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P-51 Who?
           
P-51 Who?
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5 OPEN P-51 Who Cases
Case 431     Jan 01 2016
Open
Bruce Guberman
P-51 Who
Santa Monica 1958/59
Kinda Tough
Case 362     Jun 03 2009
Open
Dick Phillips
P-51 Who
unknown date/place
Hard
Case 120     Jun 01 2001
Open
Tom Smith
P-51 Who
1959 Sarasota, FL
photo by Jim Hess
Extremely Hard
Case 430     Aug 13 2015
Open
Jim Bowman
P-51 Who
We know the P-51, who is the pilot and GIB?
June 1969
Moderate
Case 140     Nov 01 2001
Re-opened
Dick Phillips
P-51 Who
unknown
Extremely Hard
10 Most Recent Who Posts
Tony valbuena
Tuesday Jun 30 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 179
Where is the plane then?
Jan Hussey Jones
Tuesday Jun 30 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 377
My father is/was Glenn Hussey. I'm the youngest and born after the crash so Dad's P-51 was just a sad memory by the time I came along. I'm so grateful to have stumbled on this site! Any info that can be shared with me would be so much appreciated especially from "Jim" above! Kind Regards!
Frank Wilson
Monday Jun 22 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 279
I was the Duty Air Movements Officer at Richmond that day, and my Sergeant and I went out with the RAAF Fire Truck to the incident. We couldn't get too close because of the proximity of the incident to the chemical works.

It was the worst thing that I ever saw.
Grant Eaton
Saturday Jun 20 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 325
I am Warren Eaton’s Son. Grant Eaton. Former Owner of T-28 D Fennec N9102Z back when Max was still alive. also based at Ft. Collins/ Loveland Colorado when my father flew it for Colorado State University’s High Altitude Atmospheric Research Program.
My father and step mother bought it from the University when the cloud seeding program was suddenly cut after the 1st Big Thompson Flood.. My father owned a High Altitude Photography Company based in Greeley, Ft. Collins Downtown Airpark and Loveland Colorado.
We flew it along with Max in his P-51 “Boomer” at air shows.
We hung out at Darrels doing maintenance and rebuilding Warbirds.
I flew with Max several times as he was among the few my dad trusted around me.
For awhile my dad worked for Max as well.
We also used to own Cessna 180 N3655C.
Both planes where used for my fathers Aviation Photography Businesss
It was bought from the previous owner at the Ft. Collins Downtown Airpark
I knew Max from the late 1960’s through until his death.
I was also friends with “Chuck “ Easton of Easton’s Crop Dusters out at Lasalle, Colorado.
My father flew skydivers back then based at the Easton Airfield in both our plane and a C-182 owned by Chuck.
Chuck passed after complications caused by the chemicals after a crop dusting accident he had before his death.
His older son Robert and I are friends but don’t talk much.
Because our last name is so close many thought we was all related.
Chuck used to own and fly a TBM Avenger himself.
He was a wild character and yet just like R.A.Bob Hoover was also a perfect gentleman.
Bob Hoover let me run his P-51 at Oshkosh Only because Max and my father vouched for me.
Max and my father and my brother and myself flew together from Oshkosh back to Ft. Collins after a show.
Boomer had a slower cruise speed then my fathers T-28 because ours was a Fennec with the bigger Powerplant..
It also had a higher service ceiling then Boomers.
It is now owned by a pilot in New Hampshire I think.
I can tell you many tales of Max and others back then.
Max sold Boomer and then later bought it back and kept it at Ft.Collins/ Loveland Airpark then along with our Warbird. He would always call us on the radio when he was rolling or climbing out as our home was just northwest of the Loveland Airpark close to Windsor.
Grant Eaton 386-561-1181
Steven Peuster
Wednesday Jun 17 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 161
I have a photo of this plane, in flight, in amongst many items, I inherited from my father. He was a mechanic at Air Deopt 2, '43-'44. The story, he related to me, was that they peiced it together, from several "war wearied" P-51s. It was then used, primarily, as a hack, for the base C.O. Sorry, but I don't remember what he said the C.O.'s name was. He had a pretty extensive collection of photos, of many, mostly B-24s, that he worked on. My favorites are the "Zodiac Group"!
Ben Gay III
Monday Jun 15 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
Hello all,

Just doing my monthly check in!

Anything we should all know?

Ben Gay III
Former President/Holiday Magic Cosmetics et al.
David Lehman
Wednesday May 20 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 211
I saw this 51 in the Merced hangar after it was "found", only it was painted all black at the time... I remember talking to Mike about it, but I don't remember the whole story..
s girard
Sunday May 17 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 406
I flew behind Bill Speer in the jump seat in his newly aquired P51 at Santa Maria CA in the early 90's when he and Dan Martin (Ridge Runner) were hopping rides at a local airshow. The idea supposedly was to build up Bill's hours so he could race at Reno. The plane was mostly original inside--ancient non-adjustable headset I couldn't wear--and bare metal finish. Bill was racing the plane next spring (?) in AZ, when the elevator came off. Then came the fatal race at Reno.

Bill was a real gentleman, and when he found out it was only my third flight in a small aircraft, and after we realized I couldn't use the headset, we communicated with thumbs up/down. If he did a maneuver that frightened me, I was to give him a thumbs down over his shoulder. First come an aileron roll. Thumbs up, Then we headed out over the Pacific near Guadalupe, and he commenced a series of climbs and dives to the deck. Thumbs up. Fastest speed I could read was 230 on the dive. I could've stayed up all day! When we went to step out of the plane, my little short legs could barely hoist me over the back of his seat to exit because they were still shaking with excitement. He took my hand like a gentleman and helped me out. It was a day I'll never forget. (3rd anniv present from my husband)
Ben Gay III
Thursday May 14 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
Ray -
Re: "The Wands"
How many? What era?
- Ben
bfg3@directcon.net
Ben Gay III
Thursday May 14 2020
P-51 Who Who Case: 152
I may be your man, Deborah!
If you worked for us at Sta-Power, I may have even met you.
Did you work there in the Kay White or Eric Alexander eras?
Either way, feel free to reach out!
- Ben Gay III
bfg3@directcon.net