P-51D aircraft (National Register)

Mike George's P51-D Mustang fighter plane from World War II (SCHS photo)

Mike George’s P51-D Mustang fighter plane from World War II (SCHS photo)

A U.S. Army P-51D aircraft, the top-performing fighter plane in World War II, housed at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The plane, which is on display at Mike George’s Air Combat Museum, has won a variety of restoration awards.

Aircraft are eligible for National Register listing if “they embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction important in aviation history. An aircraft can be eligible if it is a good representative of an important type (military, commercial, civilian), or if it represents a significant development in aircraft technology …,” according to National Register criteria.schs logo (2)

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