Great ace 'Bud' Anderson and his original 'Old Crow'

‘Bud’ Anderson will forever be associated with the P-51 Mustangs he named Old Crow. But the first fighter to which ‘Bud’ had that moniker applied was a Bell P-39 Airacobra, and to mark his 100th birthday, a special salute was planned

The Central Texas Wing began applying the new scheme to its P-39 about a month before AirVenture.
The Central Texas Wing began applying the new scheme to its P-39 about a month before AirVenture. DAVID LEININGER

“Don’t give me a P-39. The engine is mounted behind. They’ll tumble and spin and auger you in, don’t give me a P-39!”

So we

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