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Post by Falker » 28 Jul 2009, 08:33

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As usual me and my two brothers couldn't get along with my older sister again , So we’re going to quick auction the Ohio farm next month. My mother called me and said she would pay for me to go back there and buy a few things for her. Sounds tempting , especially if I can save up and buy myself a few things while I’m there. I knew my great great uncle flew an airplane in WW2 , but I never knew he was in Skull Squadron.



http://seohioauctions.com/Upcoming%20Au ... nojava%3D0
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Post by VEGETA » 28 Jul 2009, 09:30

training manual and Memorabilia From Flying Skull Squadron would be high on list to be hoenst

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Post by Buffalo Six » 28 Jul 2009, 09:59

From the description "Flying Skull Squadron" would be the 80th FG, 10th AF, flying out of Burma and doing escort duty over the "Hump" in P40s. They were known as the "Burma Banshees" consisting of the 88th, 89th, 90th, 459th FS flyign P40N's while the 459th flew P38H's

Unit Link.....

http://www.burmabanshees.com/index.html

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Post by Falker » 28 Jul 2009, 18:29

Thanks for the link , I was looking at a few pictures from the auction site to see if any of the names from the pictures shown , matched up to the Burma Banshees site. Heh , something to do : ) There was this one picture the auctioneer took that could be him sitting in his plane. There’s an insignia on the nose on the plane I cant make out.... Also , if there is a German Medallion or more Memorabilia From Flying Skull Squadron , they haven’t taken a picture of it yet.


http://www.auctionzip.com/Full-Image/673395/fi67.cgi



I’ve never seen the Burma Banshees planes before. They all have different skulls on the nose. I wonder why no one ever made a movie of them?



That’s a rare picture of the Death Heads Burma Banshees.
http://www.burmabanshees.com/images/Bur ... ee_170.jpg
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Post by Buffalo Six » 29 Jul 2009, 05:37

cuz the C-B-I theater was not sexy like the ETO or the Carrier battles...etc

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Post by Falker » 30 Jul 2009, 21:33

There’s also some new pictures there to look at. I emailed them about the Belt & Buckers, German Medallion to see if they would take a picture of it. ( I’d like to see it!) It looks like I wont have the time to back there for the auction in person this year , but there’s a pre-bid and live bid on their website. I plan on bidding on the flight book. . If I’m lucky,.. I’ll get me something else too.


I’m totally curious now what he did back then. I’ve only meet him a few times and we’ve never had a chance to talk much. Except for one time he convinced me to throw my water rocket into the outside fire pit when I was like 11 years old back in Ohio. .

I said, “ it don work as well anymore…! " " Dang it , whats up with that ! " .... He said , “ I would just throw that in the fire and be done with it.” ( several times) So I finally did just that and looked at him for several seconds. lol , .. he looked right back at me , and then finally got up and walked in his house without saying another word. . I think he had enough beer to drink that day. : )

I always told him to get a dog to keep him accompanied when he wasn’t taking care of the cows out back. ( he never answered me) and I wanted to ask him about his past flying experience , but I didn’t want to seem like a suck up. I guess we kept it simple because we were just mainly acquaintances. I didn’t know him personally , we were just related.


I gave his last name to my daughters middle name because they never had any kids of their own , so I thought that would be appropriate. Also I use to send him a Birthday and Christmas card every year up untill about 3 years ago when he quit replying. (I just found out this year that that was about the time he was put into an retirement home. ) His other house rental friends were taking care of him and his property for the last 3 years which came as a shocker to all of us.



Anyway..


At first ( buffalo) I thought you were saying it would be all blood and guts with no romance in making the Death Heads Burma Banshees movie.. And that , that would be the reason they haven’t made a movie of it yet ? I would like to think that there is some story there to write about. Maybe the History channel with make a Battle 360 of them some day.



Remember the movie ( They Were Expendable 1945 ? with John Wayne) Or the Movie ( None But The Brave 1965, with Frank Sinatra? ) Nothing that pretty there , but I thought they were both good WWII movies.

Yeah , I guess I didn’t quite understand the abbreviations of C-T-I or ETO. I figured it was something like romance vs. combat action. I was off on that one… Although I looked it up just now and came up with this…

C-B-I
http://cbi-theater.blogspot.com/


I’m not sure what ETO is.

Man , … I did a search on the net for the Flying Skulls insignia to see how many they’ve had over the years. I can’t seem to find a good link yet


Hey Buffalo ..? When are you going to make your own Cross Bone web page? I head you talking about putting some flare on your war planes several months ago in the IL2 PC game forum. . Anything done yet? Where’s the link!? I don’t check out the IL2 forum much , but if you’ve made any Skull Squadron insignias on your planes , ..then I’d like the link man. C-ya around..

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Post by Buffalo Six » 31 Jul 2009, 06:00

ETO = Europe Theater of Operationa
PTO = Pacific
CBI = China-Burma-India

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