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CJE
13th November 2009, 09:32
Hi!

Does anyone know what was the badge painted on the cowling starboard side of his P-47D 42-8634 ("Dove of Peace IV)?
Looks like there was also a motto ending by the latin word "mori".

Thanks.

Chris

rpeck350
13th November 2009, 16:04
I have the book on the 353 FG but I have to dig it out.
His P-47 was first called "Flying Death" but higher ups did not like the name so Col. Duncan changed it to "Dove of Pease" sarcastically.
So his logo makes more sence with the name "Flying Death".
I think it is in the book this story.
Rick

rpeck350
13th November 2009, 16:58
I didn't have to dig it out after all.
I thought the photo was clearer but I can't make out the top words either.
The photo you have is the same as in the book or you are going by the book photo.
Might be another P-47 because there is couple of photo's of his P-47 with the skeliton art on bothsides.
Sorry I'm not much help.
Rick

BigWeeker
13th November 2009, 21:39
According to Rust's "The Slybird Group", there were at least three aircraft flown by Duncan. The picture in the book of (olive drab) P47 (4)28634 shows the flying skeleton as being on the port side cowling, as does the picture of another (Natural finish) P47 with the same name, (4)225971...

At the back of the book is a drawing of yet another "Natural finish" P47, supposedly flown by Duncan, again with the same name but with the S/N of (4)225506, but is difficult to see on the line drawing of '506 if the flying skeleton was painted on both sides of the cowling....

BW

rpeck350
14th November 2009, 16:10
OOps' Forgot Rust had a book on the 353 FG.
I was talking about "Jonah's Feet Are Dry" by Cross.
Found this from Little Friends.

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=353&Style=searchItem&Item=0&searchString=Dove%20of%20Peace

He used 7 P-47's going by the Little Friend sight .
Most lost by other pilots I'm sure.

Rick

CJE
14th November 2009, 18:32
Yes, I know that photograph. It comes from US NARA.
But its quality is so poor you can't see a damned thing.
Thanks anyway.

ABDC916
29th November 2009, 02:05
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifZfoI85sqo (3/3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejnxLN0MAlU&feature=related (2/3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89b3vVwMDDY&feature=related (1/3)

I found some cool USAAF VIII raw footage gun camera films. Reel 3/3 has Duncan taking out ground targets.

I can't stop watching it.

Enjoy, -Dave

northeagle
29th November 2009, 18:29
Is Maj Duncan still alive?

Frank Olynyk
29th November 2009, 20:41
He died July 14, 1998.

Frank.

northeagle
30th November 2009, 00:40
Hi Frank....Thanks for that.