Saturday, May 26, 2018

Schoellkopf and The Stump Jumper

With this installment of 'BuffaloWingz' we offer a two'fer...

The photo presented here shows 'The Stump Jumper', a Curtiss P-40F Warhawk of the 79th Fighter Group's 85th Fighter Squadron, which was known as the 'Flying Skulls'. The Hawk's master, shown on the left, was Major Jacob F. Schoellkopf, the 'Skulls' commanding officer. Both 'The Stump Jumper' and Major Schoellkopf served in the MTO during the Second World War, and both came from Buffalo, NY.

From: The P-40 Kittyhawk by Ernest R. McDowell (R.M. Hoffman)

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