World War II Fighter Plane Mechanic Cpl. Sidney P. Forbes

Cpl. Sidney Forbes hand drawn hydraulics schematics for a P-51 Mustang.

Cpl. Sidney Forbes hand drawn hydraulics schematics for a P-51 Mustang.

More P-51 schematics

More P-51 schematics

Sidney with his gift for der Fuhrer.

Sidney with his gift for der Fuhrer.

P-51 named Whacow

P-51 named Whacow

We recently received a box of  Wilson native Corporal Sidney Forbes’ WWII materials.  Sidney was a fighter plane mechanic in England during the war.  From the pictures it looks like he mostly serviced P51s and something that looks like a F6F Hellcat (although that was usually a carrier based plane in the Pacific theater).  After the war he opened his own service station called Forbes on Nash Street downtown.  All of his materials will be added to the Wilson County’s Greatest Generation Digital Project.

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