US Air Force - ANG F-16s

The Blue-nosed F-16 (USAF #86244 assigned to the 192nd FW) was painted for a September 2000 reunion of the 352nd Fighter Group (WWII 8th Air Force). The scheme replicates the markings of one the US's highest scoring aces, Major George "Cripes A' Mighty" Preddy. Major Preddy was squadron commander of the 328th FS, which after WWII became the 149th FS, the flying squadron of the 192nd FW of the Virginia ANG. He was killed on Christmas Day 1944 by American gunfire. [Photo by Jim Caiella]


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