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 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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