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'Earthquake' Titus (in the back seat) lifts off in 'Lady Jo' exactly sixty years to the day when he made the last official USAF Mustang flight back on April 18th, 1955. (photo by Ron Close)

‘Earthquake’ Titus Flies A Mustang… Again

Back in mid-March, WarbirdsNews published a story about the last official USAF P-51 Mustang flight which took place on April 15th, 1955 with pilot Robert F. ‘Earthquake’ Titus at the controls (click HERE for the story). A California man, Leon DeLisle, wished to commemorate this significant occasion by recreating that final Mustang mission with ‘Earthquake’ Titus again in the cockpit of another P-51,[Read More…]

by April 27, 2015 1 comment Airshow News, Warbirds News
"Earthquake" Titus and the F-51 he flew on the final official USAF Mustang flight. (photo via Titus)

General ‘Earthquake’ Titus to Recreate Final USAF Mustang Flight

On April 15th, 1955, Captain Robert F. ‘Earthquake’ Titus, fresh out of Test Pilot School, strapped himself into a North American F-51D Mustang at Naval Air Station El Centro. Titus was working with the Joint Parachute Test Group, and was about to take off on the very last official US Air Force  Mustang sortie. Now, exactly sixty years later, Titus[Read More…]

by March 12, 2015 6 comments Articles, Warbirds News