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The P-51D Mustang is one of my favorite World War II Fighter Planes. It was a successful fighter achieving a kill ratio of 11:1. I enjoyed walking on the different catwalks and seeing all aspects of the plane. I could photograph from top to bottom and different angles on the side. This museum did an excellent job in displaying the airplanes.

I found this interesting article how ABC’s Good Morning America anchor – Robin Roberts and her sister – WWL-TV anchor Sally-Ann Roberts – hosted an unveiling dedication ceremony on April 21, 2016. This “Bunnie” was restored and replaced a replica P-51 at The National WWII Museum. These sisters’ father – Colonel Lawrence Roberts was a Tuskegee Airman. They led a discussion about these brave black fighter pilots experiences. Below is a link with an article about this event to unveil this airplane.

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WW II

My wife is amazed about the specs I remember about the different fighter planes and military vehicles. I can remember the different models numbers and names. I collected books which describes all the specifications for these fighters and bomber planes.

It is important to find your passions in life. Whatever it is that interests you, spend your energy to learn about that passion. My passion for these fighter planes gave me a greater appreciation for the fighter pilots who sacrificed to protect our country.