A Mostly British Obsession

Missing Man

North American p51 Mustangs

Went past the Flying Heritage Museum (again!) while running errands on Saturday. They were going to be flying the P-51 Mustang and the Messerschmitt 109…what they actually flew was a bit of a treat: They flew the 109 and three P-51s. The three Mustangs flew in honor of Captain Harrison “Bud” Tordoff, who was assigned the very P-51 the museum owns during Hitler’s war.

The 109 first flew by itself, and then the three P51s came over in formation. On their final pass, they performed the “missing man” in honor of Captain Tordoff, who passed away earlier this summer.

North American P-51D Mustang

Flying Heritage Museum

North American p51 Mustang

North American p51 Mustang

North American p51 Mustang

North American p51 Mustang

North American p51 Mustang

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

North American p51 Mustangs

North American p51 Mustangs

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 and P51

North American p51 Mustang

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 and North American P-51D Mustang

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

North American p51 Mustang

4 Comments

  1. jgroves

    Fantastic shots! Sorry I wasn’t there…j

  2. Gennaro Gargano

    I knew Captain “Bud” Tordoff and his family personally. This tribute just choked me up because he was a great human being. Thanks for the accompanied photos and for all you do.

  3. Michael

    Ok, so this is a Blog, Never really read one before, guess I was waiting to find yours. GREAT pictures, Colors, pop, and your shutter speend is perfect on the fly-bys

  4. Patrick Hill

    I am a Viet Nam Veteran. I was there during the “Missing Man” fly by. It was my privilage to witness the Honor given a fallen Hero! Thank you.

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