Hobby Master P-51D Detroit Miss, Lt Urban Drew 361st Fighter Group 1/48 diecast metal and plastic parts. Fully assembled, ready to display. HA7715B
Later in WWII the Allied bombers were flying deep into Germany but suffered tremendous losses because of the lack of range the fighter escorts had. German fighters would wait beyond the Mustang by the British had the Allison engine replaced with a British Merlin it possessed the high performance that had been lacking. With drop tanks the P-51 had the range to escort bombers all Captain Urban "Ben" Drew joined the 375th FS, 361st FG "Yellow Jackets", 8th USAAF in Europe and flew P-51D 44-14164 "Detroit Miss". Drew flew 75 combat missions with 6 air-to-air and 1 ground victories. One was a Heinkel 111, he assisted in the destruction of a Blohm and Voss BV-238 seaplane. He was one of only two pilots to shoot down two Me-262 jets on a single mission and was awarded two DFCs, fourteen Air Medals and was one of only two men to receive the USAAF Cross.