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43-24825 in original color scheme[1]

43-24825 was a North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang[2] Mustang.

History

Assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 334th Fighter Squadron, 43-24825 was given the name *Jerry*,[3] and allocated to 2nd Lt.Thomas E.Fraser.[2]

Captured on D-Day near Cambrai, France, 43-24825 was consequently impressed into German service. After testing at Rechlin, it was added to the stable of the Zirkus Rosarius, led by Hptm 'Ted' Rosarius and it was toured around various Axis airbases to train Luftwaffe pilots, performing mock air fights amongst other things. It was lost later that same year, killing the pilot Oblt Leo Potjans on December 10th 1944.[4]

43-24825 in Luftwaffe scheme.[4]

References

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