Names of WWII fighters?

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  1. agailor1

    agailor1 New Member

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    What are some names of some US fighters from WWII. Not model names like Hellcat or Mustang, but Old Crow, Hun Hunter, etc.?

    Preferably the names of some famous planes like Pappy Boyington's or other aces.
     
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    Best bet would be to Google "nose art" and see what comes up. Do it for images and go from there.
     
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    A good source for the American aircraft, like the P-51s and the P-47s, etc can be found at places like 8th Air Force Fighter Group - Littlefriends.co.uk

    I don't think Pappy had an official "name" for his aircraft, but the names he called it probably can't be printed here...
     
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    "Panchito" B-25's...
     
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    Yeager used the Glennis name through out his career. Mine might be " Excuse me.... GET OTTA THE WAY"
     
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    I do't think that the US Navy allowed their pilots to put any nose art on their aircraft. That may applied to names as well.
     
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    There's the Hellcat "Minsi". Actually there were at least three of them, the only one I've seen photos of is "Minsi III".

    Boyington's Corsair was actually called Lucybelle IIRC, but it was changed post-war because of some nasty happenings with the real Lucybelle. It also wasn't "his" Corsair per se, 214's pilots didn't have Corsairs assigned to them, they just grabbed whatever was ready, and Boyington usually took the oldest and most tired looking bird ready to fly.
     
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    From "The Great Book of World War Two Airplanes," 'Maw Sweet. Eva L" "Carol's Baby," "Sleepy Tyme Gal," ' The Hun Hunter," Pattie Ann," "Short- Fuse Sallee," "Big Beautiful Doll," "Jersey Jerk," all P51s.
    "Little Skunkface," "Esmeralda," "Winsome Winn," all B17s
    "Putt Putt Maru," P38
    Apparently, only the AAF was really big on nose art.
     
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    Are we forgetting the most famout B-29 in the world, "Enola Gay" ??? And the #2, "Bock's Car" ??

    Charles
     

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    Pulverisor 1 through 4 were RCAF 440 Sqn Typhoons
     
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    I dragged out a book on nose art, and came up with these P-51's:

    Rascal
    What's Up Doc
    Petie the Third
    Moose
    Six Shooter
    Shangri-La
    Passion Wagon
    Double Trouble
    Chihuahua

    And CMOH winner Maj. John Howard's justly famous 'Ding Hao!"

    JL
     
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