*wanders in, starts ECM*
wow, good on your Dad, Cap'n!!
yeah CAp'n, I'd totally believe in IDing engine sounds. I live on the flight path of an Air Force base, and can ID several planes just by engine (C5A, U2, (long ago SR71)). same as you say, with autos and trucks.
I had two friends who flew bombers, or in them, too.
Sort of cool, I made a tombstone for one of the squad that shot down Yamamoto (?). I drew his P38 on his stone.
Just made one (pre need) for a B17 pilot, who also flew in Korea. Best of his stories, was, he flew night "search and destroy" missions.............he'd follow the gleaming moon on railroad tracks, looking for trains...when the tracks disappeared, he knew he had to pull up hard, because they probably just went into a tunnel.
wow, Brass Balls? yeah..............
*strokes TV, heads for IBBOD*