The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 268
42-83665     NX39502     Closed
Solved by: Martin Kyburz
P-51 Who 268
Case#: 268
Date: Feb 15 2004
By: Dick Phillips
Status: Closed
Serial: 42-83665
Registry: NX39502
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Martin Kyburz
02/16/2004 08:53
Hi all, I am thinking this is P-51A 43-6274; c/n 99-22377; NX73630, N90358 Registered as NX73630 (owner ?) and flown as racer, 1948. owned by Harry McCandless & Ben Widfelt, circa 1950-1952; Registered as N73630; WFU, open storage, Council Bluffs, IA, 1949-1954; owned by Walter H. Erickson, Minneapolis, MN, 1953-1978 (stored). To Charles Nichols/Yankee Air Corps (later Yanks Air Museum), Chino CA, 1978-2003; registered as N90358. -> Restored to flying condition at Chino, CA, 1978-1993 - on display as USAAC/36274/AX-H. Right ? Cheers, Martin / Swiss Mustangs
Curtis Fowles
03/05/2004 20:55
Martin: Not quite right, but not much to go on (thanks to Dick). If you take this N# (N90358), add an "X" and move some numbers around, change one of the numbers and you will have the correct registration at the time of the photo. Good Luck, Curtis
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
04/06/2004 06:24
Okay A-36A 42-83665 it is then, today at Dayton, OH: 1946: NX39502 (Essex Wire Corp) 1953: (Charles Doyle, Walter Erickson) 197?: Charles Doyle traded N39502 with the USAF Museum Thanks for the help Dick and Curtis ! Cheers Martin
Case Closed!
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