P-51's of the 45th Fighter Squadron

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    Hey guys, looking for some photos of P-51's from the 45th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group
    20th U.S. Army Air Force, South Field, Iwo-Jima, Japan, April 1945. This is the only photo I can find, but its a profile. I was wondering if there are any color photos of these planes. Even black and white will do. The green markings edged in black are also Squadron marks; there were no distinctive coloured Group markings as such. Some aircraft of the 45th Fighter Squadron had the diagonal bands repeated on the wings and tailplane.
     
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    Here you are.I have found these in Osprey - Aircraft of the Aces no.026 - Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces of the Pacific and CBI book. Because the actual pic is of the big size I've upladed it as the Zip file as well.
     

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    A few pics of Mustangs and 1 P-40 from North American P-51 Mustang Very Long Range Units of the Pacific War (Osprey Aviation Elite #21).
    A bit poor quality, but...
     

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    Thanks guys, this is what I have been looking for.
     
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    This is the only colour photo I've see; I'm pretty sure this is 44-63483 " Stinger VII".It later had the revised late-war markings, green tail top and wing-tailplane tips plus solid green spinner.
    You can't always rely on colour photos but it shows the dull medium green colour rather than the bright apple green. Note the thick black edges.
    "Jeanne VIII" from the 78th in back.
    From "P-51 Mustang action" photo Warren Thompson.

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