P-51K 44-11564 OC-W 359th Fighter Squadron. Note that a red rear-view mirror is visible and although a "K", a Hamilton Standard prop has been fitted.
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.