Author Topic: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS  (Read 572 times)

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Vraciu has finished updating an existing skin and would like you to see it.


P-38L-1-LO "Billy's Filly"
#218
S/N Unknown
12th FS, 18th FG, 13th AF, USAAF
Lt. William Fowkes
Mindoro, Philippines 1944

This is the P-38L-1-LO flown by Lt. William Fowkes (37 Missions) out of Mindoro, Philippines, from January to August 1945. When asked the history of the maiden on the nose of his fighter his high-school sweetheart, Helen, whom he married a lifetime ago, contended,"It isn't me. I was never a brunette in my life."

"Actually, the nose art was the creation of the artist who drew the girl," Fowkes said.    "He painted what was in his mind, and I thanked him for it."

When the war ended Fowkes left the service and attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania until recalled by the Air Force after just two years out of uniform. He spent more than 25 years in the military and retired as a Colonel in 1971.

Originally skinned by Knite, it has been completely redrawn for Aces High III.








Original by Knite.






« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 05:23:53 PM by lyric1 »

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Re: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 05:50:31 PM »
Very nice.
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Re: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 06:51:57 PM »
He is spending his free time very creatively. Very nice.
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Re: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 08:33:20 PM »
Beautiful skin. Thank You Sir.   :aok

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Re: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 02:27:04 AM »
Another great Lightning skin Vraciu, well done.

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Re: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 11:31:53 AM »
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Re: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS
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Re: Lt. William Fowkes - P-38L "Billy's Filly" (218) - 18th FG, 12th FS
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 12:08:26 PM »
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