Mk.IVa KM232 (P-51K-10-NT; 44-12355), W/Cdr James E. Storrar, Hunsdon Wing CO, Digby, England, April 1945
The aircraft of W/Cdr J. E. Storrar were quite easily recognizable thanks to the personal JAS code, as the fighter ace with 14 aerial victories
was nicknamed. Storrar entered the RAF in 1938 and joined No. 145 Sqn in early 1940. He scored his first victories over Dunkirk and during
the Battle of France, earning the DFC at the age of 19. He was transferred to No. 73 Sqn in September, 1940 and promoted Squadron Leader of
No. 65 Sqn in December, 1942. In 1944 Storrar became Wing Commander and led three squadrons equipped with Mustangs. All of them were
responsible for long range and attack escorts. After the War he continued his RAF career, flying the Meteor and Vampire jets. After retirement
in 1957 he became a veterinary surgeon with a practice in Chester. Mustang KM232 had natural metal and silver paint finish with mid blue anti-glaze panel with dark blue outline. The JAS code was of the same colour combination.
INFO Eduard - June 2021