Name?, #?, Pilot Bob Love (thanks to Scott Husby
at Madera CA, 1980's?
Thanks to: James Church
P-51 is s/n 44-13016,
registration #N5551D, and formerly served in the
Royal Australian Air Force as A68-674. It had been registered in Australia
for a time as VH-CVA, before returning to the 'States in 1984. It was
initially owned by Steve Wilmans, and registered as N9200N, until it was
sold by him in 1996. The a/c was purchassed by a Calvin Burgess, of
Edmund, Oklahoma, and sent to Matt Jackson's restoration shop for rebuild.
It now wears the markings of an a/c that served with the 353rd Fighter
Group, ( black and yellow checks on nose, yellow rudder ) as "Dove of
Peace", fusalge code LH-X. This a/c was flown by WWII ace, and 353rd
F.G. Commanding Officer, Glenn Duncan, who ended the war with 19 kills to
his credit. The serial number of the original "Dove of Peace"
||March 16, 2003 at 23:51:24