When the Fifth Air Force's 348th Fighter Group traded its Thunderbolts for Mustangs they carried on a tradition of painting prewar rudder stripes and as much color as possible onto their fighters. Sitting in its Luzon revetment, sometime in 1945, the Group commander's P-51D gives every indication of the pride crews had in their aircraft.
(Wilbur Kuhn via Inez Kuhn)

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