by Randy Nichols

This P-40N is owned by the Commemorative Air Force that was flown and on static display in Airshow Oklahoma 2001. The plane is painted to represent David Lee "Tex" Hill's aircraft (the actual model Tex flew during his AVG days was a P-40C) General Hill was an honored guest at the airshow. (Got his autograph on my A-2 jacket AVG blood chit!)

The CAF P-40N is stationed in San Marcos, Texas. It was flown at Airshow Oklahoma 2001 by Col. Ollie Crawford. Crawford was a aerial gunnery instructor during WWII, stationed in Arizona. Among those he taught aerial gunnery for the P-40 were Nationalist Chinese pilots who were shipped to the
U.S. for training.

© Randy Nichols 2002