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 maneuvered his plane beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower, re-igniting the motivations of the French Resistance troops on the ground.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]