The Legacy of Flight
Images from the archives of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
- By David Romanowski and Melissa Keiser
- AirSpaceMag.com, September 14, 2010
Equipped with drop tanks for a long-distance mission, a flight of North American P-51 Mustangs fills the frame. The Mustangs—from top to bottom: Lou IV, unnamed, Sky Bouncer, and Suzy-C—belong to the 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, Eighth Air Force. Based in England, the squadron accompanied formations of B-17s on bombing missions over Germany.