Sunday, December 20, 2009

A RESEARCHER NEEDS HELP

I got this email last week from a researcher who is looking for more information about Glenn Eagleston's plane. If you can help - please email him! Thanks!





Hello Sir,

We are just completing an original P-51D for a museum. We are in need of correct details of the
paint scheme, colors and nose art for Feeble Eagle.

We are hoping that either the family of Glenn Eagleston or his crew chief or the painter may have more and better pictures.. Possibly the painter is still living?

Our questions

1. Was the Eagle on both sides?

2. Was the paint British Oil? Or Enamel?

3. Hand painting or airbrush? or Both?

4. How were the kill markings applied? Air brush? Stencil? Hand paint?

5. What is the background color of the kill markings?


This would be of critical help. The Mustang is going into a very credible museum and we need to get it right.

Thanks in advance for any help or contact information



Jeff Thomas
Champion Air Group
Jeff Thomas jgtcpt@yahoo.com

Sunday, December 13, 2009

354th Photo Found on FOOTNOTE.COM


Here is a photo from FOOTNOTE.COM I found this morning. Jim Howard is the only one named. Do you recognize anyone else?






Existing Photo Information :

Publication Title: Black and White and Color Photographs of U.S. Air Force and Predecessor Agencies Activities, Facilities, and Personnel - World War II
Content Source: NARA
Partner: NARA
Footnote Publication Year: 2007
Classified Status: This image has been declassified under the following NARA Authority: NND983062
Short Description: This series of photos documents an important era in US military aviation history, especially activities of the US Air Force during World War II.
War Theater Number: 12
War Theater: Europe
Place: England
Category: Crews
Sub Category: Fighter
Short Caption: Fighter Pilots Of Th...
Caption: Fighter Pilots Of The 9Th Air Force Squadron, Based At Boxted, England, Chat Informally Before Taking Off On A Mission Over Enemy Territory. They Are, Left To Right: 1St Lt. Franklyn E. Hendrickson Of Long Island, 1St Lt. William E. Pitcher Of Spokane, W
Photo Series: WWII
Updated Subject: ENGLAND, CREWS,FIGHTER
History: Original 4" x 5" (Lot No. 7363) received 26 February 1944.
NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A12429-79916AC
Record Group: 342
Series: FH

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Layoff/Company Closes

Well the layoffs at my company continued each week until the day before Thanksgiving when it officially went out of business.

My job there was a fantastic job to have but unfortunately all the work dried up.

I am hopeful my former boss will be able to regroup and hire me at a future date.

Until I find another job, this will give me more time to continue editing the documentary.