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44-74389 N64824 "Speedball Alice"
Julia Vance, Sonoma CA
P-51 Survivor 44-74389 N64824
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51D-30NA
Serial #: 44-74389
Adopted:
A68-175
Registry: N64824
.. past:   N6346T
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History: 44-74389 N64824 "Speedball Alice"

1950: Jun 07, RCAF 9580, SOC Sep 20 1960
1958: N6346T, James Defuria / Intercontinental Airways, Canastota NY
1962: Aero Enterprises, Elkhart IN


FAA Registry as Serial# A68-175
1973: Nov 8, N64824, John Silberman, Sherborn MA
1975: Aug 5, N64824, Art Vance, Sebastopol CA, Reg as A68-175 but Art knew he has an RCAF machine, not an Aussie P-51.
1982: rebuilt Shafter CA as "Million Dollar Baby" C5 T, (later just the winged ace on cowling) B6 F, tribute to Maj. Donald H. Bochkay
2000: named "Speedball Alice" WWII Maj. Bochkay
2000: Feb 29, Letter to FAA for Serial# Change. A68-175 was erroneously applied. 44-74389 is the corrected Serial# for N64824
2000: Oct 18, N64824, Art Vance, Sebastopol CA, reg as 44-74389
2005: October - Sadly, long time owner and pilot of Speedball Alice, Art Vance was killed when the WWII Wildcat he was flying hit power lines in Tennessee. Vance, 64 from Sonoma Ca, was ferrying the Planes of Fame aircraft to a show in Arkansas. Vance was the unlimited check pilot for the Reno Air Races and will be greatly missed.
2006: Jun 26, N64824, Julia Vance, Sebastopol CA
2006: Dan Vance (Art's son) keeps this P-51 is great shape and attends shows around the west.
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