The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 403
44-73751     N5444V     Closed
Solved by: T J Johansen
P-51 Who 403
Case#: 403
Date: Dec 02 2012
By: Don Vance
Photo: West Coast USA, early 70's
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-73751
Registry: N5444V
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
T J Johansen
12/03/2012 08:10
I have a feeling that this is 44-73751 N5444V. Probably owned by Ron van Kregtan. It looks in somewhat better shape than when I saw it at San Jose around 1993.
John Kerr
12/05/2012 11:44
Just a guess on this one. Possible N6168C 44-73704
John Dienst
12/10/2012 07:49

Could this Mustang be N6357T? The paint scheme in the photo is very similar: tan with a gold stripe outlined with green pin stripes. In 1968, I used to be an eighteen year old "airport bum" at Dekalb Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Georgia. Before '57T was "exported" to El Salvador, I was able to create many precious memories with this particular bird.

John L. Dienst
Curtis Fowles
12/25/2012 10:59
Hint: this bird is famous for ...
Curtis Fowles
01/18/2013 19:43
Famous for sitting on the ramp at SJC for years and years. I'm gonna age myself, but that's ok. I learned to fly a C-172 out of SJC in late 1978 - early 1979. I was 18. I remember a P-51 on the ramp when I was taxiing to and from 30R. Never paid much attention to it. Not sure if it was there all the time. Then in 82, I started an Aeronautical Engineering degree at SJSU. The Aeronautics classes were held at SJC. Saw this bird many times.

This is a great shot of it in colors I have never seen. Again I would like thank Don Vance for the photo.

Great job TJ.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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