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SFC Lewis Funk ready to Fly | by John Funk from Golden Colorado
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SFC Lewis Funk ready to Fly

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gunter_glut, Online posting, December 22, 2010

what is that on the dorsal rib above the machine gun? and are those bullet holes on the rib just above the machine gun muzzle? he should have let us in on the joke :)

 

Funk, J., Online posting, December 23, 2010

On closer inspection I think that's a little Christmas tree on top of the plane just above the machine gun!

 

Asher, G., Online posting, October 18, 2011

It does look like a little Christmas tree on strapped to the VHF antenna - and those are "exit wounds" from a couple of rounds through the dorsal fin... one previous hole was already patched (that square shape just forward of them).

...and the picture is 'flopped' - the crew door was on the right side of the ship ;-)

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Taken on December 22, 2010