Gunfighter is restored in the colors of the 343rd Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, 66th Fighter Wing, 8th Air Force, USAAF, using the nose art "Gunfighter", providing the name by which the aircraft is widely known. The 55th Fighter Group was the first USAAF combat unit to fly over Berlin and was one of the units to provide top cover over the Invasion Beaches at Normandy on "D-Day", June 6th, 1944.
Aerial photo of Stallion 51's P-51 Mustangs in formation, with their huge signature propeller arc. Crazy Horse and Crazy Horse 2 wear the authentic colors of the 48th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force at Asche, Belgium, 1945. The 352nd was known as the “Blue Nose Bastards of Bodney.” Major George Preddy Jr. was the highest scoring P-51 Mustang Ace with 27.5 aerial victories.
Skunk Works, or Lockheed Martin ADP, gave birth to the SR-71 Blackbird in 1962, & was built to replace their first intelligence aircraft, the U-2. During the entirety of the Cold War, the Skunk Works was located in Burbank, California on the eastern side of Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. After 1989, Lockheed reorganized its operations and relocated the Skunk Works to the U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, where it remains in operation today - from The Aviation Thread
New Sheriff In Town - Gunfighter becoming airborne for a late afternoon hop out of Culpeper Airport. Photo taken on Wednesday May 6th. United States Army Air Forces North American P-51D Mustang N5428V / CY-U "Gunfighter" 343rd Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, Wormingford, England Owner, Commemorative Air Force (CAF)