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RetiredTeacher
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Hi, I'm new to this site as I just bought what seems to be an original blood chit #3213 (without a W) mounted in a clear plastic box. On top of it is a P40 model in Chinese markings with the 4th squadron (red female angel),  a big number 14 on the rear fuselage, and the tail number P-8127. Also included is a pilot's Chinese Air Force metal wings pin. I'm quite excited about owning this. The man who sold it to me at a street festival in Blanca, Colorado didn't remember the previous owner's name (the AVG pilot?) but said he was now in a nursing home in Aurora, CO. Can anyone provide some information about what I have here, who it belonged to, or how I can find out who the blood chit was assigned to in WWII? Are these valuable?
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chuckbaisden
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The aircraft you mention was originally assigned to First Squadron pilot John W. Farrell. Died March 1969 Kansas City, MO.

Your Blood chit appears to refer his aircraft as N0. 14 but with a 3rd Squadron
fuselage Hells Angel. Sort if ringsa bell as to the chit being genuine.

Chuck Baisden 3rd Sqdn AVG



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flynpeach
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You have most likely bought an assembly of items that are reproductions. I can tell you in a matter of a few seconds if the items are genuine or not. Please send photos to my email and I will let you know. If they are original, I can also tell you the value.

Richard    Email:  peachair@sbcglobal.net
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aaatripp
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cousin of Maax C. Hammer, Jr., AVG 22Sep41 RIP
Also, Robert M. Smith's book notes that the a/c with tail # P-8127 was indeed Sqdn. #14, and that it had a replacement engine from P-8114.  With a Sqdn. #14 it should have had the symbol of the 1st Pursuit Squadron on the fuselage (Adam,
Eve, snake & apple), along with a white stripe around the empenage.

Note: "Pete" Petach was killed in this a/c on 10 July 42 when it was numbered 47.

Flyingpeach is a great judge of authenticity and will help you to know just what you've actually purchased.

Regards.


Edited by aaatripp : October 29, 2009, 8:41 am

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RetiredTeacher
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Richard was very helpful in assuring me that I was in possession of a authentic blood chit, though one that came after the AVG. He says the pin is not AVG either and probably not authentic but rather a reproduction. The plane is from 3rd Squadron, Hell's Angels, not the 4th. Does anyone know what the wings pin represents, which pilots wore it? I've not learned anything about who owned these things originally. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
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