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Edwin A Janski
|Edwin A Janski (deceased)|
Edwin A. Janski was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1916. At age seventeen, Ed entered into military service, and began training as an aircraft mechanic. Specializing in the operations of engines and propellers, this area of expertise would carry throughout his long and adventurous career. In 1941 Ed joined the AVG, and was one of only four who specialized in propellers, and was often forced to use great ingenuity to keep the P-40s as combat-ready as possible, given the limited resources available. Following his days with the Flying Tigers, Ed continued his career with the Air Force as an engineering officer in China with the 14th Air Force, still under the command of Claire Chennault. After the war, he returned to Chicago and served in the Air Force Reserve Unit at OHare Field. His talents were soon required again during the Korean War, after which he served several years in Japan, and finally back to OHare. Ed retired a Colonel after a 30-year military career. Sadly, Ed Janski died on 17th May 2009.
Items Signed by Edwin A Janski (deceased)
| ||Shark Sighting by John D Shaw.|
Price : £220.00
|Before the pilots of the legendary American Volunteer Group could take to the skies against the enemy, the all-important task of Bore Sighting the .30 caliber wing guns of their P-40s had to take place! The ingenious armourers of the AVG were often ......|
|Summer of 42 by John D Shaw.|
|In this superb tribute to one of the most famous fighter units of WWII the serenity of the beautiful Li River is broken as P40 Tomahawks of the AVG Flying Tigers, bearing their famous shark-mouth motif, return to base at Kweilin. ......||NOT|
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Country : US
(AVG) Financially backed by China to defend against Japanese attack, prior to American entering the war. Pilots awarded $500 bounty for each aircraft destroyed.
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|Aircraft for : Edwin A Janski (deceased)|
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Manufacturer : Curtiss
Production Began : 1938
Retired : 1958
Number Built : 13738
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