This P-51 was based in Raydon, England with the 8th Army Air Force (352nd Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group), where it was assigned to Lt. Harrison B."Bud" Tordoff. Tordoff flew the aircraft in support of the daylight bombing raids against Germany throughout occupied Europe and in support of missions for the Allied ground forces during the liberation of mainland Europe. In the summer of 2003, Captain Tordoff was reunited with this plane – the first time he had seen it since ceasefire.
Pacific Ocean (Nov. 9, 2005) -- An AV-8B Harrier, assigned to the “Black Sheep” of Marine Attack Squadron Two One Four (VMA-214), prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is currently underway off the coast of Southern California for an Expeditionary Strike Group exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Regina L. Brown (RELEASED)
Marine Corps Identifies $2.1B in Unfunded Priorities, Mostly in Aviation