Fighter pilot Paul Crawford flew a total of 29 missions with Claire Chennault in China in 1945. He was shot down while strafing a target on his final mission, in a brand new P-51 Mustang.
Highly disappointed, he said it was the best aircraft he ever flew. He safely evaded capture and arrived back home in Americus, Georgia on Christmas Eve, 1945. He lives in Atlanta today...
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