Republic P47-D-28-RA 42-29150
      K4-S 'Dottie Mae' of 511FS, 405FG 9AF in WWII

      Jack Croul, and all members of the restoration crew at Vintage
      Airframes are well aware of the historical significance of K4-S
      Whereas there are a number of P-51 Mustangs with wartime
      experience during WWII, K4-S "DOTTIE MAE" 42-29150 is the
      only known P47 survivor with combat experience from the whole
      of the ETO (European Theatre of Operations).

      Indeed we (collectively) understand the historical importance of
      29150 K4-S "Dottie Mae" and plan (where possible & safe) to
      undertake the following:
      A. To preserve as much of the existing airframe as possible.
      Parts that are in good airworthy condition are to be cleaned and
      reused, slightly damaged parts to be repaired, replacement
      hardware to be new old stock where possible and at the last
      resort non-existent impossible to find parts will be factory new.
      B. New material to be clearly marked to assist in any future
      rebuild/restoration.
      C. Document the restoration and preserve all original parts.
      D. Retain all original paintwork, decals, significant and
      noteworthy stenciling.
      E. Other fuselage skins bearing the names of the ground crew
      as well as "Dottie Mae" will be removed and displayed. These
      shall be replicated on new skins.
      F. The original nose artwork has been preserved and will be on
      display in the future.
      G. Stock restoration but retaining flak repairs and completing
      "K4-S" to as she was on the last mission in May 1945.
      H. The R-2800, 18cyl engine has been rebuilt by Anderson
      Automotive in Idaho.
      I. Eight .50 cal heavy machine guns and ammunition feeds to
      be re-installed.
      J. Original instruments, gunsight and canopy.
      K. Original skins to remain un-cleaned to preserve the patina
      of 90 missions. New skins to be weathered to match.

      These are but a few of the items on the list, which ultimately
      will make this a challenging project unlike any other that we
      have done previously. In fact, what we believe will be one
      significant restoration opportunity in the warbird
      community today.

      We as a team are most fortunate to have on board, a highly
      skilled and experienced craftsmen to see us through to
      completion, starting with Mike Breshears and his crew at
      Vintage Airframes in Idaho. While Mike is overhauling/restoring
      the airframe and metal work, components will simultaneously be
      removed for overhaul and rework/yellow tag.

      We also would be remiss not to mention our friend Mark
      Sheppard in United Kingdom, who is our own, in house staff
      historian whom without, this project would not have the volumes
      of information and documentation that is so critical to preserving
      her future as well as validating her past.

      Stay tuned & check back often.
      Jeff Harris
      Allied Fighters Inc.

      To Jeff Harris the man that had a vision to create this website.
      We hope to continue Jeff's enthusiasm and passion for the
      warbird's and to educate our future generations.



      In loving memory and respect to Jeff Harris
      the "Captain of this Ship."
      1956 - 2013