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47th Fighter Squadron P-51 Mustang Model

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47th Fighter Squadron P-51 Mustang Model

Fly Lil Butch with the 47th Fighter Squadron, 15th Fighter Group, 20th Army Air Force in this hand crafted P-51 Mustang. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide you a piece you’ll love!

The 47th Fighter Squadron was activated on 1 December 1940, as the 47th Pursuit Squadron,[2] one of three squadrons assigned to the 15th Pursuit Group at Wheeler Field, territory of Hawaii. The squadron also flew missions from Hawaiian stations of Bellows Field, Haleiwa Fighter Strip and Mokuleia Army Airfield, as well as Barking Sands Army Airfield.[1] The 47th Pursuit Squadron participated in numerous campaigns from 1940 to 1945, flying P-10,[dubious – discuss] P-26, P-36 Hawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang aircraft. The squadron was credited with shooting down eight Japanese aircraft on 7 December 1941, before being inactivated on 15 October 1946, at Wheeler Field.[1] Wiki