|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
The P-40 was used in all theaters, especially in the early years of World War II, and helped turn the Allies' defensive actions in China and North Africa into the first stages of victory on two fronts. The early P-40B and P-40E models were used by the American Volunteer Group in China (the Flying Tigers) to blunt the Japanese offensive and in North Africa with the 99th Fighter Squadron, earning a reputation for ruggedness in combat. The P-40E model included additional armament and more powerful engine, and the P-40N was the most numerous model in part due to exports to Allied forces. A history of the P-40 development and service history can be found here.
Several P-40s were seen at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, and The Aero Experience was there to capture some photos of this classic warbird: