P-38's in Germany

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  1. Kingscoy

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    Hi,
    Two more pics of P-38's on German airstrips. Nice details on a/c and pilots.
    Regards,
    Sander
     

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    Great pics Sander!
     
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    Very Cool! 8)

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  4. Njaco

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    Nice pics along with the P-47s and L birds!!
     
  5. Airframes

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    Very nice pics Sander. BTW, was the pic in your avatar taken at a commemorative drop at Arnhem by any chance? Brings back memories of falling out of 'Hercs'!!
     
  6. Kingscoy

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    Hi Airframes,

    Yes, the pic was taken at Arnhem September 19th this year. The Herc in the photo is the a/c which our company and myself jumped from. It was a very impresive memorial jump this year with over 1000 airborne troops being dropped over the Ginkel Heath and luckely with quiet some veterans watching.
    It was very busy in the sky after the exit. You jumped at Arnhem too?

    I'm including a nice pic taken from the ground by my girlfriend.

    I know its a little bit off topic but for the one time....

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    Great photos thanks!
     
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    Looks like you and Airframes have a lot in common....both of you have jumped at, ummm, Arnhem! :)
     
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    367th fighter group, background a Jug from the 392nd f.s. with red cowling band. Eschborn/Frankfurt from April 10, 1945 onward till wars end.

    nice pics !
     
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    Brilliant pic there Sander! I did the drop in 1974, and also the one for the 'Bridge too Far' movie. Unfortunately, that one was from a Herc too, out of shot of the Daks on screen - just one dot in a sky full of canopies!!
     
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    Very nice pics!
     
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    Nice pics. Thanks for sharing
     
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    Another one, 78th FG P-47....one of my favourite photo's. Look at the size of this beast.
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    Sander

    p.s Airframes; That must have been a truly awesome sight and happening, the Bridge too far jump!!
     

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    Sander

    have you ever seen one up close in real life ? yes quite impressive and when compared to the P-51 Mustang somewhat overshadows the Stang in dimensions from the front with that big boy engine
     
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    Hello Erich,

    I saw one up close at the American Air Museum at Duxford and P-47D "No Guts No Glory" at the flight line. The P-47 is indeed a huge monster...and I'm not a small guy!!
    It's my favourite USAAF a/c.

    Regards,
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    yes it is a big boy, almost too big really for the time, but job well done by the a/c .............. another 78th fg crate
     

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