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P-51 MUSTANG/42-103831
"Ina the Macon Bell"



Serial #: 42-103831
Construction #:
  103-26385
Civil Registration:   NX1204
  N1204
  Model(s):
  P-51C
Name:
  Ina the Macon Bell
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2006

History:
Paul Mantz, Glendale, CA, February 19, 1946.
- USAAF disposal from Stillwater AFB.
Paul Mantz, Los Angeles, CA, 1946-1949.
- Registered as NX1204.
- Few as racer #60/Latin America, later #46.
Tallmantz/Movieland of the Air Museum, Orange County, CA, 1948-1984.
- Registered as N1204.
Frank J. Tallman, Orange County, CA, 1960-1984.
Weeks Air Museum/Fantasy Of Flight, Tamiami, FL, 1985-2006.
- Stored pending restoration.
- Damaged by Hurrican Andrew, August 24, 1992.
- Restored to airworthy, Salinas, CA, 1994-2000.
- Flown as "Ina the Macon Bell"



Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, Washington D.C., 2005.
Photo Source(s):
Bill Scheuerman.
Howard Cargil.

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