Moonbeam McSwine P-51D Mustang
Captain William T. Whisner who joined the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group in the fall of 1943, known as "The Blue-nosed Bastards of Bodney", which was based in Bodney, England. On January 29, 1944, while flying a P-47 Thunderbolt,he scored his first air-to-air victory against a Focke-Wulf Fw-190. When the 352nd Fighter Group transitioned to the P-51 Mustang in April 1944, Whisner flew "Princess Elizabeth", a P-51B. On May 29th, he scored his third air-to-air victory, and the next day shared a victory with George Preddy. Shortly thereafter, he was sent back to the United States on leave.
Whisner, now a captain, returned to the 352nd in the fall of 1944, and began flying a P-51D Mustang, which he called "Moonbeam McSwine". On November 21, 1944, Whisner became an ace in a day, shooting down six Fw-190s. For this accomplishment, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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