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WWII Bombers
The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who
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submitted by Bruce Guberman
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We know the P-51, who is the pilot and GIB?
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by Tom Smith, photo by Jim Hess
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Case 123    Sunday 15 Apr 2018 by Howard L Hart
Worked at Piper Aircraft Corp from 1975 to 1986. Gave up my position as supervisor in 1983 to work as one of the aircraft mechanic on the PA 48 Piper Enforcer. Federal Aviation Administration registration number N481PE. Have picture of first one of two built, with the crew, copilot and pilot that worked on her. If anyone interested contact me. luckyexpressone@yahoo.com
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Case 20    Monday 26 Mar 2018 by Dennis Cofer
I got to see Mr. Baugh fly Miss Coronado at an airshow in the early eighties. The show at Tullahoma and is one of my fondest memories. My late brother and I waited a couple hours to see it take off. The wait was nothing and was worth it.
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Case 334    Wednesday 21 Mar 2018 by John Elwell
Dave Levine: I have pictures of your father and the P-51 taken in 1976. E-mail me at jelwell2@me.com and I will happily share them with you.
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Case 95    Sunday 18 Mar 2018 by Doug Rogers
I was actually fortunate enough to get two rides with Gene Mallette in his P-51D Mustang. It was back in 2001 and each ride was close to 2 hrs in duration. Aircraft name My Sweet Mary Lou. Aircraft # N8677E
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Case 28    Thursday 15 Mar 2018 by Stacy Zimmer
If Bruce McEwen still has photo's of Tally Ho and Gunfighter taken at the Ludington airport I would love to see them. Wayne Meylan was my uncle, and I still remember getting the call on the day of the crash. He was an amazing man.
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Case 315    Tuesday 06 Mar 2018 by Larry Meal
This is the Mustang you have listed ...I think it was 214 ....That I IID as our former aircraft..You show my former partner...as Edward Kellermeyer. As owner Sept. 9, 1966 ...We took it to Trans Florida to convert the oxygen system to liquid....and the bill ran over $70,000. Which we could not afford...And they took possession.
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Case 239    Tuesday 06 Mar 2018 by Larry Meal
This bird was resently.....last year...advertised and sold..along with many parts..and a spare engine...on the Internet Auction line...Data indicate that the original owner had died some years back...and that his widow passed away recently...and the estate was being liquidated....
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Case 213    Tuesday 06 Mar 2018 by Larry Meal
We purchased this aircraft from Chamberlain about 1967 for $10,000. Had it about 1 year...Took it to Trans Florida for some mods that ended up at $70,000. Which we didn't have...So they took possession ..I still have the pilots check list...and discovered the picture in a magazine leaving the ANG on its last flight to California...I have one beautiful photo of her bearing the N number N764C...I understand that it was parted out..
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Case 33    Monday 05 Mar 2018 by Don Stewart
Hi Perry,
I met your uncle back in 1975. My then business partner and I flew out to Tampa to look a
Beechcraft Bonanza he had for sale (N25744). We took it for a test flight and made a deal.
I was a commercial pilot at the time and my partner was just learning how to fly. The next
day, having no interest in flying cross country to San Jose Ca., my partner and Johnnie’s
corporate pilot took off for a long introductory flight to the west coast. The next day and a half were one of the best times I have ever had in my life. After the departure of the Bonanza from Tampa Intl. Jonnie ask my join him at one of his hangers to see a couple of
airplane toys he had. In the hanger was a beautiful AT6 Texan an the most beautiful restored P51Mustang I had ever seen. It had a pearl esent white and blue nose paint job with a chrome propeller. Even the inside of the landing gear doors were chromed. The plane was stunning.
Then Johnnie ask me if I wanted to go for ride. My response was “hell yes”. We took off and
Johnnie put Color Me Gone through her paces. Rolls, loops, hi G turns, what a ride. The one thing I remember most was that the P51 sounds so wonderful when your on the
ground, but when you’re in the cockpit it is unbelievable loud. As you probably know, Johnnie a great pilot and a little bit crazy. Upon our return to Tampa Internationl Johnnie requested a 360 overhead landing. He knew all the guys in the tower and of course the 360
was approved. We came down the glide slope at well over 350 knots busting the speed
limit by over a 100 knots. Over the runway numbers Johnnie pulled the 51 inverted. At the
top of the loop we were at 4000 feet looking through the top of the canopy down at a 11000 foot runway that looked like a 3000 foot runway. At the top of the loop, inverted, the gear and full flaps come down and down we go on the back side to land. Needless to say with speed we were carrying we used the whole runway. The next day I had trouble getting a
flight out of Tampa to San Francisco so Johnnie flew me to Atlanta in the 51 to cetch a flight
back. Your uncle was a great guy, I am sorry to hear about the demise of Johnnie and of
Color Me Gone
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Case 352    Sunday 04 Mar 2018 by Emil Zupo
I got to see Bill in his Grumman Bearcat and Corky in his P-51 at the Grumman Aircraft Air Show at Calverton Long Island back in May 1968. They also did several flying demonstrations at the Bethpage plant also. What great Pilots and a thrill to watch them.