INA The Macon Belle

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  1. BlackWolf3945

    BlackWolf3945 Banned

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    I recently had occasion to whip up a webpage with some photos of Kermit Weeks' P-51C which is finished in the markings of the 332nd FG's only ace of WWII.

    'INA the Macon Belle'

    Enjoy!


    Fade to Black...
     
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    That is one very shiny mustang. Very nice example though.
     
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    It is very shiny. Very nice example though as you said Ollie
     
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    Wow! What a beauty!
     
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    Beauty! A note about the pilot the markings are based upon...

    Lee 'Buddy' Archer is touted as the first and only African American Ace, although his first aerial victory was downgraded as a "shared" kill. In June 1994, the USAF reversed this, making him the only African American ace of WW2. I don't know if he is recognized by the American Fighter Aces Association...

    U.S. did produce another black ace: soldier of fortune James L.H. Peck. Fighting on the side of the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War of 1936, Peck shot down two German and three Italian aircraft
     
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    Absolutely stunning.
     
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    Good info Joe!
     
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    Oh my... a flying mirror!!!!!!!
     
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    very purty- you don't seem to see many early model -51s displayed much anymore, maybe its just me.
     
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