P-51 Mustang (multiple)

Many, many examples of the North American P-51 Mustang out there on the airshow circuit… here are some of my photos. I shot two at the IWM Duxford, but apparently missed two others (44-73098 and 44-73979) so I’ll have to go through my pics from that trip again. I got some terrific shots of five different Mustangs from the edge of the runway at Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, in 2018. On that same trip, I photographed the Mustang’s dive bomber variant A-36 Apache at the NMoUSAF at Wright-Patterson AFB. My return to Dayton was able to see the Shimmy IV at the museum (the Mustang had been moved to make room for the Memphis Belle opening.)

I also have photographed notable Mustang racers Excalibur III at the NASM Udvar-Hazy, and as of Sept. 2, 2017, the “World’s Fastest Piston Powered Airplane” Voodoo at the PoF Chino.


P-51D 44-74009 “Ain’t Misbehavin”

Grimes Field Urbana 2018


P-51D 413410 “Lou IV”

Grimes Field Urbana 2018


P-51B 43-12252 (painted as 43-24823) “Old Crow”

Detroit 2010

Grimes Field Urbana 2018


P-51D 414450 “Old Crow”

Grimes Field Urbana 2018


P-51D 415660 “Swamp Fox”

Grimes Field Urbana 2018


P-51D-30NA 44-74936 “Shimmy IV”

NMoUSAF 2018



P-51D 44-63272 “Bad Angel”

Pima Air Museum 2017


P-51D-20NA 44-72364 “Upupa Epops”

Paine Field 2011

Flying Heritage Collection 2012




Flying Heritage Collection 2016

Flying Heritage Collection 2017


P-51B-10NA 42-106638 “Impatient Virgin / Evoi”

Paine Field 2012

Paine Field Aviation Day 2012

Paine Field Aviation Day 2013

Paine Field 2016

HFF, Paine Field 2017

HFF, Paine Field 2019


P-51A 43-6251 “Miss Virginia”

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


P-51A 43-6274

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018


P-51D 44-84961 “Wee Willy II”

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


P-51D 44-74739 “Ole Yeller”

Legacy Flight Museum; Rexburg, Idaho 2021


P-51C 43-25057 “Boise Bee”

Warhawk Air Museum; Nampa, Idaho 2021


Cavalier Mustang II 67-22579 “Mormon Mustang”

Pilot John Bagley also has a Ford Mustang decked out in markings to match his plane

Legacy Flight Museum; Rexburg, Idaho 2021


P-51D-30NT 45-11582 “Dolly”

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


P-51D-25NA 44-73656 (painted as 44-14237) “Moonbeam McSwine”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010


P-51D-30NA 44-74391 “February”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010


P-51D-30NA 44-74939 “Willit Run”

Smithsonian NASM 2015


P-51D 44-74910 “Miss Judy”

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018


P-51D 44-14937 “Gentleman Jim”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010


P-51D-20NA 44-63507 (painted as 44-63684) “Double Trouble two”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010


P-51D-25NA 44-73029 “Bald Eagle”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010


P-51C-10NT 42-103293 “Betty Jane”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010

Boeing Field 2011


P-51D 44-63350 (painted as 44-13410) “Lou IV”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010


P-51D 44-14320 “Geraldine”

Willow Run, Detroit 2010


P-51D-25NA 44-73149 “Ferocious Frankie”

Imperial War Museum Duxford 2008


P-51D 44-74404 “Stang”

CAF Mesa 2017


P-51D-25NT 44-84847 “Miss Velma”

Imperial War Museum Duxford 2008

This plane was painted as Contrary Mary in 2018


P-51D-25NA 44-73979 “Etta Jeanne II”

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019


P-51D-25NA 44-73877

Imperial War Museum, Duxford 2019


P-51D-30NA 44-74908 “Bunny”

Palm Springs Air Museum 2018


P-51D 44-74409 (painted as 44-13317) “Donald”

RAF Museum 2008


P-51C 42-103645 “Tuskegee Airmen”

McChord AFB 2010


P-51D-20A 44-63576

Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015


Former Israeli P-51 #146 or #2346 (painted as 44-63607) “Feeble Eagle”

When I first photographed this Mustang (I assume it is the same one) during the pre-opening media night for the MoF’s Personal Courage Wing it was hanging. and not as elaborately painted — the FT on the right fuselage looks different. I suspect this is a replica and not the same plane as is on display there now.

Museum of Flight 2004

Museum of Flight 2010

Museum of Flight 2011


P-51D-25A 44-73436 “American Beauty”

McChord AFB 2008

Olympic Air Museum 2016

Olympic Flight Museum 2018

Olympic Flight Museum 2019

Olympia 2022


P-51D 45-11471 “Diamondback”

Olympic Flight Museum 2018


P-51D 44-14826

Erickson Collection, Madras 2017


P-51D-30NT 45-11525 “Val-Halla”

Paine Field 2012

McChord AFB 2008

Paine Field 2016

HFF, Paine Field 2017


P-51D-5NA 44-13704 “Ferocious Frankie”

Veterans Museum, Chehalis 2021


P-51 “Little One” (full-scale replica)

Mighty Eighth 2013