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Kittyhawk fighters of the American Volunteer Group flying near the Salween River Gorge on the Chinese-Burmese border, 28 May 1942

Caption   Kittyhawk fighters of the American Volunteer Group flying near the Salween River Gorge on the Chinese-Burmese border, 28 May 1942 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 28 May 1942
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 16 Dec 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
28 Nov 2010 12:29:12 PM

Pilots, near-to-far: Arvid Olson, Bob Prescott, Tom Hayward, Ken Jernstedt, and Link Laughlin
2. CW4(R) Barry Thomason says:
28 May 2011 12:29:41 PM

These are P-40B Tomahawks, not Kittyhawks.
3. Fernando says:
30 May 2011 12:20:33 PM

Pretty pic ...
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
15 Apr 2014 08:37:27 PM


Curtiss P-40B/C models were to be sent to the British, but later shipped to China and saw service with the AVG. The designation P-40B/C is not technically correct However, the AVG used both designation P-40B/C and Hawk 81A-2.
Aircraft number 68, was flown by Charles Older.

This famous photo was take by fellow AVG pilot
Robert T. Smith with 8.90 kills. Before joining the AVG, Smith was an instructor pilot with the USAAC at Randolph Field.
5. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
19 Apr 2014 01:48:27 PM


3rd Squadron Hell's Angles on patrol 1942. According to different sources, list that Arvid Olsen is flying number 68, that was assigned to Charles Older when this famous photo was taken.

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