TODAY'S 4TH FG MUSTANGS



THOSE THAT GOT IT RIGHT

AIRCRAFT NICKNAME 4TH FG PILOT OWNER LOCATION DESCRIPTION
View Aircraft WD-C None Don Blakeslee Cavanaugh Flight Museum Addison, TX Photo from Cavanaugh Flight Museum's website
View Aircraft WD-A "Ridge Runner III" Pierce McKennon Dan Martin Hollister, CA Photo from MustangsMustangs.com
View Aircraft QP-A "Man O' War" Claiborne Kinnard Elmer Ward Chino, CA Photo from MustangsMustangs.com
View Aircraft VF-B Fighting Donald Duck Donald Emerson Bob Tullius Sebring, FL
View Aircraft QP-H "Sizzlin' Liz" Gerald Montgomery David Marco Ft. Lauderdale, FL Photo from MustangsMustangs.com
View Aircraft QP-X "Iron Ass" Jack Oberhansly Hugh Bikle Hollister, CA Photo from MustangsMustangs.com
View Aircraft VF-B "Sunny VIII" Everett Stewart USAAC Museum Dover, DE Photo from MustangsMustangs.com
View Aircraft VF-T "Shangri-La" Don Gentile Humberto Lobo Monterey, Mexico Photo from MustangsMustangs.com. This plane is painted to resemble Don Gentile's P-51B "Shangri-La". I goofed on this one. After Don returned to the U.S. his home town pitched in and bought a P-51 for him to use and it was done in this scheme. My bad. Thanks for those who pointed this out to me.
View Aircraft VF-T "Shangri-La" Don Gentile Charles Osborn Unk Photo from MustangsMustangs.com. This plane is painted to resemble Don Gentile's P-51B "Shangri-La". I goofed on this one. After Don returned to the U.S. his home town pitched in and bought a P-51 for him to use and it was done in this scheme. My bad. Thanks for those who pointed this out to me.



THOSE UNDER RESTORATION



AIRCRAFT NICKNAME 4TH FG PILOT OWNER LOCATION DESCRIPTION
QP-B "Bee" Duane Beeson John Paul Caldwell, ID This is a A-36 Mustang that's being redone as a "B" model. It is suspected that they're doing it as Duane Beeson's Mustang
QP-O "Red Dog XII" Louis Norley Dan Baun , OH
QP-U "Blondie" Marvin Arthur Nathan Davis Tipton, IN



THOSE THAT AREN'T QUITE ACCURATE



AIRCRAFT NICKNAME 4TH FG PILOT OWNER LOCATION DESCRIPTION DIFFERENCES
View Aircraft QP-V "Audrey" Chesley Peterson Hill AFB Museum Roy, UT Photo from Hill AFB Museum's website. In spite of what the website says, Chesley Peterson never flew Mustangs with the 4th FG. He left on January 1, 1944. The 4th didn't get their Mustangs until late February, early March. Can you pick out why this is not entirely accurate? Check here.
View Aircraft QP-F "Sweet Revenge" None Roland Fagan Granite Falls, MN Photo from MustangsMustangs.com. This plane is painted in the 334th's paint scheme but there was never a plane in the 4th that looks like this. Can you pick out why this is not entirely accurate? Check here.
View Aircraft WD-B "Miracle Maker" None Ike Enns Tulsa, OK Photo from MustangsMustangs.com. This plane never existed with this name. Can you pick out why this is not entirely accurate? Check here.
View Aircraft VF-G None None Confederate Air Force Midland, TX Photo from MustangsMustangs.com. This plane never existed as is. Can you pick out why this is not entirely accurate? Check here.
View Aircraft WD-L "Glamorous Gal" None Howard Ross Wukegan, IL Photo from MustangsMustangs.com. This plane never existed as is. Can you pick out why this is not entirely accurate? Check here.
View Aircraft C?-W "Fourth Fighter Group" Fred Glover/John Godfrey Rene Bouverat France Photo from MustangsMustangs.com. The original plane on which this is based, was Fred Glover's VF-B. The original was repainted after the war and placed on display in Paris. It had the same nose art with John Godfrey's VF-P letters painted on it. Can you pick out why this is not entirely accurate? Check here.

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