The Grim Reaper
P-51 Mustang flown by Col. Lowell K. Brueland of the 354th Fighter Group.
Col. Brueland ended WWII with 12.5 confirmed kills in combat. He was awarded
the Distinguished Service Cross for his action on July 28th 1944, in which he lead
an 8 ship formation on an attack on over 60 enemy aircraft that were headed for the Allied
front lines. During the attack Brueland destroyed 3 fighters, damaged a 4th and forced the
fighter bombers to jettison their bombs and disperse thus eliminating the threat.