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Old 03-11-2017, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by MJD View Post
Oh no, my turn again..! Later today..
Sir; unless you post something very soon, we will have to move along without you. You have a PM, same subject. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:52 PM
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regarding the Email notifications, I noticed in one that I received that if you don't visit the site no more notifications will be sent. this is something new as I had always gotten notices regardless of my opening or clicking on the page . Not very friendly!
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tunakuts3d View Post
regarding the Email notifications, I noticed in one that I received that if you don't visit the site no more notifications will be sent. this is something new as I had always gotten notices regardless of my opening or clicking on the page . Not very friendly!
That I understand. But MJD knew and acknowledged he was up more than five days ago; and he has visited this website numerous times in the past few days. So... The floor is open to any one who has a question. If no one posts anything by tomorrow evening, I will do so. The floor is open; first come, first served. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:38 PM
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Last chance. If no one posts anything in the next couple of hours, I will do so. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:45 PM
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As the floor is open and no one seems anxious to take the lead... I hope this will prove interesting. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

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1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:32 AM
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I'll bite:
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I'll bite:
Richard Bong
A good guess, and it meets all the clues thus far; just not the answer for which I'm looking. Please try again. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:19 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:50 AM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:56 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:23 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dentist's helper.

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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
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Since I'm not getting many responses, I thought I'd prime the pump a bit. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:50 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:39 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:46 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
13. In six months or so, he had scored 18 victories.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:40 AM
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Gentlemen; this guy isn't that obscure. Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
13. In six months or so, he had scored 18 victories.
14. He was commissioned as an officer a few months later.
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I'm going to help out someone on this. I'm pretty sure it's not an American pilot since, AFAIK, pilots all had to be officers, which applies to this day. Then again, to be a RIO or ECMO, you have to be an officer since using the weapon systems is considered an act of war and that must be authorized by an performed by an officer. Japanese pilots were both officer and enlisted, don't know about the Europeans
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I'm going to help out someone on this. I'm pretty sure it's not an American pilot since, AFAIK, pilots all had to be officers, which applies to this day. Then again, to be a RIO or ECMO, you have to be an officer since using the weapon systems is considered an act of war and that must be authorized by an performed by an officer. Japanese pilots were both officer and enlisted, don't know about the Europeans
But it wasn't always that way, my friend. But to reward participation, here's another clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


A sergeant pilot was anon-commissioned officer who had undergone flighttraining and was a qualified pilot in the air forces of several Commonwealth countries before, during andafter WorldWar II. It was also a term used in the United States Army Air Forces, wherethey were commonly called flying sergeants. AfterWorld War II, non-commissioned pilots began to be phased out and today all airforce pilots are commissioned officers.

The United States Army Air Forcesoriginally favoured officer pilots and the few enlisted pilots were usuallycivilian-qualified. The adoption of transport and strategic bombing missionsmeant that a larger number of pilots were needed to perform monotonous andgruelling jobs. Officer pilots were usually assigned to fly fighters andfighter-bombers and commanded units. Enlisted pilots usually were assigned tofly light reconnaissance and artillery-spotter aircraft, cargo aircraft, andmedium- and heavy-weight bombers.
The Flight Officer Act of 1942created the warrant officer rank of flight officer. All enlisted pilots werepromoted to that rank and the rank of flight sergeant was discontinued. Theflight officer rank was cancelled in 1945 due to there being adequate numbersof commissioned pilots.
The United States Navy and United States Marine Corps had severalprogrammes to train civilian pilots and enlisted personnel to become navalaviators. There were also programmes to train enlisted men to serve as enlistedpilots to fly torpedo and dive bombers, transport and reconnaissance planes,and airships.

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What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
13. In six months or so, he had scored 18 victories.
14. He was commissioned as an officer a few months later.
15. Shortly thereafter, he was injured in a crash and put out of action for several months.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
13. In six months or so, he had scored 18 victories.
14. He was commissioned as an officer a few months later.
15. Shortly thereafter, he was injured in a crash and put out of action for several months.
16. In his first month back in action, flying a new type of fighter aircraft, he scored 16 more victories.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
13. In six months or so, he had scored 18 victories.
14. He was commissioned as an officer a few months later.
15. Shortly thereafter, he was injured in a crash and put out of action for several months.
16. In his first month back in action, flying a new type of fighter aircraft, he scored 16 more victories.
17. His aircraft carried his personal insignia; one well known.
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How about the Red Baron?
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
How about the Red Baron?
Not the Red Baron, but here's another clue to reward your participation. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
13. In six months or so, he had scored 18 victories.
14. He was commissioned as an officer a few months later.
15. Shortly thereafter, he was injured in a crash and put out of action for several months.
16. In his first month back in action, flying a new type of fighter aircraft, he scored 16 more victories.
17. His aircraft carried his personal insignia; one well known.
18. In the same month, he was shot down in flames, but escaped his burning aircraft and parachuted to safety.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

Clues:
1. He was an ace.
2. And he was a top one.
3. He earned his private pilot’s license before the war.
4. Although he was working in dentistry at the time.
5. And when the war started, he joined an infantry unit.
6. After being wounded, he switched to the air service.
7. As a dental assistant.
8. Before finally being accepted for pilot training.
9. Whereupon, he was put to work as an instructor and was used to ferry aircraft.
10. Even when he finally got into combat, he wasn’t assigned as a fighter pilot.
11. When he finally was trained as a fighter pilot, and assigned to a front line unit, he quickly began to distinguish himself.
12. He scored three victories in less than three weeks, and was promptly reassigned to an elite unit.
13. In six months or so, he had scored 18 victories.
14. He was commissioned as an officer a few months later.
15. Shortly thereafter, he was injured in a crash and put out of action for several months.
16. In his first month back in action, flying a new type of fighter aircraft, he scored 16 more victories.
17. His aircraft carried his personal insignia; one well known.
18. In the same month, he was shot down in flames, but escaped his burning aircraft and parachuted to safety.
19. His first three victories were balloons.
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