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44-73458 N4151D "Galveston Gal"
44-73458     N4151D
Lone Star Flying Museum
Galveston, Tx
P-51 Survivor 44-73458 N4151D
Crashed 10/23/13
NAA Type:
Conversion:

Serial #:

Registry:
.. past:
P-51D-25NA
TF-51D

44-73458

N4151D
  N6525D
  N6347T
  N554T
  N36FF

History / Previous Identities:


1951: RCAF 9294, Mar 16 1951 -- Aug 14 1959

1958: Jul 21, N6525D, James Defuria / Intercontinental Airways, Canastota NY

1960: N6347T, James Defuria / Intercontinental Airways, Canastota NY

1963: N554T, Ray Alexander, Memphis TN

1966: W.R. Rodgers, Rolling Fork MS

1969: to El Salvador as FAS 404 #2

Modified during FAS service to a TF-51, rep. crashed

1974: N36FF, Jack Flaherty, wreck

1975: John Herlihy, Half Moon Bay CA

1975: N4151D, Gordon Plaskett, King City CA

1977: rebuilt using 44-74012, first flight Nov 22, "TF-660"

1981: Ben Bradley, Fort Lauderdale FL

1981: Basil Deuschle, Pompano Beach FL

1983: Don Whittington, Fort Lauderdale FL

1987: Robert Waltrip / Air SRV Inc / Lone Star Flight Museum, Houston TX

1988: Doug Arnold / Warbirds of Great Brittan, Biggin Hill UK - stayed in U.S.

1991: William Hane, flies as 44-84660, TF-660

2008: for sale

2009: Dec - N4151D sold to Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston TX

Restoration at Ezell Aviation

rep. to be painted as 359th FG "Galveston Gal"

2010: Mar 25 - Reg to Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

2011: Mar 7 - repainted and flown as "Galveston Gal". Work performed: full IRAN inspection, replacement of lower RH longeron, extended vertical stabilizer, main gear re-bushing, replacement of wing fuel cells and a very nice paint job. First flight by Tommy Gregory.

2013: Oct 23 - Galveston Texas: 44-73458 went down into Halls Lake near Chocolate Bay, both Pilot and Passenger did not survive. Condolences to the Lone Star Flight Museum, family and friends of the pilot and passenger.


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