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Welcome to Philip West Prints .com , the place where you can find all of the superb aviation and naval art prints by Philip West, both from SWA and the earlier much sought after Military Gallery publications. Philip West Prints is operated by Cranston Fine Arts The military and Aviaiton print company to showcase the superb aviaiton art of the artist and is not connected to Philip West himself. The prints are organised by category so you can find what you are looking for easily, or just browse the various galleries, presenting artworks by Philip West, depicting many aircraft, including Spitfires, Lancasters, Flying Fortresses, Tornados, Stirlings, Concorde, Mustangs, Skuas, F-18s, Phantoms, and many more.
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|Captain William B. Overstreet - Signed Philip West Art |
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|Aircraft for : Captain William B. Overstreet|
|A list of all aircraft associated with Captain William B. Overstreet. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.|
Manufacturer : North American
The ubiquitous North American P-51 Mustang, which many consider to be the best all-around fighter of WW II, owes its origins to the British Air Ministry. Following Britains entry into WW II in 1939, the RAF was interested in purchasing additional fighter aircraft from American sources, particularly the Curtiss P-40. Curtiss, which was busy, was unable to guarantee timely delivery so the British approached North American Aviation as a possible second source for the P-40. North American chose to propose its own fighter design which would use the same Allison engine as the P-40. Utilizing new laminar flow wings, the North American fighter was expected to have performance better than the P-40. Developed in record time the new aircraft was designated as a Mustang I by the Brits, whereas the USAAF ordered two for evaluation which were designated XP-51 Apaches. Intrigued with the possibility of using this aircraft also as a dive bomber, North American proposed this to the USAAF which decided to order 500 of the P-51 aircraft to be modified for dive bombing use. Designated as the A-36 Invader, this version of the Mustang utilized dive flaps, and bomb racks under each wing. Some reinforcing of the structural members was also required because of the G-forces to be encountered in dive bombing. A-36s entered combat service with the USAAF prior to any P-51s. In early 1943 the 86th and 27th Fighter Bomber Groups of the 12th Air Force began flying A-36s out of Northern Africa. Despite some early problems with instability caused by the dive flaps, the A-36 was effective in light bombing and strafing roles. It was not, however, capable of dog fighting with German fighters, especially at higher altitudes. Despite these drawbacks one USAAF pilot, Captain Michael T. Russo, who served with the 16th Bomb Squadron of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group, was credited with five confirmed aerial victories in the A-36, thereby becoming the first mustang ace.
|Squadrons for : Captain William B. Overstreet|
|A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Captain William B. Overstreet. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.|
357th Fighter Group
Country : US
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|357th Fighter Group|
Full profile not yet available.
363rd Fighter Squadron
Country : US
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|363rd Fighter Squadron|
Full profile not yet available.
|Aviation History Timeline : 27th March|
|27||March||1918||Alan McLeod of No.2 Squadron RFC was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross|
|27||March||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. Logan of 266 Squadron, was Killed.|
|27||March||1941||Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. Szulkowski of 65 Squadron, was Killed.|
|27||March||1942||Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O B. A. Hanbury of 1 Squadron, was Killed.|
|27||March||1945||Leutnant Georg Ackermann of 5./Kampfgeschwader 53 was awarded the Knight's Cross|
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