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


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Armyjunk, once again thanks for these photos. I wish my father could see these Seversky photos. He had told me that he used to ride his bike down Conklin Street in Farmingdale when he was a kid and watch Mr. Seversky limp out to a fighter on the weekends and put on demonstrations......that had to be sometime in the mid-thirties. Those photos would certainly bring back memories!


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I think its time for some Thunderbolts............

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Pat, I'm glad you like these, and sorry dad can't be here to see them....army


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What treasures you are letting us share, Army Junk! Many thanks. :D


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Treasure indeed. Got to be the best thread on WIX, if you want to know 'how it was'.

Thanks AJ. If I may borrow a phrase, 'Keep the Thread Rolling! Give 'em Thunderbolts!' :lol:

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what's with the man & woman in high altitude flight gear each holding those plexi glass martian space helmets??

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Photo 5 caption is "cold chamber test". sorry that's all the info I have....and thanks for the comments I see the numbers on the thread but its nice when you all say hello......


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These are just great photos, thanks so much for going to the time and effort to share them with us.

Now to a little quiz: in photo #41, does anyone see anything odd, and do you know what happened to it?

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Now to a little quiz: in photo #41, does anyone see anything odd, and do you know what happened to it?

First low-back bubble top P-47?

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James, you get the pony!

If my sources are correct, that airplane should be 42-76614, the XP-47L. A standard D had earlier been modified with the cut down aft fuselage as the XP-47K, and this should be the first "production" bubbletop. Both of these prototypes eventually were sent to Bruning Army Air Field in Nebraska and used as trainers. It's kind of hard to be sure since there are no serial numbers yet, but it's either the first production D-25 or the XP-47L, which started out as a D-20. Kind of amazing that the photographer would happen to shoot a picture at exactly the time when the transition was beginning.

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James, you get the pony!

Oh, no! What would I want with a pony? :D

That sequence of photos at the factory are indeed fascinating, also including as it does the RAF Thunderbolt orders.

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Outstanding! Thanks for these great pics.
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Now to a little quiz: in photo #41, does anyone see anything odd, and do you know what happened to it?

First low-back bubble top P-47?


NMF too!


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The women from the 99's sent me this note..........

The synergy in The 99s never ceases to amaze me. I sent your photo to 3 of our 5500+ members and got this in return:

Hello all, I have an 8x10 print of the photo. The names are scribbled on the back, approximately behind each woman, so a little difficult to be sure. The photo is not dated. A note at the bottom “Annette Gipson Race, all women – usually held Memorial day”


Left to right standing: 1. Arlene Davis, 2. no name, 3. Evelyn Sevorskey (? spelling), 4. Marjorie Ludwigson, National Secretary, N Y Section Governor, 5. no name, 6. no name, 7. Mrs. I J Fox, Ferriers Sponsor, 8. Annette Gipson, 9. Suzanne Humphreys.


Left to right Seated: 1. Edith Descomb, 2. Frances Marsalis, 3. Helen Richey, 4. Amelia Earhart, 5. Amy Mollison, 6. Ruth Nichols. Frances Marsalis worked for WACO Sales at Roosevelt Field in New York. She was killed in an airplane crash in 1934.

And this.........Arlene's husband wanted to learn to fly so went out to the airport and started lessons, each day coming home to tell Arlene of all his exciting adventures. Arlene thought that sounded like fun so started lessons herself, however, in secret so she wouldn't be embarrassed if she couldn't do it. It went well for her and she soloed and was moving right along in her training - still on the QT. One day her husband came home and told her that he would solo the next day and she should come out to the airport and watch it. So she did. He soloed and there was much excitement and congratulations - of course her husband still didn't know that Arlene was already flying. During the back slapping and celebration Arlene commented that that didn't look so hard, walked over to the airplane, got in it, taxied out and took off.

The 99s

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Armyjunk... Thanks again for posting these.

I love the P-47 shots 8)

Very funny story about the 99's and glad to hear they still have an active following.

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