Air Enthusiast 2000-11
D.Stern - Aleutian Hawks
Истребители P-36A на Аляске, 1941г.
Two 18th Pursuit Squadron P-36As at Juneau during the summer of 1941.
The 18th's P-36As proudly lined up ready for action at Elmendorf Field.
Major Norman Sillin's Mohawk, tail number '55', with two blue stripes indicating his Squadron Command status. Howard D Nelson was Sillin's crew chief and was told: "Keep 'em shiny!".
A P-36A with an engine, windscreen and canopy cover. Note the 'Pratt & Whiskey' R-1830 on a local wood engine-change tripod
A mechanic inspects a P-36A of the 18th at an unknown location, perhaps due to a forced landing.
P-36As of the newly-formed 18th Pursuit Squadron, 35th Pursuit Group lined up near the airship hangar at Moffett Field, California, early 1940.
The 18ths cosmolined, palletised and semi-covered Mohawks awaiting erection outside Elmendorf's unfinished hangar.
With its flaps still extended, a P-36A lies wounded and half-buried on an unknown airstrip
Strangely thrashed and bashed Mohawk showing 1942 regulation camouflage and national insignia - location unknown
Curtiss P-36A Mohawk.
P-40E 0839 of the 18th FS sitting on pierced steel planking, probably at Fort Greely on Kodiak Island. Visible in the original print standing by the undercarriage are Troy G Cope (pilot) and S/Sgt Harry G Bruns (crew chief)
Lt J D Anderson's famed 'argument' between his P-40 and a bulldozer - possibly at Amchitka Island. The bulldozer was the winner and the P-40 was stripped for spares
Colonel Davenport came to grief on landing his 18th FS P-40E - no other details available
Re-arming an 18th FS P-38L, probably on Shemya Island.
P-38 following a heavy landing at Amchitka or Shemya, 1945.