As a paintscheme, Captain Frank E. Birtciel's P-51D “Miss Velma” was chosen. He flew “Miss Velma” while he was assigned to the 343rd FS, 55th FG, based at Wormingford, UK.
Stephen Grey explained that many restorers in the US got the 55th FG Mustangs paint wrong. They were able to contact Frank Birtciel and he proved to be a valuable source in helping out with the correct paintscheme.
The newly restored “Miss Velma” was to take part in “Operation Bolero II”, where she would participate in a trans-atlantic crossing, together with P-38 Glacier Girl, in order to take part in the 2007 Flying Legends airshow.
Includes _n.tga Repaint over Mikeymike21's ''Obsession'' Scheme.