North American P-51C Mustang "Excalibur III"; Polar Flights; 1951 Events, Records. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

One-quarter front right side view, close up, of forward portion of the North American P-51C Mustang "Excalibur III" (r/n N1202) on the ground, at Bardufoss, Norway, on May 29, 1951, before pilot Charles Francis "Charlie" Blair, Jr. left on his transpolar flight. Several unidentified Norwegian airmen stand around the aircraft.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - records
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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