P-51D Mustang on pylon
The Air National Guard was the last North Dakota unit activated during the Korean War.
In late 1950, the Air Force requisitioned with of its F-51 fighters, but the Army did not call the 178th Squadron to service until April 1951.
North Dakota Air National Guard 1947-1997, page 87 "NDANG activated for Korean War", 119FW/PA.
P-51D-30NA Mustang, Serial#: 44-74407, Construction#: 122-4094
History: USAFM, Hector Field ANGB, Fargo, ND, 1965-2003. Initially displayed on pole as NDAK ANG/474407. Currently displayed on ground in Heritage Park.
Photo by Bob Nelson, 1985ca