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44-73423 N3278D
44-73423     N3278D
Wayne Meylan
P-51 Survivor 44-73423 N3278D
Crashed/Destroyed - 87
NAA Type:

Serial #:
Adopted:

Registry:
.. past:
P-51D-25NA

44-73423
44-73216

N3278D
  N5465V
  N31248
  N51DJ

History / Previous Identities:


44-73423

1958: Jan 13, N5465V, Albert Boughey / Al's Laundry, Ontario CA
1958: May 13, N5465V, Albert Boughey / Robert Love, Upland CA
1965: Dec 30, N5465V, Albert Boughey, Upland CA
1966: Jan 03, George Bliss Jr., Los Angeles CA
1969: Jul 02, Edward Bliss, San Diego

1971?: belly landing - no NTSB report exists
1972: Feb, repair work at Aerosport, Chino CA
1975: Sep 29, N5465V, sold to Jerry Miles from George Bliss Jr. - not accepted/recorded by FAA
1976: Oct 22, N5465V Edward Bliss, Revoked by FAA for failure to file Registration


44-73423 registered as 44-61449

1976: Mar 24, N31248, Jerry D Miles, Downey CA - Reg as 44-61449 (Not a P-51 Serial#)
1976: Jul 19, N31248, David Tyler, Cleveland OH
1978: Mar 6, N31248, Fred Sebby, Bullhead City AZ
1980: N31248, Fred Sebby - WWII "5E N" paint
1980: Mar 21, Fred Sebby - Applied for N51DJ
1980: Apr 26, N51DJ, Fred Sebby, Bullhead City AZ
1980: Aug 31, N51DJ, Dennis Jilman, Bullhead City AZ
1980: Sep, Rick Brickert flew P-51 N51DJ #51 "Mustang Fever" at Reno
1981: May 12, N51DJ, Diane Dejacomo / Jerry Miles, Bullhead City AZ
1981: Sep, Rick Brickert flew P-51 N51DJ #51 "Sunshine" at Reno. Rainbow spinner, Yosemite Sam on nose, PTO paint.
1982: Sep, Fred Sebby registered to Race #100 but too late to qualify
1986: Jan 18, Classic Air Parts Inc, Ontario CA - sold from Diane Dejacome / Jerry Miles - N51DJ, 44-61449
1997: Jun 05, N51DJ, 44-61449, Jerico Investments Inc, Las Vegas NV
1998: Aero Craft Services Inc.
2000: Apr 14, N51DJ 44-61449, Classic American Aircraft Inc., Poland OH
2001: Sep 06, N51DJ 44-61449, Classic American Aircraft Inc. - FAA Deregistration as "Totally destroyed or scrapped"


N3278D registered as 44-73216

1983: (bill of sale not dated) N6302T 44-73216, Jerry Owens / Fighterbirds West, Scottsdate AZ - purchased from R.M.A. Aviation
1983: Aug 16, N3278D 44-73216 registered to Jerry Owens / Fighterbirds West, Scottsdate AZ
1983: Sep, Fred Sebby raced #38 "Sunshine" (rep. as N3278D) at Reno
1984: Sep, Fred Sebby raced #51 "Sunshine" at Reno
1985: Sep, Fred Sebby raced #51 "Simply Smashing" (N3278D) at Reno. Painted up like "Tally Ho" camo with yellow leading edges.
1986: Aug 11, N3278D, Wayne Meylan / Meylan Enterprises, Omaha NE - "Tally Ho" - purchased from Jerry Owens / Fighterbirds West
1987: Jun 26, N3278D, crashed/dest, Meylan killed
1997: N3278D withdrawn from registry

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