Two photos featuring two Bücker Bü-131 “Jungmann" belonging to the Manshu Kumu Kyokai (Manchukuo Air Affairs Association), which was formed on August 1st, 1939, to control all civilian aviation in Manchukuo (excluding Manshu Koku K.K. - Manchukuo Aviation Co. Ltd.).
Kumu Kyokai purchased five Bücker Bü 131 “Jungmann" from Germany, which were used for flight and glider-tug training. They all arrived on March 20th, 1938, and were revealed to the public at the Mukden East airport, which handled exclusively civilian traffic. The two aircraft in the photos above have the Civilian Manchukuo registrations M-83 and M-84.
The image is of the captured p-51 fighter “Evalina”. I believe it was captured over China by the IJA.
“I had such confidence with this P-51 that I feared no Japanese fighters.”
The Japanese’s impression of the Mustang was that it was an excellent all-round aircraft with no major fault and excellent equipment. The absence of oil leaks was surprising to most, as all Japanese engines leaked to some extent. Several pilots were invited to fly the fighter. Among them was Yohei Hinoki, one of the first to shoot down a Mustang in November 1943. (A few days later, he himself was shot down by a Mustang and lost a leg. Eventually returning to combat with an artificial leg, he ended the war with a dozen victories):
This leaflet to the Chinese depicts an American aviator being carried in a sling by two
Chinese civilians. Symbols of the American Air Force and the China-Burma-India Theater of War are depicted in full color with the text:
Plant melons and harvest melons, plant peas and harvest peas.
Identify clearly these American military insignia.
Jane Roland, forever and always. Ultimate role model and Queen of the aerial corps.
Seriously, you’ve got to be kick-ass to become an Admiral in 1800′s patriarchy-ruled Britain.
I wish there were more female characters to pick from. The ones that are in the books are all perfect and well-rounded characters, there just aren’t as many. Like I’d wish a Chinese aviator had joined the group, given how China’s entire aerial corp is employed by women. (And Laurence and co. adopt someone from every continent they visit. It would have been perfect).
A Chinese Jian-8II (Fighter aircraft 8), or J-8 II (North Atlantic Treaty Organization reported name: Finback), being towed, armed with air-to-air missiles, rocket-pods and six iron bombs on a centerline tri-rack
Finished this formal full body reference for Peggy. More characters are coming soon, but I can’t stop drawing her lately.
Backstory: Steve and Bucky had agreed to room in the same apartment, much like how they did before the war. Even so, the both of them found it difficult to heal from everything that had happened to them since then, especially Bucky, who blamed himself for what he did while under HYDRA’s command. The two of them carried through their day to day lives, going through the motions of their missions as they tried to find a place for themselves in the world.
During one mission in particular, they passed by a heap of trash without a second thought until they started hearing a baby crying. They followed the noise back to the trash heap and found the baby inside a tossed duffel bag, clearly put there to die.
Not having the heart to leave her, Steve and Bucky cared for her until they finished their mission. They brought her back to a hospital, and thankfully, she made a full recovery. However, they knew she would be put into foster care, and in a way, would be just as lost in the world as the both of them.
After thinking it over, and remembering how happy the two of them were trying to take care of her, Steve and Bucky chose to adopt the baby girl.
The both of them agreed that she would be named after their good friend and hero, Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Carter. However, when it came down to deciding a surname, they both were unsure as to which surname she should adopt.
Eventually, they came to the decision that her surname would be Lee, after Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese-American woman aviator and first Chinese-American woman to pilot for the United States military.