In 2012 the plane's exterior was painted with the markings of the P-51 flown by Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend in WW2. At a gala honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, nine Tuskegee Airmen signed the Red Tail of this plane. The Red Tail with the signatures is on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum for posterity and future generations to see.On Feb. 28, 2015 our restored P-51 “Bunny” was unveiled with several Tuskegee Airmen in attendance. These heroes signed the top of the left wing.When not flying, see the P-51 Mustang “Bunny” at the Palm Springs Air Museum.Photo Gallery: The P-51 Mustang
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Thanks to your help, our P-51 Mustang “Bunny” is Restored and Flying!
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Photo Gallery: Restoration
No warbird evokes the memories of fighter aircraft in combat like the P-51 MUSTANG. Serving in WW 2 & Korea as a bomber escort and tactical fighter-bomber this aircraft needs to fly.The Mustang in our Museum was delivered to the Army in June 1945 and served initially with the 31st Fighter Squadron, Continental Air Force. In 1951 it was transferred to the 131st Fighter Bomber Wing, Strategic Air Command. It looks good on the outside, but there is a lot of work to be done to make this remarkable aircraft flight ready.
The P-51 Mustang is a major restoration project. Your donation will help us get her flying as soon as possible! For additional information please contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-482-1836.
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