T J Johansen
This is one of 'Homer' Roundtree's pair of Mustangs. He kept them sitting for years. Both eventually got restored by the late Ted Contri. This is 44-75009 N5474V which became N51TC shot at Chico, CA. You can even see one of Aero Union's Grumman AF-2 Guardians sitting derelict in the back of the photo.
Homer “Bud” Rountree was my uncle. One of his Mustangs was stored at the Redding airport. I used to ride my bike out there, open the canopy and sit in it, dreaming I was a fighter pilot. When he bought the two Mustangs they threw in a Merlin Rolls Royce engine still in the crate. He stored it in an old shed in Anderson, CA. I think Ted Contri bought that too, after Bud died