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  •  "Say Hello To My 'Little Friend'" (P-51 nickname) (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    Too bad that movie quote wasn't around for World War II.  

    "Little Friend" was a P-51 nickname given by the pilots of the B-17s, grateful that at last they had fighter plane protection for their missions.

    They weren't around during my uncle's tenure at Bassingbourn base, though (he was a B-17 navigator).  His 25-mission tour of duty was in 1943 to early 1944.  Among other things, he survived the Schweinfurt-Regensberg mission of August 17, 1943.  He ended his tour of duty and went back stateside before the P-51s were in business out there.

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    by BaritoneWoman on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:19:00 AM PDT

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