Dragon Wagon P-51D

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  1. Kurse

    Kurse New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone can direct me to any pics of James Duffy's P-51D "Dragon Wagon"?

    So far I have one with him and the squadron mascot on the wing (bulldog).
    And I also found one of him flying in formation with another P-51.

    I believe he flew for the 354th FS.

    Thanks
     

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    drgondog Well-Known Member

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    Here are a couple - all taken before the 355th Fg went to Gablingen. He became 354 FS Co after Bud Fortier came home and my father ws gp CO.
     

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    Dragondog:

    Thanks so much for sharing these.
    These are all new shots that I havent seen before.
    I appreciate your help.

    I'm on a quest of sorts.
    There were 3 Aces named Duffy in WW2.
    There were 2 in Europe and one in the Pacific.

    I plan to model each pilot's aircraft in 1/48 scale.
    Dragon Wagon will be the first one I model.

    Thanks again for your help. It is very much appreciated.

    Kurse
     
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    drgondog Well-Known Member

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    here is his B..
     
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    Thanks for posting these. 'Bud' Fortier was my fifth-grade teacher in the mid seventies, and I've been searching for more information about the 354thFS/355thFG. Bud Fortier's book, 'An Eighth of the Eighth' is a great read; highly recommended. I had the privilege of hearing a few excerpts from this book as fifth-grader as they were being written by Mr. Fortier.

    Deepest respect for your service, Dragondog, and thanks again.

    BubbleheadSSN686 - USN
     
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    My father was part of the book - Bert Marshall, Jr. I gave Bud a lot of photos and diary material for reference
     
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