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North American P-51D Mustang (463221) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

North American P-51D Mustang (44-73149/G-BTCD) on the flightline for the May 2003 Air Display at Duxford. This is one of the Breitling fighters operated by the old Flying Machine Company. It's current paintwork represents an aircraft of the 8th Air Force's 374th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, 'Fearless Frankie'. This particular aircraft's new identity was the aircraft of Lt. Col. Wallace E. Hopkins who claimed eight enemy aircraft and the aircraft was named after his wife. This particular aircraft served in the UK during WWII.
 

(Picture May 2003)


   
North American P-51D Mustang (44-72216/G-BIXL) 'Miss Helen' - Click for Full Image

Airworthy North American P-51D Mustang (44-72216/G-BIXL) 'Miss Helen' at Duxford for Flying Legends 2002. It wears the colours of the Eighth Air Force's 487th Fighter Section/ 352nd Fighter Group with which it served in 1945. This aircraft served with Israeli Defence Force and saw combat in the 1956 Sinai campaign.

 

(Picture July 2002)


   

North American P-51D Mustang (44-11518/G-BIXL) 'Janie' - Click for Full Image

Airworthy North American P-51D Mustang (44-11518/G-MSTG) 'Janie' at Duxford for Flying Legends 2002. This aircraft spent many years in New Zealand. It was shipped to the UK in the 1990's for restoration and wears the colours of the 350th Fighter Squadron/ 353rd Fighter Group.

 

(Picture July 2002)


 

 
North American P-51D Mustang (44-72917/G-HAEC) 'Big Beautiful Doll' - Click for Full Image

Airworthy North American P-51D Mustang (44-72917/G-HAEC) 'Big Beautiful Doll' about to start it's display at the Duxford September 2002 Air Show. This aircraft was built in Australia and spent time in the Philippines and Kong before arriving in the UK. It appeared in 'Saving Private Ryan' and is painted as 'Big Beautiful Doll' which was flown from Duxford in 1944 and 45 by Fighter Group Commanding Officer Colonel John Landers.

 

(Picture September 2002)


   

Recently acquired by the Fighter Collection at Duxford (April 2002) is North American P-51D Mustang (44-63864). This aircraft served as the personal aircraft of the Eighth Air Force's 78th Fighter Group based at Duxford in 1945. It was with this aircraft that Lt Hubert Davis claimed two kills while flying with the 83rd Fighter Squadron It later served with the Swedish Air Force.

 

(Picture July 2002)


   
North American P-51D Mustang (44-73877/N167F) 'Old Crow' - Click for Full Image

Airworthy North American P-51D Mustang (44-73877/N167F) 'Old Crow' about to start it's display at the Duxford September 2002 Air Show. This aircraft was built served with USAAF training units and the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is now owned and operated by the Scandinavian Historic Flight and is resident in Norway. It is painted as 'Old Crow' which was flown by the 357th Fighter Group ace Major Clarence 'Bud' Anderson.

 

(Picture September 2002)


   
North American P-51D Mustang (44-74427/F-AZSB) - Click for Full Image

Airworthy North American P-51D Mustang (44-74427/F-AZSB) 'Nooky Booky IV' at Duxford for Flying Legends 2002. This aircraft was built in the USA and served the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is painted as 'Nooky Booky IV' which was flown by the 357th Fighter Group ace Captain Leonard 'Kit' Carson and is based in France.

 

(Picture July 2002)

   

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