"Mrs. Bonnie’s Last Victory"
North American P-51K Mustang

The P-51K was identical to the late versions of the P-51D,but featured a lightweight, slightly shortened Aeroproducts four-bladed propeller. All P-51K’s were produced at the North American Dallas, Texas facility and carried the NT designation.

The P-51K “Mrs. Bonnie”, featured in this painting, was flown by Lt. Col. William D “Dinghy” Dunham, Deputy Group Commander of the 348 Fighter Group. Dunham, a veteran P-47 ace, was credited with his 16th and final victory, on August 1, 1945 while leading a flight of Mustangs over the Japanese home island of Kyushu. Falling to his guns was a Nakajima Ki-84 ‘Frank’, the ultimate Japanese Army fighter of the war.