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P-51 MUSTANG/44-72401

P-51 Mustang

Serial #: 44-72401
Construction #:
  122-38860
Civil Registration:
  NX65453
  N65453
  N71LN
  Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
  Cavalier
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last Info: 1987

History:
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-72401, 19??.
- Surplussed at Walnut Ridge AFB, AR, July 1946.
Earl Ortman/Ortman-Mighton Aviation Co, Tulsa OK, July 1946.
- Registered as NX65453.
- Flew as racer #2.
M.W. Lee, Fairbrother, 1947-1949.
- Registered as N65453.
- Flew as racer #21.
Jim Cook, Scottsbluff, NE, 1955-1956.
- Used in cloud seeding ops.
Trans Florida Aviation, Sarasota, FL, 1962-1964.
- Registered as N71LN.
Cavalier Aircraft Corp, Sarasota, FL, 1966-1970.
Lindsay Newspapers Inc, Sarasota, FL, 1972.
David B. Lindsay, King City, CA, 1983-1987.
- Stored.
Removed from civil register by October 1983.

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.
Photo Source(s):
None

Research Assistance:

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