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Old 10-22-2018, 08:57 PM   #1571
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Hey Buzz, how many times do you think you've seen "Fighter Squadron" with Robert Stack and Edmund O'Brian? I've lost count.
Every time it comes up. I think I was around 6-7 years old the first time. Pretty good movie in its day.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:13 PM   #1572
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Yeah, I think so, too. For some reasons the historic inaccuracies don't bother me the way they do some films. Yeah, I know that airfield they're on doesn't look anything like an 8th AF base, and yeah, I know they used Mustangs as '109's, and yeah that whole plot about not being allowed to get married was baloney, and yeah the markings were all wrong for an 8th Air Force unit..and there's more. But I still really enjoy it every time I watch it.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:09 AM   #1573
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Hey, I think the best part is that even in the Pacific the P-47 did better than Mustang in terms of scoring lol....didn't Neel Kearby have more kills than almost every Mustang pilot too? He had 22, Preddy is the only Pony driver who scored more than Kearby with 26, the next nearest all were in the 18-21 range.

Also, this made me laugh today......

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Old 10-23-2018, 01:17 AM   #1574
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Hey, I think the best part is that even in the Pacific the P-47 did better than Mustang in terms of scoring lol....didn't Neel Kearby have more kills than almost every Mustang pilot too? He had 22, Preddy is the only Pony driver who scored more than Kearby with 26, the next nearest all were in the 18-21 range.

Or Richard Bong, with 40 kills? (all P-38?). Or Pappy, with 26 in the Corsair?



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Old 10-23-2018, 04:50 AM   #1575
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Well, in fairness to the Mustang drivers, they were late comers to the Pacific war. They didn't start replacing P-40's in China until the middle of '44, and didn't start operating out of Iwo Jima until early in '45. And don't forget, Major Shomo, in his Mustang the flying Undertaker, won himself a Medal Of Honor over the Philippines in February of 1945.
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