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TX-Zen
01-12-2004, 04:09 PM
Many of you have probably seen this site dedicated to the P51 Mustang, but I thought I'd post a link for those that have not.

http://www.mustangsmustangs.net/p-51/p51aces/aces.home.shtml

Excellent site full of pictures and good information as well as (presumably) comprehensive list of the aces who flew P51's.


Of particular note to me:

"Many acts of bravery and heroism were performed by mustang pilots. Some include landing in enemy territory (in a field) and picking up a downed pilot, putting him on the pilot's lap and somehow, flying home! Maj. Pierce W. McKennon made it home this way once. Two men in a one man cockpit was no easy act to perform. This was done more than a few times too. Another includes stealing a FW190 for the return flight to England. This unusual, outstanding action was done by Col. Bruce W. Carr of the 9th AF. "


Stealing a plane to get home...wow http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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TX-Zen
01-12-2004, 04:09 PM
Many of you have probably seen this site dedicated to the P51 Mustang, but I thought I'd post a link for those that have not.

http://www.mustangsmustangs.net/p-51/p51aces/aces.home.shtml

Excellent site full of pictures and good information as well as (presumably) comprehensive list of the aces who flew P51's.


Of particular note to me:

"Many acts of bravery and heroism were performed by mustang pilots. Some include landing in enemy territory (in a field) and picking up a downed pilot, putting him on the pilot's lap and somehow, flying home! Maj. Pierce W. McKennon made it home this way once. Two men in a one man cockpit was no easy act to perform. This was done more than a few times too. Another includes stealing a FW190 for the return flight to England. This unusual, outstanding action was done by Col. Bruce W. Carr of the 9th AF. "


Stealing a plane to get home...wow http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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horseback
01-12-2004, 04:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Another includes stealing a FW190 for the return flight to England. This unusual, outstanding action was done by Col. Bruce W. Carr of the 9th AF. "


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TX-Zen
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Had a high school classmate do that in Mexico...his exploit was somewhat less celebrated than COL Carr's, but then, stealing a Cessna instead of a FW-190 does take a lot of the zest out of it.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

BBB_PzGrenni
01-12-2004, 05:00 PM
You must not be a Pony Pilot to do.....
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SKIDRO_79FS
01-14-2004, 02:24 PM
Another pilot who did this was Maj. Jack Ilfrey, who landed behind enemy lines to pick up his downed wingman, Lt. Duane Kelso. Shedding his chute he sat in Kelso's lap declaring "For the love of God don't get excited you'll throw me through the canopy!"

Jack told me that the take off was the toughest part as there was so little room to move the stick. "I was almost singing soprano by the time we got off the ground" was how he described it.