P-51D "Mustang"

© Photographed November 12, 2012
Camp Douglas, Juneau County, Wisconsin
43° 55.511′ N, 90° 15.662′ W
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The Mustang made its first Army Air Force flight in September 1942, with final delivery in November of 1945. It was flown extensively in WWII and the Korean War.

The P-51D on display (S/N 44-72989 was obtained from the 109th Fighter Squadron, MN ANG. It is displayed as flown by the 126th Fighter Squadron,WI ANG, Milwaukee, in the 1950s.

Specifications: North American P-51D
Span 37'-0"
Length 31'-3"
Height 13'-8"
Speed 437 mph
Altitude 41,900 ft
Range 1000 miles
Engine V-1650 Packard
Armament Six .50-cal. machine guns & 2-1000lb. bombs
The P-51D "Mustang" is located near the Wisconsin National Guard Museum, on the grounds of and beyond the security checkpoint at Volk Field, 100 Independence Drive, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. To reach the museum, exit I-90/94 at Interchange 55 at the town of Camp Douglas, and follow the signs to Volk Field (there's no way to miss them).

NOTE: This is an active military base; be prepared to present proper identification at the base security checkpoint. 

NOTE ALSO: It is highly recommended that you call ahead to schedule a visit. The museum itself has limited hours; however, there is still a lot to see on the grounds around the museum. The museum director is Eric -- he was so very helpful in arranging my visit. He can be reached at 608-427-1280. If you call when the museum is closed, just leave a message and Eric will call you back.

Click here to see all markers / memorials at Wisconsin National Guard Volk Field / Camp Williams.

  The security checkpoint is just beyond this median.

The entrance to Wisconsin National Guard Volk Field / Camp Williams. 

Wisconsin National Guard Volk Field / Camp Williams
is located in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin.

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