This P-51D Mustang is painted in the livery of Carolinian Lt. Will Foard of the 364th Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force based in Leiston, England.
Foard, then a young USAAF Lieutenant, grew up in the Carolinas. Since he was flying and fighting out of England, Will thought it would be funny to name his plane after the famous American Revolutionary hero from South Carolina, Col. Francis Marion. Marion was hated by the British and gave him the moniker “Swamp Fox.”
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Story Credit: Military Aviation Museum Newsletter; https://militaryaviationmuseum.org/