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P-51 MUSTANG/44-63864
"Twilight Tear"



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Serial #: 44-63864
Construction #:
  122-31590
Civil Registration:
  4X-AIM
  SE-BKG
  N42805
  G-CBNM
  Model(s):
  P-51D-20NA Mustang
Name: Twilight Tear
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2004

History:
Built by NAA at Inglewood Plant, 1944.
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-63864, December 1944.
- Served with 8th AF/78th FG/83rd FS.
- Flown by Lt. Hubert Davis as Twilight Tear/HL*W.
Delivered to Royal Swedish AF as Fv26158, June 17, 1949.
- Served with F16at Uppsala coded K.
- Later served with F4at Ostersund.
Henry Wallenburg & Co, February 9, 1953.
- Overhauled by Svenska, Flygverkstaderna, Malmo.
Delivered to IDFAF as 38, 1953-1961.
Israeli Air Force Museum, 19??-1978.
- Reported open storage, Herzlia, Israel, 1978.
Israel Itzhaki, Sde-Dov (later Herzlia), Israel, March 1978-1986.
- Restored to airworthy, Herzilia, 1978-1984.
-- Powerplant rebuilt by David Zeuschel/Zeuschel Raging Engines, Sylmar, CA.
- First flight, Herzlia, February 5, 1984.
- Registered as 4X-AIM, February 1984.
Novida AB/Flygexpo, Malmo, Sweden, December 1986-1990.
- Registered as SE-BKG.
- Delivered to Malmo, December 23, 1986.
- Flew as RSAF/Fv26158.
Cham S. Gill, Central Point, OR, May. 1991.
- Registered as N42805.
Kenneth A. Hake, Tipton, KS, 1992.
The Fighter Collection, Duxford, UK, March. 2002-2003.
- Registered as G-CBNM.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
  Photo Source(s):
Matt Houlbrooke
Caz Caswell

Research Assistance:

Paul Coggan.
Stephen Grey.

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