In 2012 the plane's exterior was painted with the markings of the P-51 flown by Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Bob Friend in WW2. At a gala honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, nine Tuskegee Airmen signed the Red Tail of this plane. The Plane is now under "Complete Refurbishment" so that it will again take to the skies! Photos and videos of this ongoing overhaul will be updated here. Your donation will help us get her flying as soon as possible! For additional information please contact Carol at membership@palmspringsairmuseum.org or 760-482-1836.    The Red Tail with the signatures is on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum for posterity and future generations to see.
Video: Taking Apart a Mustang
With Your Help, our P-51 Mustang, “Bunny” Will Fly Again!
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Photo Gallery: Restoration
Photo Gallery: The P-51 Mustang
No warbird evokes the memories of fighter aircraft in combat like the P-51 MUSTANG. Serving in WW 2 & Korea as a bomber  escort and tactical fighter-bomber this aircraft needs to fly. The Mustang in our Museum was delivered to the Army in June 1945 and served initially with the 31st Fighter Squadron, Continental Air Force. In 1951 it was transferred to the 131st Fighter Bomber Wing, Strategic Air Command. It looks good on the outside, but there is a lot of work to be done to make this remarkable aircraft flight ready.
The P-51 Mustang is a major restoration project. Your donation will help us get her flying as soon as possible! For additional information please contact Carol at membership@palmspringsairmuseum.org or 760-482-1836.
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