Saturday, August 02, 2014

My apologies to Uncle Henry!


I included this photo in my monthly newsletter, identifying the aircraft as R.T. Smith's no. 77 and the jeep as a Willys product. Yesterday and this morning I received TWO emails correcting me: it's a Ford model. Apparently that was true of all the Lend Lease jeeps that landed in Rangoon before its fall in February 1942. The first Willys models didn't reach Kunming until after the transition from the American Volunteer Group to the US Army Air Force in July.

I am accustomed to having people pick up on my aircraft mistakes. Jeeps, not so much!

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