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A Minor Point

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

Another great issue! But let me raise a relatively minor, but often mistaken, point. The engines of the PB4Y-2, and all US combat engines, were supercharged (mechanically driven), but not all were turbocharged, as was the B-24, and others. All turbos (exhaust driven) blew into superchargers, usually via intercoolers. Keep ‘em comin’! Joe Deck Well…it’s [...]

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Coast Guard Privateer

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

It should be noted that the Casey Grande Privateer is a P4Y-2G converted to Coast Guards requirements from PB4Y-2s in the late 1940s.
 
Please enter “P4Y-2G” in your search browser for details. You should find the U S Coast Guard Aircraft site.
 
The Privateer shown was probably a fire bomber which explains its survival. I [...]

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PB4Y-2 parts,

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

In regards to your recent request in the October 2015 issue for information on PB4Y-2 parts. The South Bighorn airport in Graybull Wyoming did have some PB4Y-2s parked on the tarmac side several years ago. They may have belonged to the DOI. Driving by last summer I was surprised by the variety of a/c parked [...]

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First to Land

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

I may have sent this to Budd before, but the mention of Clay Tice and his P-38s making the first landing in the Japanese home islands prompts me to send the link again. http://www.aerofiles.com/tice.html is Clay Tice’s “The Very Unofficial Surrender of Japan”. This includes his official report and the unofficial report of how events [...]

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Greetings to the Flight Journal Editorial Staff:

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

You have an excellent magazine and I have enjoyed being a loyal reader for many years. The latest edition of your publication had an article on the V-2, which was of special interest to me because I am writing a book on the legacy of Wernher von Braun and the German Rocket Team. I did [...]

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Liked the V-2 Info

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

Barrett Tillman wrote a very good, brief and informative article about German V-2s. Readers seeking much more details will interested in TARGET LONDON-Under Attack From The V-Weapons by Christy Campbell. Little,Brown Publishers Campbell is an investigative reporter writes about the development and deployment of those weapons and the British attempts to defend against the rockets. [...]

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Battle of Britain Correction

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

A colleague who is a subscriber loaned me his copy, and I have enjoyed it. I would like to comment on “The Battle of Britain Pugilists” article as I believe it contains a small error. On page 28, Werner Moelder’s Rechlin report mentions two pitch settings on the Spitfire’s propeller. This was true for earlier [...]

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“Hauling Cargo” Wasn’t Easy

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments

Read with interest Mr. Renner’s article on Jacques Young in the latest issue of Flight Journal. It so happens Young and I were both in the 3rd Air Commando Group. Difference was he flew a P-51 and I the C-47 or as you described “Hauling Cargo,” which wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I can [...]

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