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North American P-51D Mustang

By Htam
North American P-51D Mustang

@ Half Moon Bay, CA

April 2013

One of several P-51’s on hand at the 2013 Pacific Coast Dream Machines show was this beautiful Mustang known as “Red Dog XII”.   The real “Red Dog XII” was assigned to Major Louis H Norley, Commanding Officer of the 334th Fighter Squadron.  Norley acquired the nickname “Red Dog”, not because his red hair, but for his propensity to lose money playing Red Dog poker. More than 8100 of the D-model were produced, contributing to the total of 15,000 Mustangs built for the war.  After World War II, the P-51 Mustang served in the air forces of over 55 countries.  Nikon D7000 w/300mm.

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