Things Called a "Kentucky Colonel"
There are many things that are or have been called a Kentucky Colonel; everything from WWII airplanes, to a brand name bourbon, to a mint plant, a cigar, a microbrewed beer and a seedless Kentucky coffee tree.
The P-47 Thunderbolt and its pilot were nicknamed "Kentucky Colonel". Major Crutchfield was a Kentucky colonel, during WWII the pilots commissioned named their airplanes. In the photo he is shown marking the plane after an air battle. The plane was engaged in D-Day.