The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 428
44-75009     N5474V     Closed
Solved by: TJ Johansen
P-51 Who 428
Case#: 428
Date: Jul 26 2015
By: Don Vance
Photo: 1972
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-75009
Registry: N5474V
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
T J Johansen
07/26/2015 18:09
This is one of 'Homer' Roundtree's pair of Mustangs. He kept them sitting for years. Both eventually got restored by the late Ted Contri. This is 44-75009 N5474V which became N51TC[2] shot at Chico, CA. You can even see one of Aero Union's Grumman AF-2 Guardians sitting derelict in the back of the photo.
Mike Robinson
05/27/2021 22:12
Homer “Bud” Rountree was my uncle. One of his Mustangs was stored at the Redding airport. I used to ride my bike out there, open the canopy and sit in it, dreaming I was a fighter pilot. When he bought the two Mustangs they threw in a Merlin Rolls Royce engine still in the crate. He stored it in an old shed in Anderson, CA. I think Ted Contri bought that too, after Bud died
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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