I'm uploading this historic image on behalf of Jeff Lee and Dan Manthos. It's from the collection of Kodachrome slides that was formed by their father, Major Atlee G. Manthos of the 78th and 357th Fighter Groups, and is submitted in his memory. The photo was taken shortly after the end of the war in Europe, note the buzz letters under the wing. 363rd FS, 357th FG. Named 'The Count' with the caricature of a pilot (probably Carroll Ofsthun of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, the regular pilot of this Mustang) and 60 mission marks.
Built as C-47B 43-49442 but delivered direct to the US Navy as R4D-6 50811 in 11.44. Later designated C-47J. Served many USN units until retired to Pensacola in 05.73. Loaned to the Robins Museum and painted as "Saylor's Trailer" in 9th AF scheme with "serial" '4349442'.
Formerly VH-UZJ "Kyilla" with ANA. Rushed into RAAF service at the outbreak of World War II. With the impending arrival of second-hand DC-2s from the US, it was returned to ANA in June 1940. A month after being delivered to the RAAF it landed with the brakes on resulting in accident shown in the photo. VH-UZJ remained in ANA service until December 19, 1948, when it undershot Mangalore aerodrome. Photo from: National Library of Australia