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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-28-2017 at 10:06:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't know if this has been posted/preserved here in the past but here it is for those interested in FORD MOTOR COMPANY's contribution to WWII ...

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    Larry TX    Posted 07-28-2020 at 12:12:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • PS... at that '13 WOH air show, our club's MV's were positioned around a then current flying B52 bomber, and though I can't recall the name at the moment that painted on the leading edge of the fuselage, there was also the head oi a native Indian painted below that name. We were informed by some of the 52's crew that as soon as the plane got back to it's home base, the Indian head (and name of the plane) was going to be painted over as may offend certain folks.

    Additionally that day, the primary guest of the show was a long time retired Lt. Col. that was the last surviving member (and co-pilot of the man himself) of Jimmy Doolittle's famous B25 squadron. That gentleman was Richard Cole, who resided in Texas (before passing away I believe back in '18) autographed one of our club members Humvee and also another member's fighter plane helmet.

    Larry TX    Posted 07-28-2020 at 11:10:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • First time Tim that I've sat and enjoyed looking through all the attached photos. In the first photo showing the Ford produced jeep in '40, the description states that the jeep is in the Veteran's Museum in Huntsville Texas, but the museum is in Huntsville Alabama.

    Further along, the photo showing the Ford built M20 (and the 5 ton 923 troop transport sitting behind it) at the '13 Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Field ('bout 5 miles east of me here in P-ville), the Ford belongs to one of our Bluebonnet Military Motor Pool club members as does the five ton truck. I attended that event also with our Chevy CUCV.

    carl jimz    Posted 10-03-2018 at 20:03:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • love these pics

    lonestarjeff    Posted 08-04-2018 at 13:56:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That was an awesome link Tim! I could look at the WWII engines all day, let alone the complete machines.


    John (AL)    Posted 03-11-2018 at 14:20:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That M4A3 runs. A buddy of mine is the head curator there and gets to drive it between the museum and the warehouse pretty regularly.

    GregW    Posted 05-11-2018 at 14:48:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What is the name of the museum?

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