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Old 19th April 2018, 03:48
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P51 Ebay picture

Can anyone identify the name on the nose or the identity of this Mustang? P-51B with victory markings, 8th AF?
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Old 19th April 2018, 09:49
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Re: P51 Ebay picture

That's a very interesting one. Kill markings for ETO but noseart looks very Pacific ..... but AFAIK the 8th only flew P-47s in the Pacific.
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Old 19th April 2018, 11:17
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Re: P51 Ebay picture

It's P-51B 42-106712 FT-I "Hotei II" of Lt Don McDowell, 354FG, 353FS, 9th AF.
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Old 19th April 2018, 11:24
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Photo courtesy of Jack Cook.
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Thanks Peter. Strange nose art.
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Re: P51 Ebay picture

Hello,

according to the MACR 5133 1st Lt Don McDowell O-744728 was lost with this aircraft on 28 May 1944.
In Ivo De Jong "Mission 376" is noted:
mechanical troubles, crashed in North Sea. His Body was washed ashore in England in the second half of July and was buried at the American Military Cemetery in Brookwood.

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