Curtiss P-40B/C: Brothers in Testing.

The all-business dressed Curtiss-Wright chief test pilot H. Lloyd Child and his nattier older brother E. Rushmore Child. The latter was an engineer in charge of flight safety. Both are admiring here the purposeful nose of the one of the first production P-40B/C. Photo taken at the Buffalo, Kenmore Avenue Plant, winter 1941.
The “Curtiss Electric Propellers” decal is the icing on the cake. No doubt.

Photo: Dmitri Kessel (LIFE Magazine).

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