Navy Lt Bob Elder in a P-51D Mustang modified with a tailhook aboard the carrier Shangra-La for testing, 15 Nov 1944.

Caption   Navy Lt Bob Elder in a P-51D Mustang modified with a tailhook aboard the carrier Shangra-La for testing, 15 Nov 1944. ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 29 Dec 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
29 Nov 2012 11:33:44 AM

The classified Seahorse project sought to “navalize” the P-51 in an effort to escort B-29s to Japan. The project was canceled after Iwo Jima was secured.
2. Chari Willis says:
19 Nov 2017 07:08:11 PM

My Dad Lt Cmdr James K Bourland served as a night fighter pilot in 1945 on the Shanghai-La. He also fought in the Korean War as a naval pilot.

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