Examples of aircraft flown by Roger Palmer
Listed in chronological order of his experience.

PT-19:
Roger, like so many of the other cadets
of WWII, got his first hours in a PT-19
SUPER easy to handle, this PRIMARY
TRAINER was very popular among
instructors and students.

Photos are of Aircraft displayed at
Wright Patterson Air Force Museum. 
With the exception of the canopy,
it's Just like the aircraft owned by
BCW.

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BT-13/15:
Basic Trainer.  Used to teach more
advanced aerobatics and actual
instrument flight.
Photos of BT-13 displayed at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum
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LINK TRAINER:
Used to teach basic instrument flying.
Photo is of unit displayed at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum. 
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AT-6
"THE" advanced trainer for the Army Air
Corp.. Fairly easy to fly, and even easier
to maintain, this North American
Aviation design was used by many Allied
air forces during and after WWII. 
This is the example on display at
Wright Patterson Air Force Museum
P-40: 
Flown by Lt. Palmer at the end
of his ADVANCED TRAINING
as a HIGH PERFORMANCE
TRANSITION AIRCRAFT.
Photo is of a P-40 as displayed at
Wright Patterson Air Force Museum.
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P-39:
Roger flew P-39s as a combat tactics
trainer.  He was taught basic dogfighting
and attack skills.
This photo is of an example at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum. We were
lucky enough to be at the museum while
they had several aircraft outside.
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P-63:
Actually a totally different airframe,
the P-63 is a redesigned version of the
P-39. It possessed better aerodynamic
qualities due to it's laminar flow wing.
It was another combat tactics trainer
for Roger. He loved how this plane
flew.  It's perhaps his favorite single
engine aircraft that he flew.
Photo is of the aircraft at Wright
Patterson Air Force Museum.  It's
displayed as a "PINBALL" target plane.
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UC-78/AT-17:

A twin engine trainer and cargo plane.
Roger apparently had one flight in a
UC-78 variant as an introduction
to twin engine operations.

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P-38:

The type aircraft that Roger flew with the
475th FG in the pacific.  Roger loved the
reliability and the firepower of the
Lightning.  This is an L model like the
LODGER BY GOD mentioned in his
bio page.  Photo is of the aircraft that is
on display at Wright Patterson Air
Force Museum.

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