quelques précision :
Lt 'Ike' Davis 366th FS, 358th FG, 9th AF.
Davis was known to have had 2 girlfriends at the time. And rather than run the risk of naming his assigned aircraft 433240 after one or the other, he decided to name it after his younger brother Hal.
And being from North Carolina (The Tarheel State) he settled on
The aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire during a strafing mission in mid 1944 and even though the pilot (Lt Davis was not flying it at the time) was able to bring Tarheel Hal home it was damaged beyond repair and the aircraft was scrapped.
However before its demise, Ike’s mount was briefly immortalised in a movie
Davis survived the war and returned home to Charlottesville North Carolina.
tout vient d'ici : http://diecastrescue.myfreeforum.org/archive/tarheel-hal__o_t__t_928.html