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.
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.
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.