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  1. Dixon Cannon

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    Hello mates! I'm the new guy so I thought I'd start with a question. Feel free to direct me to the proper spot if necessary. But here goes...
    The photo I found on Google directed me to this site, but I can't access the image. This is the shot of 'Tar Heel' after it's crash by Lt. Bert Stiles in November of 1944. I'd like a larger version of it it if it's available somewhere. Here is the shot: [​IMG]

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Dixon Cannon
     
  2. vikingBerserker

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    Welcome aboard Dixon. I'll sludge through my stuff and see if I can find anything.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Dixon!:thumbright:
     
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    From me too. No luck on your pic unfortunately but there are a few around of the intact aircraft, which you probably know.
     
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    I thought "Tarheel" was Preddy's aircraft, a P-40E (41-5509) that crashed in the PTO 12 July 42...

    Must of been two of 'em :lol:

    Welcome to the forums, by the way
     
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    Dave, Preddy's craft was a P-51 and was shot down by freindly fire the the ETO. At least I thought that's what Harrison had been working on a while back. I could very well be wrong though cause that happens a lot.
     
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    George Preddy started out in the PTO :)

    His wreck (above mentioned date) was caused when he was struck by a buddy during a mock dogfight (practice)
     
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    Tarheel was Jim Starnes' regular mount but Stiles crashed and was killed while flying it.
     
  9. Dixon Cannon

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    Crimea, that is correct. P-51D Mustang 6N-X (44-14387) which Starnes named 'Tar Heel', when he was assigned to the 505th Fighter Squadron, 339th Fighter Group, 8th USAAF. Fowlmere, ETO
     
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    Welcome from England. Sorry, I haven't been able to find your pic.
     
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    crash_p51mustang.jpg

    Found a slightly larger one here - at least the 'Tar Heel' is readable! -Dixon Cannon
     
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    Welcome to the family mate!
     
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    Glad you could find something better than the original one you had and welcome to the gang Dixon.
     
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