Air Executive L/Col. Joseph J. Kruzel’s P-51D “Vi”, 44-13391, coded E9:K, is prepared for another mission by his crew-chief, S/Sgt. John P. Piazza, assistant S/Sgt. Chester Kosciolek and armourer Cpl. Joseph J. Nilles. While ‘391 survived into 1945, L/Col. Kruzel was assigned P-51D 44-14609, coded E2:K and named “Vi/Athelene”, when he later took command of the 361st. (Drew)