P-40K-10-CU 42-10256

This P-40K was one of many supplied to the USSR during WWII. In 1943 the aircraft was shot down in the area
of Murmansk, where it lay until recovered in 1992. Initial restoration work was begun by Ken Hake of Tipton,
Kansas, but in 2004 the Hawk was bought by Ron and Diane Fagen of Warhawks Inc. and the project was moved
to Granite Falls, Minnesota. The ship flew again for the first time in almost 63 years on June 5th, 2006.

There is much more to the story of this fine restoration, which I hope to tell more completely in the future.


This Hawk is currently owned and operated by the
Texas Flying Legends Museum at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas.




Oshkosh 2006


Dave Miller photo


Dave Miller photo


Dave Miller photo



Air Expo 2006

Presented by Wings of the North at Flying Cloud Field in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Photos by my Flickr friends, Chuck and Kelly Ward... thanks folks!


Charles Ward photo


Charles Ward photo


Charles Ward photo


Charles Ward photo


Kelly Ward photo


Kelly Ward photo


Kelly Ward photo



Migrating North

This super-groovy shot was caught by Jessica Ambats from the tail of the B-25 'Betty's Dream'
during a flight North from TFLM's home at Ellington Field in Houston, to the Dakota Territory
Air Museum
in Minot, North Dakota, TFLM's staging base for that yearly wing-nut mecca that is
'Oshkosh'. I believe the photo was taken in the vicinity of Chadron, Nebraska in June of 2013.

Doug Rozendaal was driving the Hawk, while the B-25 was flown by Alan Miller.


Photo by Jessica Ambats - Check out her website



A closer look...


Photo by Jessica Ambats - Check out her website



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