INA The Macon Belle

FLYBOYJ

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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
 

Aggie08

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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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