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P-51 Who?   Case # 45
44-64415     N313H     Closed
Solved by: Church, Shelton, Lenoch, Meek, Yoak, Hackett
P-51 Who 45
Case#: 45
Date: May 25 2000
By: Bill Green
Photo: N313H - EAA Rockford '68
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-64415
Registry: N313H
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Jim Church
05/28/2000 18:19
Case #45 shows P-51H, 44-64415, when it was registered N313H, and owned by William Hogan, of Hamilton, Ohio. It had served with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, as NACA130. It is now owned by Don Whittington, and based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as N49WB. It is one of only two airworthy 'H' models in existence.
Mike Shelton
05/31/2000 20:11
Think this is / was Bill Hogans H that was sold to the Whittingtons and is listed as for sale or possibly sold......thats my guess....
Mike Meek
06/02/2000 12:00
That is the ex William Hogan H model, now N49WB. Whittington Bros., World Jet.
Vlado Lenoch
06/02/2000 21:28
Rare pix of this bird in its red paint. It was repainted in gold. Owned by Ben Hogan from Dayton OH area. He flew it several years during the 70s. Now owned by the Whittington Bros. In a RAF camo style paint scheme.
Wiliam D. Yoak
06/12/2000 21:51
The subject of case no. 49 is in fact the P-51H that is last known to have been under the ownership of the Whittington Bros. The last known N-number was N49WB which was the number they obtained following the purchase of this rare Mustang.I will admit that much of the information I am providing is supported in your Mustangs Today section of this website. This aircraft was in fact the one owned by Bill Hogan of Hamilton, Ohio from 1966 to 1978 as N313H.The airplane went through a lengthy restoration following Bill Whittington's incident at Reno '78. If I remember correctly, this incident was do to the failure of the prop governor. Bill had to intentionally ground loop the aircraft to avoid hitting some "free-loading spectators" who were in close proximity to the runway overrun area. Fortunately, he also avoided hitting a ditch that could have made the accident much worse.The aircraft was not seen at Reno again until 1983, shortly after its completion . Many parts had to be made from scratch due to the rarity of the H-model. My father built the replacement belly scoop for the Whittingtons from blueprints obtained from the Smithsonian. Much research of Smithsonian archives was required under the direction of the Whittingtons and that of Daryl Skurich who rebuilt the aircraft at his facility in Ft. Collins Co.
Dave Hackett
06/13/2000 14:55
I believe that case 45 is the H model, as painted when owned by Bill Hogan. It was owned (and may still be) by the Wittington's in Fort Lauderdale and is N49WB now. Registry shows sale pending. If it is, then its serial number is 44-64415.
Joe Hogan
06/12/2011 18:44
N313H was owned by Bill Hogan in 1968. The pilot in this photo at the Rockford fly-in in 1968 was my father, Art Hogan. I remember going to the fly in at Rockford with him. That's me in the back seat, I was 17 years old. Bill, Art, Joe, and Bernie Hogan were 4 brothers who owned the Hamilton, Ohio airport. Bill bought the P51H in 1963, restored it and flew it in 1965. He sold it in 1977. In the years he owned it he put on dozens of airshows at many airports, mostly within about 200 miles of Hamilton. I got to go along with him to many of these airshows. A wonderful experience to ride in the P51 as well as to watch an airshow performance close up at small airports. Absolutely unforgettable. There must be hundreds of photos out there taken by spectators at the air shows.
Dan Hogan
03/17/2012 18:44
My brother Joe who wrote the description flying with Bill Hogan passed on March 5, 2012 in Hamilton Ohio.
Bill Hogan
01/20/2013 19:07
This is William E. Hogan's son, Bill Hogan. I was enjoying an old history film on the impact of the P 51 Mustang had on World War II. I agree with others that the orange, brown and yellow P51H model was built and owned by my father and the Hogan brothers airport in Hamilton Ohio. These colors were changed to white ,black and gold for the last several years. It would be fun to enjoy another air show with this P 51H model. It was a spectacular performance plane for many, many airshows.
Bill Hogan
01/20/2013 19:08
This is William E. Hogan's son, Bill Hogan. I was enjoying an old history film on the impact of the P 51 Mustang had on World War II. I agree with others that the orange, brown and yellow P51H model was built and owned by my father and the Hogan brothers airport in Hamilton Ohio. These colors were changed to white ,black and gold for the last several years. It would be fun to enjoy another air show with this P 51H model. It was a spectacular performance plane for many, many airshows.
Case Closed!
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