The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 358
44-63865     N51JK     Closed
Solved by: Roger Baker, Dick Phillips
P-51 Who 358
Case#: 358
Date: Apr 07 2008
By: MustangsMustangs
Photo: unknown
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-63865
Registry: N51JK
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
04/07/2008 17:03
P-51 Who? is back!
Roger Baker
04/13/2008 16:59
My guess is 44-63865, Jack Kistler, Aerosport, Chino, late 1960's
Dick Phillips
04/27/2008 18:25
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.
Bud Marshall
01/13/2009 13:38
I'm sure this picture was taken in Mustangs Unlimited hanger in Atlanta, Ga.
Robert Brown
03/26/2009 17:36
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.
Jessica McCarthy
06/20/2009 09:23
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....
08/28/2009 12:05
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.
Gary Hoisington
11/05/2009 13:51
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.
12/04/2009 17:47
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.
11/26/2010 13:30
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.
bob kennedy
12/03/2010 08:41
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.
Glenn Morrison
04/29/2021 16:20
I realize that this is an old thread, but, just to round things out, I am Glenn. My dad was Gerry Morrison, the yet named co-owner of Aero Sport. I just found your site. I now volunteer at the Palm Springs Air Museum. A shout out to Gary Hoisington. I see Mike Nightingale (sp?) on a regular basis. The nephew of the other owner. Small world.
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