From Dad's collection. Somewhere in the CBI. I have no idea where.
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The fighters. (ok. Which model P40?)
Sorry for the late answer, nothernug.
Your Dad was in CBI as this P-47D #22 belongs to the 88th Fighter Squadron of the 80th Fighter Group "Burma Banshees".
There is a Facebook group about this unit, and I wrote an article about the P-40 they flew. Your P-40 picture has no markings to identify it.... too bad.
I also started a Burma Banshees Blog to share pictures & infos. You're welcome to join ! Best wishes.
Seems to be a P-40N-5, with the "greenhouse" rear part canopy & long tail.
You're right, Stan61 !
My mistake the close-up enlargement leaves no doubt: this is a P-40N-1 with the earlier canopy design. And it seems to be a long tail version, too.
CBI- China, Burma, India "theater of operations." That's not an infrequent reaction and so it was even back then. My dad told me they used to call themselves the "FBI" the "Forgotten Bas---ds of India."Whats the CBI?
Indeed, there is currently over 72,000 Americans still MIA from WW2 alone.Still many waiting to be found there.