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System-M-
07-14-2006, 08:34 AM
Profile of P-51 B of princess Elizabeth, 352nd FG, 48th FS, 8th AF.

I decided to do a Profile of this bird after the great display at flying legends with the close formation flying.

Caption Reads:Capt. William T "Whiz" Whisner of the 352nd Fighter Group, 487th Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. P-51B 42-106449 HO-W "Princess Elizabeth" The Name of his P-1 was not Whisners choice of name. It was named €œPrincess Elizabeth€ after the C.O. insisted it be named this as the Princess was visiting Bodney at the time. This P-51B can be seen in the D-Day invasion Colours in preperation for the invasion. This P-51 did not last long as it was lost on June 6th 1944
D-Day. Whisner continued to fly and he became an ace with 15.5 Kills at the end of the war with 4 going to €œPrincess Elizabeth€ and the rest to his P-51 D €œMoonbeam McSwine€. Whisner is one of the seven pilots to be aces in two wars claiming 5.5 kills in the Korean War on Mig-15€s. There is a modern day P-51 C carrying Whisners €œPrincess Elizabeth€ markings, though this has serial 43-25147. P-51 43-25147 can be found at Imperial War Museum Duxford and is owned by The Fighter Collection. Whisner is also part of the 352nd €œaces in a day€ group with five victories on one mission than any other Mustang group in either theater. George Preddy (six Me109's), Don Bryan (five FW190's), Carl J. Luksic (four FW190's, one Me109), and William T. Whisner (five FW190's) led the way.

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http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4868/captwilliamtwhisner352ndfg487t.png (http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4868/captwilliamtwhisner352ndfg487t.png)

http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/7152/penoses1xf.png (http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5668/penose0at.png)

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System-M-
07-14-2006, 08:34 AM
Profile of P-51 B of princess Elizabeth, 352nd FG, 48th FS, 8th AF.

I decided to do a Profile of this bird after the great display at flying legends with the close formation flying.

Caption Reads:Capt. William T "Whiz" Whisner of the 352nd Fighter Group, 487th Fighter Squadron, 8th Air Force. P-51B 42-106449 HO-W "Princess Elizabeth" The Name of his P-1 was not Whisners choice of name. It was named €œPrincess Elizabeth€ after the C.O. insisted it be named this as the Princess was visiting Bodney at the time. This P-51B can be seen in the D-Day invasion Colours in preperation for the invasion. This P-51 did not last long as it was lost on June 6th 1944
D-Day. Whisner continued to fly and he became an ace with 15.5 Kills at the end of the war with 4 going to €œPrincess Elizabeth€ and the rest to his P-51 D €œMoonbeam McSwine€. Whisner is one of the seven pilots to be aces in two wars claiming 5.5 kills in the Korean War on Mig-15€s. There is a modern day P-51 C carrying Whisners €œPrincess Elizabeth€ markings, though this has serial 43-25147. P-51 43-25147 can be found at Imperial War Museum Duxford and is owned by The Fighter Collection. Whisner is also part of the 352nd €œaces in a day€ group with five victories on one mission than any other Mustang group in either theater. George Preddy (six Me109's), Don Bryan (five FW190's), Carl J. Luksic (four FW190's, one Me109), and William T. Whisner (five FW190's) led the way.

Click Images To Enlarge.

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/4868/captwilliamtwhisner352ndfg487t.png (http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4868/captwilliamtwhisner352ndfg487t.png)

http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/7152/penoses1xf.png (http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5668/penose0at.png)

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3334/487thfss7xa.png

sparty7200
07-14-2006, 09:50 AM
Outstanding m8! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Sparty

Monguse
07-14-2006, 11:41 AM
very well done

JtD
07-14-2006, 12:05 PM
You guys should keep looking for System M's work. Never seen anything short of excellent.

Bo_Nidle
07-14-2006, 12:56 PM
I was going to say "You could sell that commercialy" but see you already do! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif Really nice.

A small footnote to the tale of the noseart- it was applied without Whisners knowledge and he was apparently unimpressed when he saw it but had to live with it. There is a photo of him next to the aircraft and the man does NOT look a happy bunny!!

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery/352g/ho-w.jpg

The razorback is my favourite type of P-51 and much as love to see one in UK skies again I do wish they had left it in the colours of Don Gentiles "Shangri-La" which was its scheme when in the USA owned by Pete and Angelo Regina.

Arm_slinger
07-14-2006, 04:54 PM
Your a kill marking short. She got her fifth kill on 7th July 2006. It was a birdstrike

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/public4/leg0619.jpg

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NekoReaperman
07-14-2006, 05:43 PM
LOL!

System-M-
07-15-2006, 05:50 PM
Thanks for the comments guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Eagles High Shop Is akways open and as you can see you get quality and value in one.