P-51D-10, 44-14372, Capt. Kirk B. Everson, 504th FS, 339th FG, 8th AF, Fowlmere, United Kingdom, April 1945
Everson‘s airwar career took off in 1945 only.
Regardless, he achieved great successes in the
numerous diving strikes on the German-occupied
airfields. Mustang he regularly flew was inherited
from Richard C. Penrose who had christened it
“Beaver Chant“. Everson renamed it “Mery Belt“.
On April 4, 1945 he shared a victory over Me 262
above Parchim. Three days lated he shot down
a Bf 109 nearby Celle. On April 10, during the
strafing attack on the Neuruppin airfield, he
destroyed three enemy aircraft and on April 16
three Fw 190 fell victims to his guns at Klatovy
airfield. On the following day Everson reappeared over the Klatovy airfield and this time
he claimed the destruction of seven airplanes.
P-51D-10, 44-14419, Capt. William B. Price, 350th FS, 353rd FG, 8th AF, Raydon, United Kingdom, December 1944
Bill Price was a member of the 350th FS, 353rd FG
from November 1942 till December 1944 and flew
with it 108 missions in two tours of duty. Flying
P-47 he achieved two aerial victories and four on
the ground. After the unit converted to new P-51D
Mustang he scored his last kill at the controls of
the aircraft named “Janie“. Price’s Mustang was
camouflaged with a green paint on the upper
surfaces, probably British Dark Green. The aircraf
nose sported the black and white checkerboard,
identification marking of the 353rd FG.