October 11, 2002

OPERATIONS SHACK

Four days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, this photo — taken
from inside an Army Air Corps interceptor operations shack at an
unidentified airfield — shows a pair of P-40 Warhawks out on the
ready line. Note one of the fighters is painted with tail stripes and
one is not. Also noteworthy are the heavy blackout curtains
across the door. Photo dated December 3, 1941, from
the Webmaster's collection.