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Old 11th June 2008, 20:09
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6 Aug 44 - Maj. George E. Preddy poses for the camera shortly after downing six Me 109s in his P-51D-5-NA 44-13321 HO-P, Cripes A' Mighty 3rd. KIA (friendly fire) on 25 Dec 44, his final tally would be 26.833/3/4. Preddy is the top P-51 Mustang ace of all time.

The late Gen. John C. Meyer said of him that he "was just the greatest fighter pilot who ever squinted through a gunsight; he was the complete fighter pilot."





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Re: Six down ... and counting ...

These shots were taken by Lt. George Arnold as Preddy parked following his downing of six Me 109s. The PR pic I posted above was taken immediately after these. I forget where *I* got them, but I'm quite sure Sam Sox was responsible for saving the set:



















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Re: Six down ... and counting ...

Great material Wade, thanks for sharing it!!

The 2nd batch is very impressive.
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Great material Wade, thanks for sharing it!!

The 2nd batch is very impressive.
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Excellent material Wade
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