Had to go do some research to find the answer to this riddle. All of the P40 aircraft on display at the Atlanta Warbird Weekend were painted with the Flying Tiger “shark face” except for this one. This P40k Warhawk is painted with the insignia of the 11th fighter squadron, 343rd Fighter Group that was based during WWII at Elmendorf Field, Anchorage, Alaska.
This group was known as the Aleutian Tigers because their assignment was to defend the Aleutian Islands. The group was commanded by Lt. Col. Jack Chenault, the son of General Claire Chenault who commanded the Flying Tigers. No wonder there were similarities!
DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (PDK)
2000 Airport Road
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
16mm @ f/18 – 1/60 sec – ISO 100
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