4th FG P-51B "Yipee Joe"

Discussion in 'Aircraft Picture Requests' started by Treize, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Treize

    Treize New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Looking for any photos of the left side of P-51B 42-106911 "Yipee Joe", especially any closeups of the markings. I have the profile and right-side photo shown in "Escort to Berlin", looking for any shots of the art. Images I have shown below, along with what I need them for. :)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. ektra79

    ektra79 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Treize,

    There's a nice shot of the Yipee Joe nose art in Troy White's book (p. 71) on Kidd Hofer - "Last of the Screwball Aces." If you don't have it already, send me your e-mail address in a pm and I will scan it for you.

    Cheers,

    Tim
     
  3. ektra79

    ektra79 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Hey Treize,

    Don't know if you're still following this topic but thought I'd give you a heads up. We have looked through existing photos and have determined that Yippee Joe was not 42-106911 as previously thought, but was in fact 42-103332, a kite that later went to 336 and was lost on D-Day.

    We are not sure if and when McKennon ever flew this a/c, as he was off flight duty awaiting leave for the majority of it's time in 335.

    If you're interested in more of the details let me know.

    Cheers,

    Tim McCann
    Association of the 4th Fighter Group
     
  4. Gentile

    Gentile New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Guys - My dad was in 336 and here's a photo of him with Yipee Joe.
     

    Attached Files:

  5. ektra79

    ektra79 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Hi Thanks for posting the image, great stuff! I'll be sending you a PM.

    Cheers,

    Tim McCann
    Association of the 4th Fighter Group
     
  6. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,719
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    Very cool photos Gentile!:thumbright: :cool: Which one is he in the photo?
     
  7. Gentile

    Gentile New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    M dad's on the right - Dick Mansfield. The other guy is "Rowe".
     
  8. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,719
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
Loading...

Share This Page