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P-51 MUSTANG/44-73140
"Petie 2nd"



Serial #: 44-73140
Construction #:
  122-39599
Civilian Registration:
  N6337T
  N51N
  N169MD
  C-FBAU
  C-GZQX
  N314BG
  Model(s):
  P-51D-25NA Mustang
Name: Petie 2nd
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2003

Equipment Configuration  

History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9567.
- BOC: June 7, 1947.
- SOC: September 20, 1960.
James H. Defuria & Fred J. Ritts/Intercontinental Airways, Canastota, NY, February 25, 1957-1960.
- Registered as N6337T.
- Stored unconverted, Carberry, Manitoba, 1957-1962.
Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN, May 10, 1960-1964.
- Ferried Carberry-Winnipeg-Elkhart, July 1962.
J.D. Kent, Des Moines, IN, April 13, 1964-1967.
Dr. Burns M. Byram, Marengo, IA, November 8, 1967-1978.
- Registered as N169MD.
- Flew as Race #71.
Charles Ventors/Aerodyne Sales, El Reno, OK, October 1978-1982.
- Registered as N51N.
Dennis J. Bradley/Canadian Warplane Heritage, Ontario, January 1982-1984.
- Registered as C-FBAU.
- Flew as RCAF/9567/BA-U.
- Crashed during forced landing at Massey, Ontario, July 7, 1984.
-- Airframe burned.
I.D. transferred to unknown restoration project airframe.
Fill-R-Up Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, July 1985.
- Registration C-GZQX reserved but not taken up.
Trans America Helicopters, Edmonton, Alberta, 1986Marvin L. Gardner, Mercedes, TX, April 1986.
Gordon Plaskett/BG Aero, King City, CA, September 1996.
- Registered as N314BG.
Brett Ward/Pioneer Aero Service, Chino, CA, January 1987-1988.
- Rebuilt at Chino, CA.
- First flight July 25, 1988.
- Delivered to UK.
- Flew as 414151/HO-M/Petie 2nd.
Doug Arnold/Warbirds of GB Ltd, Biggin Hill, 1988-1995.
David Arnold/Flying A Services, North Weald, UK, 1995-2001.
- WFU, reported stored, North Weald.
Ice Strike Corporation, Rockford, IL, 1995-2003.
- Registered as N314BG.
- Restored to airworthy by Pioneer Aviation, Chino, CA.



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., 2003.
Courtesy Aircraft
Photo Source(s):
Nigel Roling - Pentavia Digital Imaging, http://website.lineone.net/~roling46/, 2002
Bob Kennedy

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