After a landing accident in Arizona in July 2017, Spitfire Mk Vb JG891 was shipped to England and flew again on July 6. She is currently decorated as JK879, a No 249 Squadron aircraft flown from Malta by Flt Sgt John G. “Jack” Hughes (RCAF).
“February” is a P-51D-30-NA which was accepted by the USAAF in May 1945 as s/n 44-74391 and served in the US until 1958. It then served with the Guatemalan AF until 1972 when it returned to the US civilian market. It was restored in 2001 and registered as NX351MX. It carries the markings of the…Continue reading P-51D Mustang “February”
This P-51D-25-NA was built in 1944 and served in the USAAF but did not see combat. From 1951 to 1958, it served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, before joining the civilian registry. For a time, it carried the colours of “Old Crow”, the Mustang flown by American ace Col. Clarence “Bud” Anderson. In 2012,…Continue reading P-51 Mustang “The Shark”
This Mustang was built as an F-6K-15-NT (s/n 44-12852) but was later restored as a P-51D and given the markings of the aircraft flown by Lt Col Thomas L. Hayes Jr. of the 357th Fighter Group. After the war, the aircraft flew in the 1946 Cleveland Air Races but crash-landed due to engine failure. It…Continue reading More Mustang survivors: “Frenesi”
This P-51C-10-NT Mustang is serial number 43-25147. Built in 1943, its wartime service is unclear but it served with the Israeli air force after World War II, before joining the Israeli civilian registry. It is painted in the colours and markings of “Princess Elizabeth”, the P-51B flown by Lt William Whisner, a future 5.5-victory ace…Continue reading P-51C “Princess Elizabeth”
And now for another preserved Mustang: P-51B-1-NA s/n 43-24837 registered N515ZB and painted as “Berlin Express” flown by ace Bill Overstreet of the 357th Fighter Group, who became famous for flying under the Eiffel tower while successfully shooting down a Messerschmitt Bf 109 in 1944. “Berlin Express” flew across the Atlantic this year to take part…Continue reading P-51B “Berlin Express”
This profile was commissioned as part of a series on the Flying Horsemen aerobatic team. It is a P-51D-25-NA which previously flew with registrations N5077K, N711UP and N71TF. It was restored in 2005 and received the colours of Lt. Col. William Bailey’s “Double Trouble Two” of the 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group.
A well-know warbird, Bf 109G-2 WkNr 10639 flew for many years as G-USTV before being damaged in an accident on 12 October 1997. It is now restored and displayed in the RAF Museum London. I’ve made two profiles, representing it as it was when it was still flying (top), and in its current condition (below).…Continue reading Bf 109G-2 “Black 6”