P-51/Mustang Mk.IA

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  1. MicroShket

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    Hi, friends!
    I'm very sorry if I chose the wrong section for this thread.
    For several days I rack my brains trying to reach a consensus on Hispano armed Mustangs (P-51 and F-6A). Are all of them were sent to ETO&MTO? As I know, several reconnaissance groups used F-6 on CBI. Were they only F-6B and later versions of a reconnaissance Mustang?
    In other words, Is that true, that there were not a single Hispano armed P-51 or F-6A on CBI?
    Thank you.
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    MicroShket.
     
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    #2 drgondog, Mar 23, 2015
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    The AAF retained 55 of the 150 NA-91 as (P-51-1NA, -2N then all F-6), the RAF took 93 as the Mustang IA and two were retained as XP-51B.

    None of the AAF F-6 went to ETO, most if not all went to MTO as part of the 68 TRG (111TRS). Some may have been transferred 73TRG then to 10th PRG in the ETO.

    I can not find a trace of an F-6 (P-51-1NA) from the NA-91 contract that went to CBI.
     
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    #3 MicroShket, Mar 24, 2015
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    Thank you very much for your answer!
    I have serial numbers of AAF Mustangs and checked some of them, but all was in 111th TRS and 154th TRS.
    Could you give the name of the source containig information about NA-91 contract, please (just can't check it myself now)? So, it means that one of them could be sent (on paper) to CBI, right? Or it is just my misunderstanding (my english is not perfect at all).
     
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    Gruenhagen's "Mustang - The Story of the P-51 Fighter", Stars and Bars by Dr. Frank Olynyk and an on going data base of P-51 losses/serial numbers that I have been working on for 15 years
     
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    If you're after a condensed history of the Allison engined Mustangs, Martyn Chorlton's Allison Engined P-51 Mustang (New Vanguard) is a nifty little reference at a very good price.
     
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