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    Capt Bill Overstreet 357th FG has passed !

    BlueNoser352 notes the passing of a fine man and WW II Mustang fighter pilot , Capt Bill Overstreet who flew "The Berlin Express" with the 357th FG with the Eighth Air Force . Noted for his victory over a Me-109 as he chased and shot it down while flying under the Eiffel Tower in 1944 ! Here is a local Virginia television stations story about his passing . He lived a full life and accomplished many things in post war USA ! My condolences to his family and friends !

    BlueNoser352 !


    http://www.wsls.com/story/24335018/s...ill-overstreet
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    Capt Bill Overstreet in his "Berlin Express " ready for another day over the ETO !

    Nice photo of Capt Overstreet ready for another day at work above The ETO !
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    Berlin Express ready for another day at work !

    Nice shot of Capt Overstreet's "Berlin Express " !
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    A shining star. RIP.
    Martin

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    "Its Better to wear out than to rust out !"

    Love that line from a quote by his parents and Capt Overstreet live by that motto for sure !!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNoser352 View Post
    Nice shot of Capt Overstreet's "Berlin Express " !
    Yup, classic shot of Berlin Express complete with white wall tyres

    This particular aircraft, P-51B, 43-24843, was the previous mount of 'Bud' Anderson, and thus the 2nd Mustang to wear the markings of 'Old Crow'.
    I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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