Dove Of Peace

P-51 Mustang

This former Royal Australian Air Force P-51 Mustang has been restored and is being flown here by Mustang Flights of Wanaka.

The original "Dove of Peace" was flown by Lieutenant Colonel Glenn E. Duncan of the 353rd Fighter Group. This Group was attached to the U.S. 8th Air Force in the U.K., and flew fighter cover for the U.S. Bombers, plus strafing missions.

In July 1944 Lt.Col. Duncan was shot down while on a strafing mission. He managed to avoid capture and was helped by the Dutch underground. After liberation by Allied forces he resumed command of the 353rd Group in April 1945.

 

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