Below are pictures of the Curtis P-40E Kittyhawk that my grandfather flew during WWII.
He was a member of the British Army Corps and while stationed in France near the end of the war he managed to win the Kittyhawk from a drunken US pilot in a game of guess the penguin.
The paint job was done by the children of Loos, who had no idea what they were actually writing, but had a lovely time with the colours.
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The P-40E was known as the ‘Sparrows Barrier Window’ by its pilots, due to the fact that when barrel-rolled it would remind French peasant girls of the need to black out windows while eating live sparrows.