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Major James Howard (in CAP) from 356. fighter squadron on his machine's P-51B Mustang Ding Hao! Sixth, lets paint swastika and this aligns the previous Japanese series victories over the base of the RAF Boxted, Essex, England, 1944

Major James Howard (in CAP) from fighter squadron on his machine's Mustang Ding Hao! Sixth, lets paint swastika and this aligns the previous Japanese series victories over the base of the RAF Boxted, Essex, England, 1944

Melvin Hoffman of the 82nd Fighter Squadron made the best landing he could under the circumstances in his P-51D Mustang at RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, UK; Jan 4 1945. Note oil covering the windscreen and engine cowling.

On this day in history: Melvin Hoffman of the Fighter Squadron made the best landing he could under the circumstances in his Mustang at RAF Duxford Cambridgeshire England United Kingdom 4 January Note oil covering the windscreen and engine cowling.

World War II, England, April 1944, USAAF Mustang Fighter Station of Ace Pilots, Pilot Captain Gentile watches as a colleague affixs stickers onto the side of his aeroplane, each one representing a raid carried out by that aircraft

World War II. April USAAF Mustang Fighter Station of Ace Pilots. Pilot Captain Gentile watches as a colleague affixs stickers onto the side of his aeroplane, each one representing a raid carried out by that aircraft.

P51 ace Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager in front of his Mustang fighter plane he nicknamed 'Glamourous Glennis'. The photo was taken in England in 1944 at RAF Leiston, when Chuck Yeager was an Ace World War II fighter pilot.

Lt. William Simmons of Los Angeles, California, member of the 9th Air Force fighters, poses in front oLt William Simmons of Los Angeles California member of the 9th Air Force. England. 11 May 1944.

William Simmons of Los Angeles, California, member of the Air Force fighters, poses in front Lt. William Simmons of Los Angeles California member of the Air Force.

the dragon and his tail aircraft nose art

WWII World War 2 Aircraft Nose Art Pictures, Noseart Photos and Posters

Mustang Friday: 2nd Lt Jack Carr in front of North American P-51B-5 Mustang 43-7065 GQ-W "Wild Bill". In the background stands P-51B "Ding Hao !!, the mount of Lt Col. James Howard, CO of the 354th Fighter Group. Jack Carr and "Wild Bill" set out on a mission from Station AAF-410 formerly RAF Lashenden and failed to return 25th April 1944.

Mustang Friday: Lt Jack Carr in front of North American Mustang…

"the greatest fighter pilot story of WWII" held off 30 German fighters from attacking a squadron of B-17 bombers for over half an hour - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/the-greatest-fighter-pilot-story-of-wwii-held-off-30-german-fighters-from-attacking-a-squadron-of-b-17-bombers-for-over-half-anhour.html

James Howell Howard - "the greatest fighter pilot story of WWII" held off 30 German fighters from attacking a squadron of bombers for over half an hour

Major George E. Preddy was killed on Christmas Day in 1944 while on a strafing mission in support of ground troops during the Battle of the Bulge. His and two other P-51s were hit by friendly fire that was intended for the Me-109 that the Mustangs were chasing. Preddy's plane crashed into the ground at high speed and low altitude, killing him instantly. He was the top scoring Mustang ace of the war.

Preddy, AF fighter pilot stationed in England, who shot down 6 German planes on one mission. One of the top aces in the ETO, he had shot down and 6 destroyed on the ground.

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