


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Here we have what is likely a P-40-CU... I've yet to do any digging to try and identify
the airfield and thus the outfit. Maybe someone out there knows the buildings in the
background by sight? If so, give a yell via the email link at the top of the page.


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