The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 177
44-84634     N6165U     Closed
Solved by: Marc Koelich, Roger Baker, Tom Huismann
P-51 Who 177
Case#: 177
Date: Jun 15 2002
unknown photo info
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-84634
Registry: N6165U
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Mark Koelich
06/21/2002 07:43
According to Dan Hagedorn in his book about Mustangs in Latin American Air Forces, N6165U was previously numbered GN 96 in the Fuerza Aerea de la Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua. It was sold to Maco Sales Financial Corp. of Illinois on September 2, 1963.
Roger Baker
07/14/2002 18:20
I knew this airplane (44-84634) back when Tom Kuchinsky from Wisconsin had it. That would have been in the later '60s. I remember holding short of the north runway in Milwaukee in a Boeing 720, while Tom came by for landing in this airplane (quite different paint). Quite a while later(late 70s probably), Max Ramsay from Kansas had it.
Tom Huismann
07/25/2002 14:11
P-51D, N6165U was owned and flown by Tom Kuchinski of Milwaukee. The airplane was based at Timmerman Field in Milwaukee. My father also owned a P-51D, painted in the markings of "The Flying Undertaker", N5471V, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. My father and Tom often flew to air shows in the midwest together, along with Paul Poberezney in EAA's P-64. Tom Kuchinski and his P-51 were lost in a high speed stall/spin accident in Harlingen, Texas. I'm not sure what year, 71, 72 or 73.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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