Curtis P-40K Warhawk.During war,allocation of limited materials,such as tungsten, prevented P-40 from receiving 2-stage supercharger which P-51 Mustang received.Limited capabilities at high altitudes against superior Luftwaffe fighters,which restricted it to rare use by British in NW Europe ops.Played significant role with US Army Air Forces in North Africa,Italy,SW Pacific & China-Burma-India theater.

Curtis P-40K Warhawk.During war,allocation of limited materials,such as tungsten, prevented P-40 from receiving 2-stage supercharger which P-51 Mustang received.Limited capabilities at high altitudes against superior Luftwaffe fighters,which restricted it to rare use by British in NW Europe ops.Played significant role with US Army Air Forces in North Africa,Italy,SW Pacific & China-Burma-India theater.

1st wave headed for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii ,Dec. 7,1941

1st wave headed for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii ,Dec. 7,1941

Working on a bomber's ball-turret with a dog during World War II, England, 1942. (LIFE)

World War II in Color: American Bombers and Their Crews, 1942

Working on a bomber's ball-turret with a dog during World War II, England, 1942. (LIFE)

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