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Koda Catalog Number:  
DVD Number: 2
Slide Number: 00046
Image Location: 58 3
Tail Number: 472308
Plane Type: P-51D
Picture Type: AC pilot
Info on Slide: McKennon 1945 (sticker, 3-24)
Unit Info: 4thFG 335thFS
Name: Ridge Runner III
Description: Though similar in appearance to his earlier Mustangs, Pierce McKennon's Ridge Runner III had a slightly different razorback hog, more victory markings and the two parachutes added for his successful escapes after going down in enemy territory. Here Mac poses with his colorful mount just after it replaced the one he left in Germany. This aircraft was eventually crash-landed in France on 17 April 1945 by another pilot. This was his 3rd 'Ridger Runner' P51D serial 44-72308, desig'n 'WD-A'. Like a lot of pilots, he would go on to complete over 200 combat missions, only to lose his life in a peacetime flying accident!
Photographer: Sills, Joseph B
Book: FC, p. 59
Nationality: American
Location: Debden, England
Year: 1945
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Image Path: /Galley 1