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US Army African-American Staff Sergeant William Accoo, crew chief of a P-51 Mustang aircraft, washed the aircraft he was in charge of, Italy, circa Sep 1944

Caption   US Army African-American Staff Sergeant William Accoo, crew chief of a P-51 Mustang aircraft, washed the aircraft he was in charge of, Italy, circa Sep 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   208-AA-46BB-30
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 5 Nov 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Oct 2011 06:07:30 PM

TREAT HER LIKE A LADY: With a natural metal finish many pilots kept the fighter clean, some even put a coat of wax, to add a couple of knots of speed and in a dogfight every bit of speed helps. Aircraft is a North American P-5B/C Mustang and was the prime variant used from Dec.1943 to Mar.1944 until the P-51D arrived in Europe but remained in combat, until the end of the war May 1945.

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