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The North American P-51 Mustang
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P-51 Who
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Oakland CA  
by Steve Seghetti  
Roger Baker, Tom Tummers, Paul Coggan, Joe Scheil, Keith Rinehart  
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Roger Baker
07/12/2002 12:43
The USCR still shows N5465V (44-73243) as registered to Edward Bliss...last activity in November '69. I doubt this airplane still exists...unless some "switchie-changies" went on. Does anybody know the story? Did this one "go south"?
Martin Kyburz
07/16/2002 04:03
this picture depicts 44-73423, assigned to ATC, later with various ANG units (165 FS KY ANG, 167 FS WV ANG, 113 FS PA ANG) and later adopted civil ID N5465V (as shown). The fate of this particular a/c is unknown to me.
Tom Tummers
07/16/2002 10:54
This appears to be Serial # 44-73423n possibly still belonging to Bliss, Edward of Beverly Hills,CA. the info I have seen so far was as of 11/05/1969. But i show that the certificate has been revoked.
Paul Coggan
07/16/2002 11:57
44-73423 when owned by o Albert Boughey, Upland CA
Keith Rinehart
07/17/2002 20:56
N5465V is Assigned/Registered
Serial Number 44-73423N
Type Registration Individual
North AMERICAN/AERO CLASSICS
Certificate Issue Date 11/05/1969

Registered Owner
BLISS EDWARD
BEVERLY HILLS
Joseph Scheil
07/18/2002 23:59
A weird one, this was an ex 165 FS KY, 167FSWV ans 113FS PA ANG as well. She was surplussed and registered N5465V but I don't know who owned her at this time. Sure looked good though...I believe it crashed with Edward Bliss of San Diego being the owner and parts ended up with Fred Sebby by 1980, registered as N31248. Then registered as N51DJ and "Sunshine" it became 44-73216...crashing again as N3278D in MI on 2.6.87?? As I said a strange history...
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