Air Corps maneuvers, Malone, NY, 1939 (3) (2)Photos #1 & #2 show a squadron of O-47’s lined up while on maneuvers at the Malone, NY, airfield. A couple of BT-2’s and a B-10 are thrown in for good (1)A mass of struts and wires, an O-43 waits beside the less strutted (but less graceful appearing) O-47’ (4) (5)Classy gas truck fills up the beasty O-47’ (6)Lt. Howard Means and crew deplane after a grueling mission over upstate New (33-271) gets a few tweaks before darting back in the sky.

Lightning Strikes: F-5’s & P-38’s (8)F-5 42-13095 of the 12th Photo Recon Squadron zooms in for landing at its base in Italy. This aircraft carried three names: “Shark” on the nose. “Louise” on the left engine nacelle, “Vera” on the (6) (7)Two shots of “Anna” landing in Italy. Note the local civilian onlookers. (9)F-5 “Hoppy” flares for (1) (4)F-5F 44-26045 was transferred to the Chinese Air Force. The same thing happened to the B-24 in the background, 44-42270. Perhaps all of the aircraft pictured were similarly transferred (?) 44-25605 was modified to a personal transport for General George Stratemeyer. Perched in the Plexiglas nose, he had the best seat in the (5) (2) (3)Early P-38’s. Marvelous aircraft.

B-47 Stratojets in Phoenix do not know what the occasion was, but these bombers are not what one typically finds crowding your city airport (there are at least a dozen B-47’s), in this case, Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. Judging by the vehicles at the Avis Rent-A-Car, I would say this slide photo dates from circa 1954. There is a 1962 date stamped in the slide, but I think that is when a copy was made. My evidence: the B-47’s in 1962 wore different markings, and, Avis rentals would not have had these shiny ten year old cars on their lot.