I shot down my first Bf 109 during the first daylight raid on Berlin by American B-17s on March 4, 1944. I was flying a P-51B with the birdcage canopy. The weather was extremely bad, and many of the B-17 groups had aborted, with the exception of a couple of boxes, as I remember. I only saw one other Mustang from our 363rd Squadron. Flying at 32,000 feet above the bombers, I spotted a lone...
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Flying the P-51 in Combat
Article in August 2020 Issue
ON THE COVER: Jason Somes, of the Socal CAF Wing brings it in close for the camera in the Camarillo Museums NAA PBJ-1J, the sole surviving 'Marine Mitchell'.
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