The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 359
44-73079     N576GF     Closed
Solved by: Dick Phillips, Bill Eaton
P-51 Who 359
Case#: 359
Date: Apr 07 2008
By: Rich Robbins
Photo: via Rich Robbins
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-73079
Registry: N576GF
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
04/07/2008 17:03
P-51 Who? is back!
David Brisebois
04/10/2008 12:45
from the looks of the paint scheme i'd say dig in the pacific theater files to find an exact name.
Dick Phillips
04/27/2008 18:19
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.
Bill Eaton
07/12/2008 17:12
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.
Bill Eaton
07/12/2008 17:21
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.
james morris
12/26/2008 14:45
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.
Joe Troncoso
10/17/2009 17:52
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.
Bill Montagne
10/08/2018 21:20
There is a LOT more to this story that hardly anyone knows.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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