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CA-17 MUSTANG/A68-5

P-51 Mustang

Serial #: A68-5
Construction #: 1330
Civil Registration:
  VH-BVM
  G-ARKD
  Model:
  CA-17 Mustang Mk. 20
Name: None
Status: Scrapped
Last info: 1970

History:
Delivered to RAAF as A68-5.
-BOC: July 1945.
-SOC: ???.
James L. D. Whiteman, Sydney NSW, January 30, 1953.
-Registered as VH-BVM.
Arnold J. Glass/Australian Aviation Investments, Sydney, NSW, May 31, 1954-1960.
-Flew as "Johnny Zero".
Ron Flockhart, Berkshire, England, 1960.
Ron Flockhart/United Dominions Trust, London, August 25, 1960-1961.
-Registered as G-ARKD.
-Made Australia-Britain speed record attempt, 1961.
--British CofA issued, Melbourne-Moorabbin, February 24, 1961.
--Departed Sydney on February 28, 1961.
--Attempt abandoned due to weather, Athens, Greece, March 4, 1961.
-Damaged by cockpit fire while taxying, Athen Greece, September 7, 1961.
-Abandoned and derelict in open, Athen, Greece, 1961-1970.
Reported broken-up for scrap, Athens, circa 1970.

Source(s):
Goodall, Geoff -Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
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