Old Crow Mustang Tribute to commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day
This day in history, June 6th, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Ford and ROUSH Performance have teamed up to create a “one-off” Mustang GT inspired by the P-51 Mustang fighter plane, Old Crow.
The “Old Crow” Ford Mustang GT wears an authentic paint scheme and badging similar to that of Anderson’s P-51 Mustangs and features the signatures of Bud Anderson, Jack Roush, Edsel Ford II and members of the Ford design team.
On June 6th, 1944, Allied forces invaded the beaches of Normandy. More than 160,000 Allied troops, 5,000 ships, and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion to help secure a stronghold in Europe.
One of the fighter pilots during WWII that helped during the D-Day invasion was Bud Anderson. Anderson spent more than six continuous hours in flight that day in his P-51 Mustang he nicknamed Old Crow.
ROUSH Performance is no stranger to the world of aviation. They have created their fair share of aeronautically inspired Mustangs in the past such as the P-51 Mustang. So it was no surprise that we saw ROUSH’s would be building the Old Crow Tribute Mustang GT.
This Mustang will be auctioned off during “The Gathering” annual auction at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. 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.
This year’s design is especially fitting for the 75-year commemoration of D-Day and the specialCraig MetrosFord design director
place we reserve for heroes like Col. Anderson and countless others who demonstrated
unparalleled valor and sacrifice.
Anderson, a triple ace fighter pilot, flew two combat tours and 116 missions in his P-51 Mustang
Bud Anderson earned more than 25 decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Air Medal. He flew two tours in Europe with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group (Yoxford Boys) and is recognized as the third leading ace with 16 aerial victories.
Jack Roush has been a long time friend of Anderson’s and recently restored a vintage P-51 Mustang fighter plane with the “Old Crow” badging to honor Anderson.
More details will be released about the Mustang GT Tribute ROUSH Performance is building. We can’t wait to see the full reveal and as always we will keep you up to date!