One of the few natural metal finish P-47D-22-REs assigned to the Group before the conversion to Mustangs, 42-25969 was assigned to 376th Squadron Operations Officer Capt. John D. Duncan. Also coded E9:D, his first Mustang was P-51B 43-24808 which was replaced by P-51D 44-13717, named “Golden Wave” in honour of his Florida high school. (USAF)