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#1 YoungAirNut

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:51 PM

Ok, so I'm member of a online sports journal and I accidentally let my "big boss" (herein refered to as BB) know that I love flying, World War 2 and sports!

So BB chooses to be mean and asks for a article on the history of Airplane races during the World War 2 Era.:insane: As you can imagine, it's a very badly documented history.

I have been looking for almost a month now on information and I can't find anything. So I'm asking you, the passionate, for help to creating this atricle.:panic:

As a thank you for your help, I will be writing out a lists of names (Forum name only) from the people who helped me (but of corse if you do not wish to be named I will respect that) at the end of my article and I shall give the website adress for all of you to be able to see it.:D

Now BB asked for many specific things and here is a list of the items that he would like to be in my article:

-Aircrafts used (custom aircrafts or modified ones):ac_p51b:
-Pilots:martinbull:
-Tracks:radar:
-Results:crown:
-Any other cool tidbit that people might be interesed in:airquotes:

So I hope you can help me and do note that BB did not give me a deadline.

Thank you again!!
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#2 PzJgr

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:55 PM

I doubt there were any races during the war. I know there were some prior to the war. The Italians were very involved and I believe the Supermarine Spitfire made its appearance at such a race. Have to do some digging
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#3 YoungAirNut

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:59 PM

Well I apreciate any help anyone can offer! And note that these races dont have to be specifically between 1939 to 1945, just in the general era!
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#4 mikebatzel

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:24 PM

this site might be of some help
air racing history air speed record breaking
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#5 YoungAirNut

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:00 PM

I took a quick glance and it seems that site could be very useful. Thank you it is much apreciated
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#6 YoungAirNut

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:51 PM

Well, it seems like there really is no info out there for air races! Oh well. Thank you all anyways I do apreciate your time
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#7 LRusso216

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:50 PM

Try this site. It might be a little early, but has some info you might use.
1930s National Air Races: Speed and Spectacle » HistoryNet

#8 YoungAirNut

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:49 PM

Hey that site is preety good! Thank you very much. This article might go somewhere after all
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