Cripes A’Mighty!

The P-51D Cripes A’Mighty during WWII belonged to the top ranked Mustang Ace George Earl “Ratsy” Preddy Jr. Honoring and keeping alive his legend, there are a couple of P-51s with his colors (he flew 6 different aircraft, 3 with Cripes A’Might, a P-47, P-51B & 2 P-51Ds) in the skies today.

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Part of the Blue Nosed Bastards, Cripes A’Mighty was one of a number of celebrated P-51s from this infamous wing.Our flight over the Superstitious Mtn at sunset was gorgeous and Casey, the pilot, flew an amazing line as we trained our lenses on it.

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We actually had three great planes during this flight. You can see all three planes and a lot more images from this flight in the Air 2 Air – P-51s & Spitfire gallery.

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