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Lt. Charles H. Cook flew a B-24D named "Cookie" with the 90th Bombardment Group in the southwest Pacific in 1942-1943. At that time, Allied forces were greatly outnumbered, and Japanese invasion of New Guinea and Australia was a very real threat. Lt. Charles H. Cook flew a B-24D named "Cookie" with the 90th Bombardment Group in the southwest Pacific in 1942-1943. At that time, Allied forces were greatly outnumbered, and Japanese invasion of New Guinea and Australia was a very real threat.
Exhibit: A Citizen Soldier in the Air: Lt. Charles H. Cook in World War II, by Bruce Irving.

Comments: Lt. Charles H. Cook flew a B-24D named "Cookie" with the 90th Bombardment Group in the southwest Pacific in 1942-1943. At that time, Allied forces were greatly outnumbered, and Japanese invasion of New Guinea and Australia was a very real threat. Bruce Irving has interviewed Charlie Cook and composed this valuable record of his aviation career. The entire article is also available for free download here - Charles H. Cook.

Applying new skins to the aircraft

Chino reported :

To use these skins
  • unzip the files to a working directory
  • copy the desired B-24 skin (blank or JR, file PB24ATEX.TPC)...
  • from the appropriate folder into your main EAW installation folder
  • copy the file PB24AN.TPC from the side art folder into the main EAW folder
  • Launch EAW and set up an escort mission with B-24's
  • cycle through all planes with F9 and see which art EAW has chosen for you
  • I added "Cookie" twice to increase the chance that it would show up for my screen shots
  • Remove the .TPC files from the EAW folder to revert to the default B-24 skin and side art
To modify skins, you need to edit the .PCX file with a bitmap editor such as Paintshop Pro.

There is an EAW utility called PICPAC.EXE, supplied (unsupported) by Microprose (available through various EAW fan and skins sites. This DOS-based utility will convert PCX files to the compressed TPC format. The file naming scheme supports skins for all the included aircraft.

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