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An American that flew with R.A.F Ferry Command.

Article about: Capt. Gilbert Shepard Tobin was an American from Verona, New Jersey, who enlisted in the RCAF in Montreal before the U.S. got involved in the war…..as was the case with many American fellows

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    drm2m
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    Steven M.

    I am not an aviation guy, although my father was a flying instructor
    in Canada during the war. (First five photos.)

    In the group photo he is bottom row ...third from the right.

    He got his pilots license in 1938 -see the photos below.

    Both Tobin and my father got their pilots license in 1938.

    I suspect my father taught many allied fellows how to fly.....according to his Pilots Log Book.


    Ade.

    Some of the other photos show Liberator KN751 on its
    way back to England as well as a photo of the
    cockpit of this aircraft which you have probably seen
    first hand. (Photos six and seven.)


    Three other photos show some other pieces of Tobin’s stuff. (Photos 8-10.)
    Including a Canadian one dollar bill which looks like it was signed by some of his flying mates.

    Strangely enough two of the pistol rigs in my collection are associated to pilots in one way or another….
    one American…one Canadian.


    David
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    drm2m
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    "Strangely enough two of the pistol rigs in my collection are associated to pilots in one way or another….
    one American…one Canadian."

    One American....first photo....the subject of this thread.

    One Canadian.......second photo. The subject of the thread.

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/aviation-h...s-story-14341/

    David
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    I wish I had information on the German airman that carried this gun..but I don't.


    The holster markings;
    “jsd” 1942 with Luftwaffe acceptance stamp Eagle over L2.

    The German code “jhv” 43 is for Metallwaren, waffen und Machinefabrik AG, Budapest, Hungary produced in 1943.

    E/WaA173 German acceptance stamp on the left trigger guard web.

    Luftwaffe marked belt.

    David
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