Worldwide Military use of the North American P-51 Mustang
F-51's of the 35th FIW 41st FIS at Johnson AB in 1948 - most of these aircraft later saw service during the Korean War - see details below (Jack Cook).
44-72672 #92 previously served with the 506th FG 458th FS from Iwo Jima in 1945
44-73608 #90 later was #80 with 35th FIW 40th FIS and then 51st FBS(P) in Korea and eventually was lost on 31st July 1950 to enemy action
44-74281 #87 served with 35th FIW and was lost on a combat mission on 12th July 1950 over Korea
44-74014 #96 was lost in an accident with the 18th FBG in Korea on 17th September 1951
I will continue to add more information and photographs on the immediate post-war use of the P-51 Mustang, mainly in Germany. Some of these Mustangs were later purchased by the Swiss Air Force, others went to Sweden and Italy.
© Martin Kyburz / Swiss Mustangs 2003 - 2019