The Curtiss P-40 in
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Hamming It Up

A trio of RAAF armorers hams it up for the camera...

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Early Bird

An RAAF P-40 lands on Los Negros Island. The photo is dated March 23rd, 1944.

Here's the news caption from the reverse of the photo:

Los Negros Island -- One of the first planes to land on rebuilt Momote airfield on Los Negros Island
in the Admiralty group was this warbird of an Australian unit, which swoops down on the field. It was
preceded by an Australian fighter plane. Standing on the strip, (hands on hips, and wearing boots) is
Brig.Gen. William C. Chase, who landed with the invading ground forces.

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Two servicemen have their photos taken with a pair of RAAF P-40Ns from an unidentified outfit.
The tail of the ship in the first shot is just visible under the wing of the ship in the second.

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