North American F-82E 'Twin Mustang'
| Major Ismail O. Nuri, Jr.|
| In 1960, I was in Officer Candidate School Class 60-B. This beauty was sitting behind our Third Sq. Barracks. Avaition Cadets would sneak over and put the props in an X configuration, representing "at ease". We would then go out and return them to a + representing "ATTENTION!".
OCS Class 60-B
01/14/2011 @ 12:15 [ref: 35650]
| M. J. Grubb|
Charlottesville VA CHO, VA
| My first knowledge of the P/F-82 Twin Mustang was in my home-town of Pulaski Co. Va. at the grass airstrip airport setting in the mud with collapsed landing gears and on the bottom of it's dual fuselage, the center pod was not attached.
Word got out shortly after the crash and my dad had got the word from the flying gang that allways hung around the strip, took me with him to see how bad it was.
The date was around late 1952 during the summer.
The aircraft was loaded and carried away by truck to locations unknown.
I have tried to locate information on the losses other than those in combat and where.. along with info.if it was repaired and placed back in action. This was the first and last time I have seen one in flight even though I was stationed on an island in the Sea of Japan at an AC&W Radar Sqdn site. not far from Korea in 1954 - '56.
04/13/2006 @ 21:50 [ref: 13154]
| w greene|
| wish i had seen more of the twin only saw one at chanute
afb was static display. hope it has been preseved.maybe
general mcarthur was right "old soldiers dont die,they
just fade away".change of subject. was once thrilled at
hickory n.c saw a b 24 in flight from the airport.
as an addena iwas happy to learn the b 36 at chanute was
06/13/2004 @ 18:49 [ref: 7600]