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Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Schimanski - Art prints and originals signed by Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Schimanski

Robert G Schimanski

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Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Schimanski

Born in Spokane, Washington in 1920, Bob Schimanski graduated as a fighter pilot, and was posted to join the 364th Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group in England. During his tour of duty on P51s at Leiston, he flew 70 combat missions, getting on the score sheet with the first of his victories on 13th September 1944. He became an Ace on 2 Match 1945 when he downed a Me109 south of Magdeburg. By the end of his tour had achieved 6 air victories, all but one against Me109s, plus a further two on the ground.

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It had taken almost six years of continual air fighting for the Allied forces to attain complete and total air superiority over the Luftwaffe.  At the outbreak of World War II the mighty German Air Force had appeared invincible but the ensuing Battle......
Air Superiority by Robert Taylor.
Price : £200.00
It had taken almost six years of continual air fighting for the Allied forces to attain complete and total air superiority over the Luftwaffe. At the outbreak of World War II the mighty German Air Force had appeared invincible but the ensuing Battle......

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  It had taken almost six years of continual air fighting for the Allied forces to attain complete and total air superiority over the Luftwaffe.  At the outbreak of World War II the mighty German Air Force had appeared invincible but the ensuing Batt......
Air Superiority by Robert Taylor (AP)
Price : £320.00
It had taken almost six years of continual air fighting for the Allied forces to attain complete and total air superiority over the Luftwaffe. At the outbreak of World War II the mighty German Air Force had appeared invincible but the ensuing Batt......

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  It had taken almost six years of continual air fighting for the Allied forces to attain complete and total air superiority over the Luftwaffe.  At the outbreak of World War II the mighty German Air Force had appeared invincible but the ensuing Batt......
Air Superiority by Robert Taylor (B)
Price : £325.00
It had taken almost six years of continual air fighting for the Allied forces to attain complete and total air superiority over the Luftwaffe. At the outbreak of World War II the mighty German Air Force had appeared invincible but the ensuing Batt......

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Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Schimanski

Squadrons for : Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Schimanski
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357th Fighter Group


Country : US
Yoxford Boys

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357th Fighter Group

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364th Fighter Squadron


Country : US

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364th Fighter Squadron

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Mustang




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Manufacturer : North American

Mustang

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.

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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim P4903 :
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hudson N7214 :
Clarke added to aircrew database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant Brian Beattie : Squadron service dates updated
Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30046 of 546th Bomb Squadron added to the airframes database.
New victory claim added : Fw190 (Damaged.) claimed on 8th November 1941 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Aircraftsman 1 Edwin Vick : First name updated (now Edwin), Service number updated (now 540323), Squadron service dates updated
New victory claim added : Me110 claimed on 15th September 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD734 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Hampden was abandoned after flying into a balloon cable over Birmingham. It's believed that the Hampden was set onto auto-pilot following the collision, and eventually crashed into the Irish sea.)
44th Bomb Group added to the squadrons database.
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