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  1. Thunderbolt56

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    I would like to say hello to the community and introduce myself.

    I'm a long-time aviation enthusiast and have been around the flight-sim community for many years (strange how I never found this place :oops: ). My Grandfather was in the 8th AF 303rd BG until 1944 when he was transferred to the 20th AF 509th BG (atomic squad) for the remainder of the war. While I was always interested, I didn't have the appreciation for it until I was in my late teens.

    I collect (and read) aviation books, aviation art and other myriad worthless trinkets.

    Anyway, I hope to enjoy this site and contribute to some good discussions as I'm able.

    TB
     
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    Welcome to the forum and greeting from the Czech Republic8)
    Thanks to your dad for his service during WW2!
     
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    60f at night and a sunny 80f during the day...but I can't complain :lol:
     
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    Welcome aboard! :occasion5: Trinkets rock, worthless or no!!!!
     
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  12. Thunderbolt56

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    LOL...I have a chunk of the Tico Belle. It's is a C-47 being refurbished that took place on many D-Day drops as well as the Berlin airlift. I also have a manual starter knob from a P-47 (ebay rocks!).
     
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    Welcome to the family TB! :thumbleft:
     
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    Welcome TB from the land of OZ...:D
     
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    Welcome TB. What kind of aviation art do you collect? I've got a modest collection myself.

    TO
     
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    Everything I have right now is made up of limited edition prints and because my Wife decided we didn't have room during a home remodeling session a few years ago, I have all of them hanging in my office.

    I have 2 prints from Nic Trudgian (Advance into Europe: signed by Nic, Hub Zemke, Donald Strait, Paul Conger and Gabby Gabreski),(Normandy Fighter Sweep: signed by Nic and Johnnie Johnson), A P-47 print of Gerald Johnson's In the Mood by Ernie Boyette signed by Jerry Johnson and Ernie, A black white sketch by Lonnie Ortega titled Collision over Buchen signed by both the 109 pilot and a couple survivers from the B-17 as well as Ortega, and Troy White's New Years Bash depicting Billy Whisner's 190 kill on Jan 1 1944.

    :)

    I haven't gotten any new art in almost 5 years and have been collecting mostly signed hardback books. They're easier to store. Problem there is I'm gonna need a bigger cabinet soon.
     
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