'Blue Nose' P-51B photos needed

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  1. A4K

    A4K Well-Known Member

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    G'day guys!

    Any photos around of the following aircraft? Can't find squat on the net or in my books.

    P-51B-5, s/n 43-6704, PZ-H, HELL-ER-BUST, flown by Lt. Edwin Heller, 486 FS, 352 FG, 8th AF

    P-51B-15, s/n 42-106914, PE-P, The West 'by gawd' Virginian, flown by Lt. Robert H. Powell Jr., 352 FG, 8th AF


    Cheers in Advance!
    Evan
     
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    Cheers Wayne, that's a nice print! Do indeed need pics of his B though.
     
  4. Airframes

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    Think I might have one of the first one Evan, I'll have a search through my books.
    Get in touch with Harrison (B-17 Engineer), as he was collecting loads of stuff and photos on the unit, and was/is in touch with some of the veterans.
     
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    A4K

    go to the site on the net : Little friends, which is the tribute-historical page for the US 8th AF fighter groups................... type in 352nd fg great materials. some nice pics of Punchy and Heller with their mounts
     
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    Don't know if you've seen these Evan, from the Osprey aviation elite book "352nd Fighter Group"

    May 44 43-6704.JPG
    May 44 43-6704.JPG
    May 44 43-6704.JPG
    May 44 43-6704.JPG

    Geo
     
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    Beauty, thanks Terry, Erich, and Geo! Much appreciated guys!
     
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    Sorry Evan, I thought I had a colour photo of 'Hell-Er-Bust' in 'The Mighty 8th in Colour', but it turned out to be a different kite. All I've got is a colour profile, similar to the one posted, in Osprey's 'Mustang Aces' book.
     
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    No worries Tery, thanks for looking!
     
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