Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson is a WWII Triple Ace who flew the P-51 Mustang “Old Crow”, while assigned to the 357th Fighter Group “Yoxford Boys." Bud was the leading Ace of the 363rd Fighter Squadron with 16 1/4 victories and today is the leading living ace of World War II.
Col. Anderson will appear with the “Old Crow” P-51s in his World War II paint scheme and the P-39. Prior to being sent to England, the 357th trained in Tonopah, NV where Bud flew the P-39.
P-51 owners Jack Roush and Jim Hagedorn will talk about their aircraft. William J. Fier, Central Texas Wing Leader will tell us about the CAF P-39 “Miss Connie” Airacobra painted in the same manner as the P-39 flown by Lt. William Fiedler, Jr. of the 68th Fighter Squadron, the only US airman making ACE by obtaining all five of his aerial victories in the Airacobra.