Click image for larger view. Kentucky Air National Guard North American P-51 Mustang 1947-1956 by Robert L. Conely For more information about the paintings or prints you can contact the artist at email@example.com North American - F-51 Mustang - 1947 – 1956 - In May 1947, 25 F-51 Mustangs arrived at Standiford Field and would be flown by the 123d Fighter Group and 165th Fighter Squadron. In 1950, the 165th earned national attention when it was awarded the coveted Spaatz Trophy during a competition between wing flying squadrons. The unit’s combat readiness and flying proficiency were reasons why President Harry S. Truman recalled the unit to federal service in 1950 to support the United States war effort in Korea.
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