The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 101
44-64314         Closed
Solved by: Vlado Lenoch, Jim Church
P-51 Who 101
Case#: 101
Date: Feb 09 2001
By: Fred Sheplavy
Photo: 1959 at USAFM
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-64314
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Vlado Lenoch
02/11/2001 18:15
P-51H now owned by Mike Couches
Jim Church
02/12/2001 10:27
Case number 101 shows Mike Coutches' P-51H s/n 44-64314, now registered N551H. Bill Hogan had obtained it in '63 after it had been displayed as a memorial at a VFW post in Miamisberg, Ohio and had it registered N1108H. Hogan eventually exchanged it with Coutches for another 'H' model (the aircraft now owned by Don Whittignton), and it was then rebuilt to flying condition. It continues to fly and is now based in Hayward, California.
Fred Hogan
08/19/2014 06:13
Actually Bill Hogan and Coutches never exchanged the actual airplanes or pieces and parts. However, they did exchange paperwork so as to get them registered through the Faa. These airplanes were still classified back then. The one in California was not in procession of the Hogans and they were restored independently. Bill Hogan's airshows with the 51 were the best, better than Hoover's. 500 mph at 20 ft off the deck is pretty exciting, especially when you're in it.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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