P-51D Mustangs of the 4th Fighter Squadron in flight, Italy, 1944.

Caption   P-51D Mustangs of the 4th Fighter Squadron in flight, Italy, 1944. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 18 Jan 2013

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1. dick wiersma says:
23 Oct 2013 07:33:04 AM

my dad was crew chief on miss ruth.can you tell me who took photo,and when.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
12 Oct 2015 06:09:56 PM

WARRIORS: THE GREATEST GENERATION Early P-51D-5-NA's from the 52nd Fighter Group, 4th Fighter Squadron. First Mustang s/n 44-13287 code WD-M "Miss Ruth" Next is s/n 44-13289 WD-X. Both aircraft survived WWII, but were later salvaged September 1945. Next aircraft is s/n 44-13263 WD-D "Jo-Baby" last almost hidden is s/n 44-13485 WD-H both a/c were lost on November 11, 1944 names of pilots flying aircraft unknown...
3. Paul Riggle says:
21 Jan 2020 10:56:42 AM

The plane with the X on the tail was my father’s (Lester Riggle) plane. It was named “Miss Tan” after my mother.

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