This Curtiss P-40E Warhawk is on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force - Dayton, Ohio. The Curtiss P-40E Warhawk was a mainstay of the Army Air Force at the start of World War II. It fought at Pearl Harbor and would be active in engagements from Africa to the Philippines and Europe. While slower than its foes, the Warhawk was dependable and durable. It was flown by the Flying Tigers and the 99th Fighter Squadron. This particular plane is painted in the style flown by Colonel Bruce Holloway of the Flying Tigers.

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