P-51 MUS­TANG SHER­MAN WAS RIGHT!

FIRST LT. FRANK OILER,78TH FG, 84TH FS

Flight Journal - - BRUSHSTROKES -

“The very first Mus­tang I was as­signed af­ter trad­ing in our P-47s was a black-and-white check­ered nose P-51 I chris­tened Sher­man was Right! This was in honor of Gen. Sher­man’s speech to his Union troops just be­fore their at­tack on At­lanta dur­ing the Civil War. Sher­man told the men and boys as­sem­bled, ‘Don’t think that this is go­ing to be a turkey shoot. There is many a boy here who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is all hell!’ I couldn’t have agreed more and thought, ‘Sher­man was right!’”

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