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Three North American F-51D Mustang fighters rest beside an Oregon example of the type in this post-1948 view at Portland Air Base. The trio of Mustangs could be either replacement aircraft for the OreANG or transients enroute to another destination. The Mustang was the 142nd Fighter Group’s primary aircraft assigned after World War II and on into the Korean War era, found in squadron-level strength in the 123rd Fighter Squadron. The group also had a small utility flight composed of other support aircraft types in small numbers. The Caretaker role was essential to keeping all of the OreANG’s aircraft operational as well as handling transient aircraft. (Courtesy 142nd Fighter Wing History Archives)

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