P-51C Mustang "Lopes Hope 3rd", Lt. Donald Lopez, 75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group, 14th Air Force Decorative Vinyl Decal
Lope’s Hope 3rd was a P-51C flown by Lt. Donald Lopez. Donald and Lope’s Hope 3rd served in the China-Burma-India theater with the 14th Air Force, 23rd Fighter Group, 75th Squadron. The 23rd Fighter Group was the descendant of the famous American Volunteer Group or Flying Tigers after the US entered the war. Lt. Lopez had 5 victories in China and went on to become a test pilot in the early years of the jet age. Later he was the deputy director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space museum until his death in 2008. Donald Lopez was instrumental in the construction and opening of the National Air and Space Museum.
In late 2017, a restoration by AirCorps Aviation for the Texas Flying Legends Museum will produce a flying replica of Lope's Hope 3rd. It will become the most current, authentic restoration of P-51 model C restoration in the world. The decision to paint this restoration in Lt. Lopez’s color scheme is intended to honor him and his service to his country in WWII and to aviation all his life.
Spruce up your room, man-cave, garage or toolbox with this vinyl decal paying tribute to the P-51 and the 23rd Fighter Group! Comes with smaller vinyl decals that can be applied anywhere, an application tool, and instructions.
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Produced in the U.S.A. - Thoughtfully crafted by skilled AirCorps team members in Bemidji, MN.