P-51 becomes Iowa Tuskegee Airmen Memorial

A replica P-51D unveiled during a dedication ceremony held at the 132nd Fighter Wing, Des Moines, Iowa, on November 9, 2002. The P-51D classically painted as a "Red Tail Angel", identified to all that the aircraft was being flown by the famed Tuskegee Airman of the 332nd Fighter Group. The P-51D will be on static display at the new main entrance of the 132nd Fighter Wing as the Iowa Tuskegee Airmen Memorial. The Mustang bears the names and numbers of two of Iowa's most famous flyers, number 93, flown by Capt. Robert Williams (Williams wrote the original manuscript for the 1995 HBO film "The Tuskegee Airmen") and number 10, flown by Capt. Luther Smith (Smith survived being shot down and held captive by the Germans with life threatening wounds). (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Tim Day)(released)

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