The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 99
44-74497     N6320T     Closed
Solved by: T.J. Johansen, Dick Phillips
P-51 Who 99
Case#: 99
Date: Feb 09 2001
By: Eric Dumigan
Photo: unknown date
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-74497
Registry: N6320T
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Brad Haskin
02/16/2001 14:07
Case 99 looks like Johnny Rutherford's P-51 from back in '79-'80. If I'm not mistaken, I believe this plane went on to become the Joe Kasparoff/Skip Holm "The Healer", Race 39 during the '80's, and even won the race at Moose Jaw, Saskatchawan in 1984.
02/25/2001 12:00
Right owner, wrong P-51
TJ Johansen
02/27/2001 12:30
Case 99 is Johnny Rutherfords N6320T 44-74497 which was later sold to Hess Bomberger as "Vergeltungsvaffe" before being sold to Bob Jepson!
Dick Phillips
03/02/2001 20:49
This is indeed N6320T, 44-74497. Depending on the date of the photo, it could have been owned by Johnny Rutherford or by Frank Strickler. It went on to belong to Hess Bomberger, as VERGERTUNGSWAFFE. It now belongs to Bob Jepson and is being rebuilt at Square One, at Chino.
Scott Morris
12/12/2010 06:19
Back around 1979 or 80 I was working at our local airport. Hess Bomberger was landing Vergertunfswaffe with another Mustang Jumping Jacques, and he had to groundloop it at the the end of the runway. Damaged the prop and the radiator. It was a fun time having this Mustang and JJ based there. Good times...
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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