DEARBORN, Mich., June 6, 2019 – Ford and Roush Performance salute World War II flying ace Col. Bud Anderson with a preview of the one-off “Old Crow” Ford Mustang GT, inspired by the P-51 Mustang airplanes Anderson flew in combat.

Anderson, a triple ace fighter pilot, flew two combat tours and 116 missions in his P-51 Mustangs he nicknamed Old Crow. He was never hit by enemy fire, including while providing aerial support to Allied troops on D-Day. Anderson spent more than six continuous hours in flight that day in his P-51 Mustang. Built by Roush Performance to mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, the “Old Crow” Ford Mustang GT will be auctioned July 25 at “The Gathering” annual auction during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Aviation Foundation, which encourages and educates the next generation of pilots.

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Look for additional details on the “Old Crow” Ford Mustang GT to be revealed in the coming weeks. Bidding at “The Gathering” auction is open to all interested parties. Bids can be made in person or remotely online. To learn more about Experimental Aircraft Association, Aviation Foundation, youth programs and AirVenture, including bidding on the “Old Crow” Ford Mustang GT, call 920.426.6573 or email gathering@EAA.org.

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