T J Johansen
The a/c is Mustang Pilots Club's first P-51D, N511D which crashed in 1971. See P51who #110 for further details by Bill Yoak regarding the accident.
Yes, its the Mustang Pilots Club P-51D-30NA, 44-74950, N511D. Photo taken in April 1965. It was a regular sight at Van Nuys Airport in those days.Its being warmed up prior to takeoff. The majority of Mustangs in those days had civilian color schemes.
N551D Was also known as VH-BOY At Illawarra Flying school In Australia where she was a "Target town" for the armed forces Piloted by my Grandfather Eric Greathead