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P-51 MUSTANG/44-72202
P-51 Mustang 44-72202WRG# 0011044

Serial #: 44-72202
Construction #: 122-38661
Civil Registration:
  None
Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
  J 26
  Cavalier
Name: Patsy Dawn
Status: Rebuild
Last Info: 2010
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-72202, 19??.
Delivered to Royal Swedish AF as Fv26112, June 13, 1947.
Delivered to FA Dominicana as FAD 1917, December 1952-1984.
Brian O'Farrell/Johnson Aviation, Miami, FL, May 19, 1984-1987.
SAAF Historic Flight, Lanseria AB, South Africa, 1987-1993.
- Arrived at Cape Town, November 14, 1987.
-- Disassembled.
- Restoration to airworthy started.
SAAF Museum, Swartkop AB, South Africa, 1993-2010.
- Restored to airworthy, 1995-1998.
- First flight, October 13, 1998.
-- Flew as SAAF "325".
- Forced to make landing with one main gear retracted, Waterkloof AB, May 6, 2001.
-- Recieved damage to the starboard wing and propeller, the later also damaging the engine.
-- Flown by Lt. Col. Neil Thomas.
- Under repair back to airworthy status, Zwartkops AFB, 2001-2010.
- Painted in Korean War era scheme as SAAF/325/Patsy Dawn.
Source(s):
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Garth Robb via Craig Hill
Research Assistance:
None
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