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.