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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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In pic #2 with the Sea Hornets in it, are the four Bearcats next to it the Blues? They seem to be a different shade of blue.

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Way to go, Army Junk. These pix are priceless. Thanks to you and the internet, they have escaped oblivion. Instead of laying buried in some dark file cabinet, they are "flying" around the world.

Three a/c which piqued my curiosity --and no doubt that of others-- I have finally identified. All 3 are on p.25 and are part of the Floyd Bennett spread.

Pic # 11 is indeed a Japanese floatplane, an Aichi E16A1, code-named "Paul".
Pic # 12 is a Curtiss SC-2 Seahawk, one of only nine built.
Both are featured in Wm. Green's WAR PLANES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, Floatplanes, Vol. 6. The Aichi is on pages 116 thru 118 and the Curtiss on page 169.
Pic # 16 was easier; it's a Martin AM-1 Mauler.

Keep 'em coming!!!

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4 is a pair of USMC McDonnell FH-1s, not F9Fs...


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The titles are always whatever was on the original photograph, I'm more than sure several are mislabeled. Number 11 says its a PBY. Thanks for the corrections. I'm glad you all are looking at these...


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merlin101 wrote:
yet more British FAA stuff, great Sea Hornet & Seafury's, presume they were visiting?
Dave


Just by coincidence, Aeroplane Monthly for November 2007, page 46, has a shot of the Hornets, Sea Furies and a single Sea Vampire.

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" In May 1948 No 806 Sqn FAA was reformed as the Royal Navy Aerobatic Team for a tour of North America, operating two Hawker Sea Furies (furthest from camera), two De Havilland Sea Hornets and a single Sea Vampire F.20

The team is seen here arriving in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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Quick piece of trivia: In the original (1933) movie "King Kong", the scene where the airplanes are taking off to attack King Kong was shot at Floyd Bennett.

When we used to visit my grandparents in the Rockaways, we always passed by Floyd Bennett field...we'd be coming in from the Belt Parkway to Flatbush Avenue, and then cross over the Marine Park Bridge. I haven't been there in 20 years, but in the mid-1980s, the place essentially looked the same.


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This is the end of the Floyd Bennett Field photos

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Wow! Do you mind if I send the Flushing photos (and the Floyd Bennett Field ones too) to Paul Freeman at "Abandoned and Little Known Airfields" site at http://www.airfields-freeman.com? It's a not for profit effort on his side too.

Flushing Listing: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NY/Air ... m#Flushing

Floyd Bennett: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NY/Air ... .htm#Floyd

if it's OK, PM me your credit so he can list the source.

This is an AMAZING post... I'd love to compile these as a book!

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GENERAL AIRCRAFT

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What a hell... what is this???

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It looks to me to be a Volkswagen powered Liberty Bell with a upside down National Insignia, but the photograph title is "USN Air Cushion Vehicle".


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I know very well what image caption said- it is obviously problem to ask more info here :!:

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