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The North American P-51 Mustang
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The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?
           
P-51 Who?
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P-51 Who?  
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5 OPEN P-51 Who Cases
Case 431     Jan 01 2016
Open
Bruce Guberman
P-51 Who
Santa Monica 1958/59
Kinda Tough
Case 362     Jun 03 2009
Open
Dick Phillips
P-51 Who
unknown date/place
Hard
Case 120     Jun 01 2001
Open
Tom Smith
P-51 Who
1959 Sarasota, FL
photo by Jim Hess
Extremely Hard
Case 430     Aug 13 2015
Open
Jim Bowman
P-51 Who
We know the P-51, who is the pilot and GIB?
June 1969
Moderate
Case 140     Nov 01 2001
Re-opened
Dick Phillips
P-51 Who
unknown
Extremely Hard
10 Most Recent Who Posts
David Lehman
Wednesday May 20 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 211
I saw this 51 in the Merced hangar after it was "found", only it was painted all black at the time... I remember talking to Mike about it, but I don't remember the whole story..
s girard
Sunday May 17 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 406
I flew behind Bill Speer in the jump seat in his newly aquired P51 at Santa Maria CA in the early 90's when he and Dan Martin (Ridge Runner) were hopping rides at a local airshow. The idea supposedly was to build up Bill's hours so he could race at Reno. The plane was mostly original inside--ancient non-adjustable headset I couldn't wear--and bare metal finish. Bill was racing the plane next spring (?) in AZ, when the elevator came off. Then came the fatal race at Reno.

Bill was a real gentleman, and when he found out it was only my third flight in a small aircraft, and after we realized I couldn't use the headset, we communicated with thumbs up/down. If he did a maneuver that frightened me, I was to give him a thumbs down over his shoulder. First come an aileron roll. Thumbs up, Then we headed out over the Pacific near Guadalupe, and he commenced a series of climbs and dives to the deck. Thumbs up. Fastest speed I could read was 230 on the dive. I could've stayed up all day! When we went to step out of the plane, my little short legs could barely hoist me over the back of his seat to exit because they were still shaking with excitement. He took my hand like a gentleman and helped me out. It was a day I'll never forget. (3rd anniv present from my husband)
Ben Gay III
Thursday May 14 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
Ray -
Re: "The Wands"
How many? What era?
- Ben
bfg3@directcon.net
Ben Gay III
Thursday May 14 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
I may be your man, Deborah!
If you worked for us at Sta-Power, I may have even met you.
Did you work there in the Kay White or Eric Alexander eras?
Either way, feel free to reach out!
- Ben Gay III
bfg3@directcon.net
Jerry Wallace
Tuesday May 12 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 214
I have a picture of my father in the cockpit of Unruly Julie when it was in phoenix.
JRO
Monday May 11 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 179
2020 and still not entirely solved, due to grey transaction, FAB-504 (ex 45-11458) gifted to FAV museum ca. 1977 as thanks for F-86 transfer, still there in 1984 but painted with FAV colors.

Disappeared thereafter probably to USA, 1/3 fiberglass copy placed onsite (laughable).

ex 45-72059 mentioned above was FAB-513, sold through Sanford Aviation directly from Bolivia, currently N951HB, not the same airplane.

FAB-504 was not the only Mustang squirreled out of Bolivia, but one that will forever hide in infamy, as it was perfectly set for preservation in a reputable museum, before being “recovered”.
Jock Stephenson
Sunday May 10 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 352
I met the Fornof family in 1965 at the age 6 years old. Corky had a younger brother by the name of Terry. He and I were in Cub Scouts together.! My mother took over the responsibility of Den mother from Mrs Gloria Fornof. In 1967 Terry invited the entire Cub pack to the Bell Chase Air Show. There I was able to get inside the copper bronze P51. Also we all got to meet the Blue Angles in person. I was able to get up close to that beautiful G 58B Gruman Bearcat... As a youngster, watching that machine fly was the greatest day of my life and inspired me to go into the Aerospace industry. If you are still out there Terry I would like to connect with you again.. best regards. Jock Stephenson..
Gary J Telfer
Saturday May 02 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 360
My father was the prospective buyer. He was a high time P51 pilot in tge Air Force. We lived a mile away. If anyone has more information than I have i would love to communicate.

Gary Telfer
775 378 0605
Luckydog2023@gmail.com
My fathers name was Larry Long
I was a year old.
Deborah
Thursday Apr 23 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
I worked for STApower in 1972-3, my first job out of college. I met WPP and was mesmerized by his eyes. I was the editor of the corporate newsletter, interviewing several distributors, creating contests, etc. I am a professional writer and would love to interview those who knew Mr. Patrick. Book? Movie? Who knows. Still fascinated after all these years.
Ben Gay III
Wednesday Apr 15 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
Glad to see the conversation continues!

And I really enjoyed talking with Jim Ferrante a few weeks ago. His father Lou was a favorite of mine from those days!

All the best!

Ben Gay III
bfg3@directcon.net