Dad's WWII Scrapbook sees the light of day

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  1. hawkeye2an

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    #1 hawkeye2an, Jun 11, 2010
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    My dad just rolled this out on me on a recent visit. He is "retired" in Arizona restoring aircraft for the Pima Air Museum. He just found his WWII scrapbook (he was a young teen during the war years) at the bottom of a box and gave it to me. The clips are all from local newspapers, The St Joe News-Press and Gazette or The Kansas City Star and Times (in those days there were morning AND evening papers). Thought I'd share a few of these with you and if you enjoy them I'll keep adding more from time to time.

    First pic I would like any further info if it's out there as it was payed for by school children from my hometown of St Joseph, MO and I plan on building it in 1/48th.

    The second clip I found interesting as I didn't realise we had 109s on display to the public as early as 1942-43.

    The third has been on this forum before, but I hadn't seen any caption with it.
     

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    That's fricken awesome!
     
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    Great material Hawkeye!!:shock: Thank you for sharing sir.:thumbright:
     
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    Terriffic! Can't wait to see what else might be in the box. :)
     
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    Fantastic stuff Hawk ! Definitely like to see more. The second pic, with the '109, is interesting, as it seems to be a similar collection of aircraft posted elsewhere on the forum very recently, I think the pics in question being taken at la Guardia in that instance. looks like they were doing a tour of the 'States.
     
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    #6 hawkeye2an, Jun 12, 2010
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    Here's the next batch.

    Kaiser teamed with Howard Hughes and this plane became the "Spruce Goose"
     

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    Great stuff!
     
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    Next batch
     

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    Excellent stuff, thank you for sharing.
     
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    That's quite a collection of clippings. Neat stuff!
     
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    Super archival post. The reason why I come here is to see the stuff you're not going to see anywhere else! Good job.
     
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    Again Hawk, very interesting material. Thank you for sharing this.:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    I like the third pic's caption. Just taking their bomb out for a 'ride'.

    Also noticed how heavily retouched the last pic is.
     

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    Great pics and clippings!

    I'm gonna say that Bf 109 'Emil' is probably ex-battle of Britain - many of them that were shot down intact were used as fund-raisers in Britain and the US.

    Love the 'super-duper' P-38!
     
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    Thanks for the info

    Keep looking, I've ONLY got 60 or 70 more !!!
     
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    Next up
     

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    Excellent stuff, keep them coming
     
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