P-51 Who? is back!
My guess is 44-63865, Jack Kistler, Aerosport, Chino, late 1960's
Yes, it is N51JK, 44-63865. It went to Sweden in 1945 as Fv26018, then to the FAN as #90, then home as N6163U and then to N51JK. It is now N151TF.
I'm sure this picture was taken in Mustangs Unlimited hanger in Atlanta, Ga.
I noticed that you showed "Photo info: unknown" for this picture. I had submitted it a couple years ago so perhaps you misplaced the info. It was taken in the Mustangs Unlimited hangar at Atlanta Municipal Airport. Unfortunately, I don't know if the guesses on serial number/N-number are correct since I have no record of that.
I am Jack Kistler's granddaughter; I am wondering when that picture was taken. My guess would also be Chino Aerosport due to the paintjob and the propeller condition (but I could be wrong--happens all the time). That particular plane has quite a history. I was pleasantly surprised to find this picture and mention of my grandfather, OJ Kistler. I have many fold memories of times at the Chino Airport, Reno Air Races, Mojave Air Races, my one ride in it, and Granddad buzzing the house in Chino, amongst others. Sorry to have run on....
I had a small office in the "AeroSport" hangar (Chino) back in 1983. My aircraft was on the ramp so I did not spend much time in the hangar, however, this picture does not look like the Chino Hangar as I recall but is is possible. I knew two guys named Rick and Soup................ anybody else know them? They were partners in the restoration of these old war birds.
I am the son of the owner (Supe) of Aero Sport At chino. I spent many happy weekends sweeping the hangar floor and I can say without a doubt, This is NOT the inside of the Aero Sport hangar. It has to be Atlanta.
Sorry, Gary. As Supe's daughter, I know you didn't spend any more time sweeping up in the hanger than you were paid to. If you had, you would know that this is, in fact, the Chino hanger of Aero Sport--notice the door behind the plane that led into the anteroom where our dad kept his Model T parts and other projects.
Sorry, but this is definitely not the former Aero Sport hangar at Chino. The ceiling joists are way, W-A-Y too high. The former Aero Sport hangar is still at Chino Airport, of course. I walk right by the open doors of the hangar at least a couple of times a month.
The a/c is correct the location is the old main hanger at the Mojave, CA. airport during the California National Air Races. I have a photo shot from the doorway.