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#4399000 - 01/09/18 05:06 AM P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes  
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P-51D Petie 3rd over heavy snow Ardennes map in QMB. (retextured map mod by cyberolas)

On the morning of 1 Jan 45, Petie 3rd flown by Lt. Col. John C. Meyer, was first to takeoff as the Fw190's and Bf109's
began the attack on airbase Y-29. P-51's of the 487th FS quickly took off under fire and their ensuing major air
battle that day came to be known as the Legend of Y-29. For their extraordinary heroism in combat, the 487th Fighter
Squadron was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation.

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#4399199 - 01/10/18 07:31 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Moonbeam McSwine was flown by Capt. William T. Whisner, 487th FS, 352nd FG. His wingman on 1 Jan 45 was
Lt. Walter G. Diamond flying Twyla Sue II. Capt. Whisner downed 4 planes and Lt. Diamond downed 1 plane in
the Legend of Y-29 battle.

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Air battle over the winter Ardennes map






#4399387 - 01/11/18 02:32 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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P-51D Petie 3rd over summer Ardennes map in QMB.

#4399744 - 01/13/18 03:15 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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The 352nd FG started to repaint their blue noses with RAF Deep Sky paint in the autumn of '44. It was a darker blue than the medium blue used before.

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P-51D Petie 3rd profile

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P-51D Moonbeam McSwine profile





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#4400093 - 01/15/18 03:22 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Great pictures seediffy. The old IL2 Sturmovik still holds a special place in my heart as it was the first really good FS that I enjoyed immensely. I spent a lot of time in it from the original through all of its iterations. Your pics bring back fond memories. biggrin

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#4401011 - 01/20/18 12:45 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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That is SERIOUS attention to detail per that blue shading.

AWESOME skins sir.


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