Aviation Photo #1882507: North American P-51D Mustang - USA - Air Force


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Alex Christie
    USA - Air Force
    North American P-51D Mustang
    North American P-51/A-36/F-6 Mustang/Apache
    North American P-51/A-36/F-6 Mustang/Apache
    North American
    109-28610
    44-14977
    B6-Y
    Leiston
    England
    United Kingdom
    1945
  • 285

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#1882507
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March 14, 2011
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I'm uploading this historic image on behalf of Jeff Lee and Dan Manthos. It's from the collection of Kodachrome slides that was formed by their father, Major Atlee G. Manthos of the 78th and 357th Fighter Groups, and is submitted in his memory. The photo was taken shortly after the end of the war in Europe, note the buzz letters under the wing. 363rd FS, 357th FG. Named 'The Count' with the caricature of a pilot (probably Carroll Ofsthun of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, the regular pilot of this Mustang) and 60 mission marks.
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Comments (37)

Anonymous
5 years ago
WoW, a real historic image! Thanks for sharing! best regards, Walter
Anonymous
5 years ago
You can feel the History in this picture!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Fantastic quality for a picture that old. What a great addition to the data base.
Anonymous
5 years ago
For someone my age (27) it often seems like WW2 happened in black and white. Images like this bring it to life. Unbelievable quality to the shot and the scan. Thanks.
Anonymous
5 years ago
WOW! This is a fantastic picture, I do hope you can upload more! Makes me feel as if I were standing there right now, watching them takeoff:)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow! I hope there are more where these came from; keep 'em coming! - rsa, 2011-03-14
Anonymous
5 years ago
Priceless
Anonymous
5 years ago
What an amazing airplane! thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing! I really love this historic photo!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's always great to see such amazing historic photos as this one. Color adds to the greatness!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Fantastic to see a colored photo of such a good quality from that time.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thanks a lot for putting this one online!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Truly unique. Thank you for sharing, it is a proviledge to see this photo. Gianni (Italy)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Always nice to see a rare pic like this.
Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Historic, detailed, in color...thanks so much for sharing this
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very cool shot, thanks for sharing. -Ron
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow..this is a classic..
-Shaqs
Anonymous
5 years ago
Such a nice photo! Almost looks like a highly-detailed painting! 5* for sure! That picture just reeks of sexiness!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thank you for sharing this photo
Anonymous
5 years ago
Classic, thanx for sharing. Never realized the mustangs tail wheel was so far forward. Must be a real short moment arm with lots of rudder work requiered!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
With the wing tanks, it looks like they're headed somewhere distant. Home, maybe?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thank you very much for sharing this historic photo, way to honor all these heroes
Anonymous
5 years ago
Incredible document. Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
5 years ago
AWESOME PHOTO!!! I would love to see more stuff like this! You can almost feel yourself there!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thank you for sharing this photo - as others have said, such a great picture in color is a rare treat.

The number of Mustangs present is great, and the info you have provided is also superb.


Thanks again!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very nice color shot from WW II...love it!
Anonymous
5 years ago
What an incredible piece of history! Thank you for sharing it.
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a beatiful picture.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow... What a classic.
Thanks for sharing the historic photo.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The first thing that hits me about this shot is that it's in color.(rare) the second is that it is showing a lot of detail. you can read most of if not all of the markings and it gives an excellent point of reference for modelers. thank you for posting this photo and I posthumously and respectfully salute Major Manthos for his service.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great spirit! Great inspiration!
Anonymous
4 years ago
A piece of History!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Eternal. Completely and utterly timeless. Never again will we see this.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Uh ohh, here are the real ones!!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
Thanks for sharing us the precious memories