The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 84
44-73142     N6173C     Closed
Solved by: Michael Presley, Mark Clark
P-51 Who 84
Case#: 84
Date: Jan 01 2001
By: Pete Cluckey
Photo: Harlington TX '73
photo by Ralph Peckham
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-73142
Registry: N6173C
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Michael Presley
01/16/2001 09:13
accident report
Pilot's name was Vern Peterson
01/25/2001 12:00
More Information?
If this is N51VP it was registered N6173C from '63-'78, which matches the photo. Vern Peterson was the owner from '68-'83.
Mark Clark
02/15/2001 19:52
Correct- N6173C. Owned by Peterson for many years in Chicago where he was a pilot for American. He moved to Dallas as Chief Pilot and was killed in the aircraft not many years after retiring.
Jan Harper
05/16/2008 00:20
N6173C was owned by Hap Harper prior to 1963. I have pics of him with the plane at the Oakland Airshow in 1958 if anyone is interested.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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