US WWII P-51
FIGHTER PILOT Grouping -
353rd Fighter Group -
Fantastic grouping to Leroy PLETZ who served as a P-51 Fighter Pilot with the 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group. His P-51 was named "DONNA MITE" after his wife Donna. Contains 56 original wartime photos - most captioned in his own hand on reverse SUPER photos of PLETZ and other pilots of the 352rd, photos of base life, SUPER photos of his P-51 "DONNA MITE" and other aircraft, photos of his barracks, photos of Pletz posing with ground crew, on leave in LONDON, SUPER photos of him posing in his PAINTED A-2, photos of squadron taking off with drop tanks, and more!
Also comes with HIS ORIGINAL GO Citations for AIR MEDAL & OAK LEAF CLUSTERS (!), original DOG TAG, two pieces of sweetheart jewelry from Donna, 8th AF "Greetings from England," 353rd unit history book from 1968, his wartime officer's shirt with original British made 8th AF patch and Pilots Wings, and a large amount of original paperwork!