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CURTISS Commando (N1837M)



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Jeroen StroesPhoto Uploader
departure september 12, 2018 from Kenai Alaska,
enjoy also the sound of the engines during warming up.. the engine run https://youtu.be/K628DJiML4E
serge LOTH
These engines are music!!! 5*
Paul Hughes
My father was a Hump pilot, 3rd Combat Cargo Group flying out of Impal and Ledo, India, and eventually Myitkyina, Burma, after it was recaptured. He flew C-47s for drop supply missions supporting the British 36th Division in the jungle, and when his unit started flying the Hump, they switched out to 46s. He spoke highly of the plane, which he flew 60 round trips to China. If I'm not mistaken, it has hydraulic assisted controls which required a lot less effort than the 47. Here's a good book on the mission: Hump: America's Strategy for Keeping China in World War II (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) Plating, John D.
Fun fact: the path from India to China over the Hump was known as "The Aluminum Trail".
marylou anderson
Thanks for the sound effects does sound great.
marylou anderson
Hey my dad would have been a passenger going over the Hump--he talks about it sometimes..Assigned to the India/Burma/China group 1943-1945
He was with Gen Joe (Vinegar Joe) Stillwell.
Lucius Gravely
Jeff Ethell put together a great book on flying the Hump. Look it up. Jeff died in a P-38 in 1999. Ironically it was painted like his father's P-38, who achieved ace status while flying in N. Africa.
The C-46 had 2800's and could carry a great load.
Dan Kolar
My flying instructor, the late Dick Cooke, flew this type of bird in North Africa. He gave me his 60 years of aviation memorabilia, including old instruments, manuals for several military planes including the Curtiss Commando. I donated about 90% of what he gave to me, (12 packing boxes worth) to the Commemorative Air Force in Midland, TX. I still have some material I am using to include in his book. His book is in the final stages of editing. Potential title is "From Barnstorming to Bombers. It is actually his life history in aviation from the 1930's into the 1990's and up to his passing just a few years ago I believe I still have his approach plates to Berlin. My current dilemma is e-book or paper? I am leaning towards an e-book even though the old vets who would appreciate his story are probably not computer literate enough to obtain a copy. But, I think the younger generation of pilots would be thrilled to read about his adventures and misadventures. The CAF has ALL of his log books from beginning to end. The book is very close to being finished. I just need some photo permissions from various sources.
A very nice shot of a rare aircraft. all aircraft have a different sound, and this one is no exception.
mike prendergast
Love It!
John Giambone
Great shot of a great aircraft Jeroen. Thanks for sharing this!
Francisco Pereña
Hacia mucho tiempo que no veía una foto de este aparato. Recuerdos del pasado
ken kemper
Spectacular Capture Jeroen............
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
29-Jul-2020 UnknownKavik Strip ()Fairbanks Intl () 03:34PM AKDT 05:28PM AKDT 1:53
29-Jul-2020 UnknownNear Deadhorse, AKNear Deadhorse, AK First seen 02:40PM AKDT Last seen 02:59PM AKDT 0:18
29-Jul-2020 UnknownKavik Strip ()Deadhorse () 01:16PM AKDT 01:34PM AKDT (?) 0:18
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29-Jul-2020 UnknownKavik Strip ()Deadhorse () 11:23AM AKDT 11:43AM AKDT 0:20
29-Jul-2020 UnknownChena Marina ()Kavik Strip () 08:25AM AKDT 10:17AM AKDT (?) 1:52
28-Jul-2020 UnknownNear Fort Yukon, AKFairbanks Intl () 02:58PM AKDT 03:36PM AKDT 0:38
28-Jul-2020 UnknownChena Marina ()Near Fort Yukon, AK 01:02PM AKDT Last seen 01:25PM AKDT 0:22
28-Jul-2020 UnknownNear Tanana, AKFairbanks Intl () First seen 11:34AM AKDT 12:21PM AKDT 0:47
28-Jul-2020 UnknownChena Marina ()Near Tanana, AK 09:24AM AKDT Last seen 10:23AM AKDT 0:59
25-Jul-2020 UnknownNear Fairbanks, AKFairbanks Intl () First seen 04:50PM AKDT 05:01PM AKDT 0:11
25-Jul-2020 UnknownFairbanks Intl ()Near Fairbanks, AK 09:38AM AKDT Last seen 10:01AM AKDT 0:23
23-Jul-2020 UnknownNear Umiat, AKFairbanks Intl () 04:35PM AKDT 06:20PM AKDT 1:44
23-Jul-2020 UnknownFairbanks Intl ()Near Umiat, AK 01:42PM AKDT Last seen 03:31PM AKDT 1:49
23-Jul-2020 UnknownFairbanks Intl ()Fairbanks Intl () 12:50PM AKDT 01:09PM AKDT 0:18
23-Jul-2020 UnknownNear Fairbanks/Ft Wainwright, AKFairbanks Intl () First seen 11:27AM AKDT 11:54AM AKDT 0:26
23-Jul-2020 UnknownChena Marina ()Near Fairbanks/Ft Wainwright, AK 09:10AM AKDT Last seen 09:35AM AKDT 0:24
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