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John Kero (Crew Chief)  Left
Capt Roy Burton Hogg
(Squadron C.O).  
on the  Right
Roy's P-51 Mustang
"Penrod" #69 behind them.
#69 "Chinese Laundry "
"Chinese Laundry" painted on the left side
and"It's a Dog" painted on the right side by
Lt  Kick's asst Crew Chief.  This plane was
one of three "B" Models still flying with the
325th Fighter Group towards the end of the
war.  

318th Fighter Squadron
Pilot:  Harold P. Kick
Thanks to the Robert C. Burns Collection
For the use of this photograph.
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Previously named "Penrod"  

#69 "Chinese Laundry "
318th Fighter Squadron

Pilot:  Lt. Harold P. Kick
Crew Chief: S/Sgt John Kero
Quote from Lt Harold Kick:

"The 325th began receiving the bubble canopy Mustangs in October 1944.  Most pilots wanted to fly
them. When I had enough missions to be able to choose a plane.  I chose #69.  If it was good enough
for Capt Hogg our Squadron C.O., it must be a good plane.  I flew over 40 missions in #69 and never
had any problems.  the plane was maintained beautifully.  I still regret that such a beautiful and
expensive plane was cut  up for junk.  Today it would be worth $1,000,000.00."
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The remains of the P-51 #43, flown
(and crashed on take-off) by Harold
Kick of the 318th Fighter Squadron.
The P-51 collided with an
earth-moving vehicle after Harold
strayed off the runway during a
take-off led by Gordon McDaniel. As
Harold hung upside down, the fuel
from the tanks flooded the cockpit and
only the fast actions of nearby
ground-crew saved him from
drowning in the cockpit. Lesina, Italy,
1944.  
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Lt. Harold Kick, 318th Fighter
Squadron Pilot who flew his P-51
#69 with the name "Chinese
Laundry"
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Republic P-47 #69 Thunderbolt,
also know as the "Jug",
Pilot Roy Hogg
This is a true story of an American WWII Fighter Ace,  Lt Gordon H. McDaniel of Sweetwater, Tennessee.  
He was a member of the 325th Fighter Group, the "Checkertail Clan". His friends called him Mac.
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