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Gordy ,Lost Password
Feb 15, 2005
4:36 AM
Dear All,

Came across some interesting documents in recent times that contain some real "pearls" on P-40Es.

That aside, as part of collateral research, we've ( myself and my Mate Buz Bushby)found out some P-40K Serial per 7thFS 12/42-05/43 flying out of PNG.

Try this one for size,.......P-40K 42-45966 flown on 07/12/42 by Franklin Nicols. On that day he s/d EA. It seems, judging by Protect and Avenge its aka #24 "Nip Nipper"

And another,......Donald Lee's P-40K,...aka #34 "pistoff",........He flew 42-45979 on the 05/03/43 when he s/d EA.

But that's not all,.....The missing one from the collection,...A T House's P-40K he was flying that day,...... #13 Poopey 2,..................it was recorded as 42-46288 per 05/03/42.

And again,..one more,...ex-17thPS(prov) Pilot, then Maj Ray Melikian was flying 42-45981,...aka #10

Interesting? You bet. another 63 year mystery solved by the P-40 Mafia

Cheers All

The original P-40E #34 of the 7thFS in Darwin 41-5553 #34 now as IDed as well.

We're getting there

A special thanks to the AHRA, Maxwell, without them, god bless their soles, we could not have done it

3 posts
May 23, 2006
8:43 AM
Gordy: Sutliff's P-40E, #41-5610 was named "Robert's Reply". Named after a close pilot friend Lt. Robert Markley who died at Pearl on 07 Dec 41. Markley was killed while trying to get airborne at Hickman.

Last Edited by dwm4par on May 23, 2006 8:45 AM
L Klopman
2 posts
Jun 21, 2007
8:45 PM
You seem to be a wealth of information that might help me better understand my Dad's experiences in WWII and Korea. Do you have any information about Lambert G Klopman? He was a LT and flew P-38s and C something (111s?)
What is the best way to find someone who perhaps knew him or of him?
Lin Klopman Whitley

Last Edited by on Jun 21, 2007 8:48 PM

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