The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 415
44-74430     N8673E     Closed
Solved by: John Kerr, TJ Johansen
P-51 Who 415
Case#: 415
Date: Aug 31 2013
By: Lance Nix
Photo: circa 1962 Central California
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-74430
Registry: N8673E
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
John Kerr
09/01/2013 08:28
This would be N8673E, 44-74430. Photo taken most likely at Bakersfield, CA. and if date is correct probably owned by Gerald Smith. Aircraft later exported and became YS-149P, TG-REI, N2265P, N52HA. It crashed on a ferry flight from Guatemala on 6-6-78 killing Dr. Burns Bryam.
Bill Lamb
09/01/2013 10:05
I believe this is N332,45-11471,probably owned by David Maytag at the time of the photo.
William Yoak
09/03/2013 12:09
See Case#: 52 for details.
nev dalton
09/03/2013 19:28
this looks like russ schleechs n332 at the 1966 Lancaster
air races.
T J Johansen
09/08/2013 09:07
This is 44-74430 N8673E. After going through several owners it was exported to two cousins in Guatemala who operated it for a decade. At a time when their own Air Force used the P-51D as a front line fighter. Later sold back to the US, the 51 crashed on the ferry flight, killing early warbird stalwart Burns Byram.
Bill Eaton
12/07/2017 20:11
Dave Maytag's N332 (1964-66 time frame) had a similar paint job but without the pinstripes around the white scallops on the fuselage. The airplane was dark brown and also had a P-51H propeller. N332 went on to Dave Zeuschel and then another owner who crashed the airplane fatally.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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