MustangsMustangs
The North American P-51 Mustang
MustangsMustangs
P-51 Mustang Survivors
44-73343 N551JV "Live Bait"
Lewis Fighter Fleet LLC, TX
P-51 Survivor 44-73343 N551JV
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51D-25NA
Serial #: 44-73343
Registry: N551JV
.. past:   N5482V
  P-51 Mustangs Survivors  
History: 44-73343 N551JV "Live Bait"

1963: N5482V, Ben Hall, Seattle WA
1964: September, Reno Air Races at Sky Ranch - Race #2 "Seattle Miss"
1966: September, Reno Air Races - Race #2 "Esther's Mink"
1967: September, Reno Air Races - Race #2 "Traveler"
1969: Chance Enterprises Inc, Half Moon Bay CA
1969: Michael Loening, Boise ID, Race #2 "Miss Salmon River"
1971: September, crash landing at Reno Air Races
1983: Bruce Morehouse, San Antonio TX
2005: Larry Thompson, restoration
2008: at Midwest Restorations Inc
2010: Apr 30, N551JV, sold, Jon Vesely, Scottsdate AZ, very near to completion
2010: July, First Flight by Vlado Lenoch. Congrats to owner Jon Vesely, Mike Vadeboncoeur of Midwest Aero Restorations and Vlado Lenoch.
2017: Apr 20, N551JV, sale, Lewis Fighter Fleet LLC, San Antonio TX
19 Images of   44-73343   N551JV   "Live Bait" on file
Images of   44-73343
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
P-51
Image Credits:
  Gerald Liang   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  Emil Strasser   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  David Leininger    
  Mike Shakocius    
  Ron Olson   Ron's Archive  
  Mike Vadeboncoeur   Midwest Aero Restorations Ltd  
  Ron Baak   Ron Baak  
  Roger Syratt    
  Vlado Lenoch    
Need to use any of over 9000 P-51 Survivor images at MustangsMustangs?   Please read our Image Use Guidelines.