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.
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If you did not know there are many things named after the Kentucky Colonel, some are more popular than others. There is the Kentucky Colonel Mint which is originated from a specimen collected in Harrodsburg and there are even several airplanes and pleasure craft that use the Kentucky Colonel Title as their name.
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.