Mustang! Is there a name that better embodies the essence of sleekness and power than a wild stallion? The engineers at North American Aviation (NAA) in Inglewood, California must have been thinking the same thing when they developed the iconic design of the P-51 Mustang. The Mustang airframe is an aerodynamic masterpiece.
Over the course of World War II the U.S Army Air Forces activated 114 fighter groups. Among these fighter groups, a select few stood out as elite units. The 357th Fighter Group held one of these outstanding combat records, in just over a year of combat 42 pilots would achieve ‘acedom’. Nicknamed “The Yoxford Boys” after a village near their base in Leiston, UK, the 357th boasted the most air-to-air combat victories of any P-51 group in the Eighth Air Force