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‘Berlin Express’ Making Transatlantic Flight to Perform at Air Tattoo in England

‘Berlin Express’ Making Transatlantic Flight to Perform at Air Tattoo in England

By Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle The “Berlin Express” P-51B Mustang achieved legendary status in an epic World War II dogfight in Paris in 1944, piloted by American Bill Overstreet, who flew the aircraft under the Eiffel Tower in hot pursuit of a German fighter. Overstreet eventually downed the German plane and eluded heavy enemy fire while escaping the battle with[Read More…]

by July 2, 2017 1 comment Warbirds News
P-51B “Berlin Express” Takes To The Sky

P-51B “Berlin Express” Takes To The Sky

John Muszala eased the throttle forwards on a cool November day in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The Merlin engine built into a throaty roar as the P-51B Mustang accelerated down the runway, and lifted into the sky again for the first time in seventy years. The restored fighter is based around the remains of P-51B 43-24837. This Mustang flew with the[Read More…]

by November 27, 2014 10 comments Warbird Restorations, Warbirds News

The Weather Channel’s Tribute to Bill Overstreet

Warbirds News was contacted to assist the Weather Channel in the making of this short tribute clip to Bill Overstreet who recently died ( Click HERE for the Article).He was 92. Considered by many a legend for his incredible maneuver, Overstreet’s most famous flight came while in solo pursuit of a German Messerschmitt Bf 109G flying into Nazi-occupied Paris. He[Read More…]

by January 7, 2014 0 comments Videos, Warbirds News
Interviewing living legend, Bill Overstreet at Warbirds Over the Beach earlier this year.

WWII Pilot Bill Overstreet Died Over Weekend

Former fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr., famous for flying beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower while chasing a German aircraft during the war, died Sunday afternoon. He was 92. Considered by many a legend for his incredible maneuver, Overstreet’s most famous flight came while in solo pursuit of a German Messerschmitt Bf 109G flying into Nazi-occupied Paris. He maneuvered[Read More…]

by January 2, 2014 18 comments Warbirds News