Classic Aviation

Classic Aviation

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Marinell discovered!

The origins of Maurice Hammond's P-51D "Marinell" markings have finally been unveiled. What looks like an unusual work is a shorthand amalgamation of a woman's name - to be precise Mary Nell. She was the "date" of WWII pilot Brad Stevens who named his aircraft after his sweetheart; she signed letters to him "Marinell"

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