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via Rich Robbins
Dick Phillips, Bill Eaton
P-51 Who? is back!
from the looks of the paint scheme i'd say dig in the pacific theater files to find an exact name.
This was Bob Loves N576GF 44-73079. The left side has the code RJ*L, for Robert J. Love and the right side had C*DJ for the co-owner, Cliff D. Jolle. It is now N151BL owned by Bill Dause.
Dick Phillips is correct, that is Bob Love's "Illegitimus Non Carborundum" (don't let the bastards get you down) Mustang. After Love died in early 1986 the airplane was sold to SF 49er Russ Francis.
By the way, Cliff Jolley was an F-86 pilot alongside Bob Love in Korea and I think was also an ace, as was Love. I saw Jolley, in a wheechair and clearly ailing, being escorted around the pits at Reno in 1985. Love was racing Jack Hovey's faux-RAF schemed P-51 that year.
looking ford a mustang that was based in Oakland, calif. sold in late 1960 or early 70.owned then by jim mc gowan. jim's wife does not have a picture and would like to have one. thank you for any help.
I have some photos of this airplane with the name Jolly Roger on the right side of the nose. The photos were taken at Castle AFB open house sometime in the late 70's.
There is a LOT more to this story that hardly anyone knows.