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  • Member since
    November 2005
"Unadilla Killa"
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 10, 2003 10:38 AM
I vaguely remember seeing a decal sheet with this named aircraft. I believe it was a P-47 Thunderbolt or a P-51 Mustang in the European theater of operations (W.W.II). I would also like to know who was the pilot and what is the significance of the name (a hometown? where?). Also, does anyone know what happened to the decal manufacturer Super Scale International, Inc.? Are they still in business? If not, are their decals still available?

Mike
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Medina, Ohio
Posted by wayne baker on Friday, October 10, 2003 11:49 AM
Super Scale is still in business. You can look them up on the net. They only sell to distributors, no direct sales. Several of the bigger mail order houses carry them. You can do a search by subject and scale.

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 1, 2003 3:16 AM
Hi Mike,
I have a book mentioning "Unadilla Killa" as a P47D of the 354th Fighter Group, Ninth Air Force, Serial No.228790. No mention of the pilot. The book is called "Republic P47 Thunderbolt (The Operational Record)". By author Jerry Scutts. Hope this helps a little.
Cheers.... Snowy.
  • Member since
    December 2007
  • From: Sudbury MA
Posted by Got Hinomaru? on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 7:26 PM

I realise this thred is now over 3 years old, here's hoping the OP still cares.

 

   The Unadilla Killa was a P-47D-28 #42-28790 of the 355th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group (the Pugnacious Pups), 9th Air Force. The plane was named after the hometown (Unadilla NY) of it's pilot Lt. Russell H. Kline and was based at Rosieres-en-Haye Air Base in France. Lt. Kline was credited with 1 kill over an FW190 on December 18 1944. Hope that helps.

 

 

                                                     Andrew
 

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  • Member since
    November 2011
Unadilla Kill***
Posted by Lanceorama on Friday, November 11, 2011 4:54 PM

If it is still pertinent to anyone, I have more information on Russell Kline. I'm a relative.

Lance

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, November 11, 2011 5:29 PM

Hi lanc, welcome to the forum. I don't think any of these guys are still around. The OP certaintly isn't as that was his only post, and i haven't seen any of the others on here.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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    January 2012
Posted by Newbe2 on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:42 PM

Hi Lance,

What relation are you?  He was my uncle married to my fathers sister Gladys.  I posted some great pics on Facebook that he took in the Korean war.  He also flew P-51D at the end of WWII, and I believe F-80's and F-86 in Korea, then pissed off a General in Alaska and got sent to Vietnam to fly spotter/observers.  What a fall!

  • Member since
    November 2011
Posted by Lanceorama on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:50 PM

You must be a Coleman!

Gladys was my father's cousin. I'm the son of Gerald Wood. I have a Luger he brought back from WW2.

My mom says he also flew B-47's for SAC, which I always thought was a little odd. He also flew A-1 Skyraiders in Vietnam. I have a picture of him in front of them.

What did he do to *** off the general?

  • Member since
    November 2011
Posted by Lanceorama on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:51 PM

feel free to email me at Lanceorama@aol.com and we can keep the thread clean.

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Highland, California
Posted by Big Chudy on Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:38 AM

Hello Lance & Coleman,

Are you guys still around?

If so, can you please tell me where I might find more pictures of, P-47 'Unadilla Killa', and of it's pilot, your relative, Lt. Russell H. Kline.

Thanks, Andrew

 

  • Member since
    April 2021
Posted by Unadilla killa on Friday, April 30, 2021 7:45 PM
Hey Andrew, I'm the oldest grandson of Major Russell Kline. I have more info of him and the plane plus pictures
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