Follow the Berlin Express on Its Journey Across the World
Update: The "Berlin Express" has successfully completed the journey.
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 Eiffel Tower in hot pursuit of a German fighter. Overstreet eventually downed the German Messerschmitt Bf 109G and eluded heavy enemy fire while escaping the battle with his P-51B Mustang "Berlin Express" intact.
More than 70 years after this landmark moment, the "Berlin Express" is making a historic transatlantic flight from the U.S. to Duxford, England with Stallion 51 Corporation's owner and USAF Heritage Flight Alumni Lee Lauderback in the cockpit, following the same route it took in 1942 as part of the military troop buildup in the UK during WW II. The four-day, 5,470-mile journey began June 28 in Texas and will conclude at Duxford Airfield on July 4, where Dan Friedkin will then pilot it in the Flying Legends Airshow on the right wing alongside his longtime Horsemen Flight Teammates Steven Hinton and Ed Shipley on July 8 & 9.
During flight, the coordinates were updated every 3 minutes.
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