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African-American US Army pilots flying P-40 Warhawk fighters over Selfridge Field, Michigan, United States, circa 28 Jun-14 Sep 1943

Caption   African-American US Army pilots flying P-40 Warhawk fighters over Selfridge Field, Michigan, United States, circa 28 Jun-14 Sep 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   208-VM-1-5-69G
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 5 Mar 2008

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 May 2008 11:41:26 PM

Red border around National Insignia dates this between 28-Jun-1943 and 14-Sep-1943 (red border only lasted three-and-a-half months).
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
16 Feb 2015 06:20:28 AM


During WWII the Curtiss P-40 served with Allied countries on all fronts, it was one of the first
US fighters to get into the fight and continued to serve through out WWII. Did you know the P-40 served as a sea-going fighter for the Royal Navy.


Powered by 1 x Rolls-Royce Griffon engine and designated P-40H was built by Fairley and entered service in 1944 armed w/4 x 20mm cannons, folding wings. The Royal Navy continued to operate the
P-40H after WWII saw service in Korea and even shot down a Communist Mig 15 jet fighter.
Later supported British forces in Malaya, and the Suez Crisis retired by the (FAA) Fleet Air Arm in 1960.

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