The North American P-51 Mustang
The North American P-51 Mustang
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4 OPEN P-51 Who Cases
Case 431     Jan 01 2016
Bruce Guberman
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Santa Monica 1958/59
Kinda Tough
Case 140     Nov 01 2001
Dick Phillips
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Case 430     Aug 13 2015
Jim Bowman
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We know the P-51, who is the pilot and GIB?
June 1969
Case 120     Jun 01 2001
Tom Smith
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1959 Sarasota, FL
photo by Jim Hess
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10 Most Recent Who Posts
Ben F Gay III
Sunday May 09 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
Mothly check-in!

Ben Gay III
Former President Holiday Magic Cosmetics, et al.
Glenn Morrison
Thursday Apr 29 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 358
I realize that this is an old thread, but, just to round things out, I am Glenn. My dad was Gerry Morrison, the yet named co-owner of Aero Sport. I just found your site. I now volunteer at the Palm Springs Air Museum. A shout out to Gary Hoisington. I see Mike Nightingale (sp?) on a regular basis. The nephew of the other owner. Small world.
Mona Fornof Conlin
Thursday Apr 29 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 352
I stumbled on this site by accident. I was the widow of Bill Fornof. Enjoyed reading the memories and the pleasures the writers received from their experiences!!
scott huffman
Tuesday Apr 27 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 50

I rode with him in 1981 down in south Texas. Lefty really put his Mustang through its paces. Cuban eights, split s, 4. 8point and slow roles as well as simulation of the plan doing a pylon turn about 200 feet off the deck a bit over 400 mph. Lefty made the turn at 90 degrees. It was THE ULTIMATE HIGH. I have to say that Merlin was the loudest sound I have ever experienced as I took the helmet off for a few seconds.

He landed the plan at his small airport across from his home in Mercedes, taxied across the road and shut it down in his driveway. Five of his kids came out and were climbing all over the plane. Prior to landing he was doing Cuban eights with the bottom run right over his house. We the loaded nine people in his Cady and went across the border and had a great meal.

My wife was with me and I have many shots of her in White Lightning.

I will never forget him or the experience. Too bad none of the Mustang pilots can or will fly their Mustang like Lefty. He was the best.

While in his house he showed me his trophy room and introduced me to his wife, Sharon.

He was amazed I did not toss my cookies during the ride.

What a day with a real Texas icon.

God rest his sole and as long as I live he will never be forgotten. What a delightful person and pilot. He was the only CAF member that had checked out in all the CAF planes at the time and I doubt there will ever be another Lefty. He gave me a poster taken of him flying over the Golden Gate bridge shortly after winning the Gold Cup in 1976. You correctly closed the case without a doubt.
Michael Avery
Tuesday Apr 20 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 183
looking for Frank Strickler old friend Michael Avery from Denton TX my number 940-367-5537
J Albert Cook
Sunday Apr 11 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 374
The site may be Waterbury, but, could also be at Lockheed in Marietta Georgia. My father in law, Frank Gifford, actually co-developed the C130 pickup system in Mr Gifford's basement in Marietta. Being a Lockheed project engineer, he could gain nothing for claiming any credit. The winch in the system was the heart of the system. Mr Gifford told me that after they reached a design point in the project, Mr Fulton came back in only a few weeks with the completed winch. How on earth, Mr Gifford asked could you get gears cut in such a short time? Why reinvent the wheel, Mr Fulton answered, I just went down to the local International Tractor dealer and bought them off the shelf. Mr Fulton would buzz the Gifford home when he arrived at Marietta to let Frank know he was there. One of my wife's best memories is riding "on boards atop the batteries behind Mr Fulton in the P51. I myself was only lucky enough to speak with Mr Fulton once and briefly when my wife called him after Mr Gifford passed. He was a fine gentleman and great engineer.
Ben Gay III
Sunday Apr 11 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
I’ve talked with several of the old HM family in the last month. Lots of memories stirred up!

Come on! What’cha got for us?

Ben Gay III
Former President - Holiday Magic, et al.
Paul Donner
Saturday Mar 27 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 206
Harry Barr passed away around a year or so ago. So, what’s current status?
David Daly
Wednesday Mar 24 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 179
Hi from down under regarding 4472059 i rearly think that the grey mustang is 059 is FAB513 i say this because on further investigation FAB 504 an ex RAAF mustang crashed in the early 70s was it repaired or coverted to parts The only way to find out is to get in touch with the Bolivian airforce and look at their records so the mistery continues
Terry Cullen
Sunday Mar 21 2021
P-51 Who Who Case: 141
My father owned this P-51 for two years before selling it to Vern Peterson in 1968. I rode in the back many times as a youngster and have very fond memories of the sight, sound and smells of the P-51. Back then, it was painted red on the wings and lower half of the fuselage and white on the top of the fuselage with a black highlight stripe running down the length of the fuselage beginning just above the exhaust, and a red stripe on the upper third of the horizontal stabilizer. I was saddened to read of the crash and of the resultant fatality, but am glad that the serial number is still flying.