Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Here are some Warbirds flown by Irishmen in World War II.  Thank you for your sacrifice and for protecting our freedom.

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2nd Lt. Gerald Devine, 350th FS 353rd FG, P-51D Mustang 44-14673 LH-I “Mad Irishman”

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Lockheed P-38J 42-67842 “Irish Lassie”

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1st Lt. Gilbert O’Brien, 357th FG, P-51B “Shanty Irish”

P-38F White 33 On Her Gear

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Retired Col. Frank Royal salutes P-38F White 33. Mr Royal was the commanding officer of the 39th that White 33 was in. Photo Credit: National Museum of WWII Aviation

The National Museum of WWII Aviation in Colorado Springs, Colorado is the owner of  Lockheed P-38F s/n 42-12652.  This P-38 is currently undergoing restoration to flyable condition at Westpac Restoration.  On August 12, 2015 she was able to roll on her gear for the first time in 70 years.  This P-38F will have her first flight sometime before the end of the year.  Visit: National Museum of WWII Aviation’s website and Westpac Restoration’s website

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National Museum of WWII Aviation

Westpac Restorations