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A68-104 VH-BOB
Bob Eastgate, Australia
P-51 Survivor A68-104 VH-BOB
Status: Restoration
NAA Type:
Serial #: A68-104
Registry: VH-BOB
.. past:
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History: A68-104 VH-BOB

1947: Nov 19, RAAF, BOC
1955: Dec 14, stored, Tocumwal NSW
1958: Apr, RAAF, SOC
1958: Apr 18, surplus, Tarren Point Non-Ferrous Metals, Sydney NSW
1960: sale, AJ R "Titus" Oates, Sydney NSW
1962: sale, Sepal Pty Ltd / Adastra Airways, Mascot NSW, open storage
1964: sale, Tony Fisher, Jerilderie NSW
1970: Oct, sale, Robert Eastgate, Melbourne VIC, restoration
1976: Feb 26, VH-BOB, reg, Robert Eastgate, Melbourne VIC
1976: Feb 26, first-flight, Essendon, painted "A68-104"
2008: May 04, crashed, Point Cook VIC, gear problem - belly landing on grass (nicely done) no injuries
Full restoration in progress
2020: July 1, sad to report that Bob Eastgate passed away after battling an illness. Bob has been a P-51 Mustang owner since 1970 (50 yrs!) and has fought hard to preserve the rights of private warbird owners. He is sadly missed. Condolences to his family and friends.
14 Images of   A68-104   VH-BOB   on file
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Image Credits:
  John Parker   website pics  
  Brian Johnstone    
  Bob Eastgate    
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