Warbirds Profile:
“GUNFIGHTER” with Larry “Lumpy” Lumpkin

The Commemorative Air Force assigned Larry as the Primary Sponsor and Aircraft Coordinator for Gunfighter. As such, Lumpy leads the team that keeps Gunfighter on tour. We are committed and proud to keep Gunfighter flying to honor the WWII Veterans who flew the P-51 and supported the aircraft!  By touring with Gunfighter, we are able to help Veterans families reconnect with their loved ones, and educate family members on the huge contributions made by the “Greatest Generation.” There is no greater reminder of the ingenuity and might of the American People than the P-51.  The first Mustang was designed and built in less than 4 months, a feat that could not be equalled today! At the peak of production, a new Mustang was completed every 66 minutes! Over 15,000 Mustangs were produced during the war effort. Of those 15,000, only about 150 remain flyable.  We consider it a great privilege to campaign Gunfighter, touring Airshows and Rides events throughout the country. To see the looks on veteran’s faces, to experience the joy and sorrow of family members seeing a Mustang for the first time… ?  …It makes the hundreds of hours spent by our team each year making it possible all worthwhile! Photos courtesy Larry Lumpkin, Greg Morehead and Jim Koepnick.