Another new old guy/retired Navy type

Discussion in 'Basic' started by [email protected], Oct 2, 2008.

  1. gmailander@charter.net

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    Researching my father's Air Force career and have his dash 5's/flight records.
    Trying to find info on the AT-20 Avro Anson and their use at Stockton Field, CA. Will be looking for other info on various WWII training acft. Hopefully this will get me started.

    GD Mailander
     
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    Welcome to the forum, GD. When did you retire ? I retired in '71....
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    I have a source that knows the ins and outs of the Canadian Ansons of which the AT20 ,
    What would you Yanks have done without Lend Lease:lol:
     
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    Not very friendly for a fellow shipmate is he???
     
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    Thanks. Got this from former B-25 pilot who trained at Stockton:"I'll never forget the Avril Ansons, we called them banana boats. They were orange with a fabric exterior. The bailout procedure was to put your head down and run and bust through the outer fabric. We had to be gentle on the brakes because if we blew a tire the plane was junked as we had no spare tires. The banana boat flew like balloons-it was good experience, but not good flight training".
     
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    Looks like u dont care to talk to the 5 or so fellow sailors here, including this former SEAL....

    Nor the 15 members that bothered to say hello to u, u rude fu*k....
     
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