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P-51 MUSTANG/44-73149

P-51 Mustang 44-73149WRG# 0015993

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Serial #: 44-73149
Construction #:
  122-39608
Civilian Registration:
  N6340T
  N51JJ
  G-BTCD
  Model(s):
  P-51D-25NA Mustang
Name: Ferocious Frankie
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2008

History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9568.
- BOC: June 7, 1947.
- SOC: September 20, 1960.
James H. Defuria & Fred J. Ritts/Intercontinental Airways, Canastota, NY, February 25, 1957-1960.
- Registered as N6340T.
- Stored unconverted, Carberry, Manitoba, 1957-1962.
Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN, May 10, 1960-1962.
- Dismantled and trucked from Carberry to Elkhart, July 1962.
Ernest W. Beehler, West Covina, CA, July 30, 1962-1974.
- Damaged in wheels up landing, Lexington, MO, April 16, 1965.
Charles E. Beck & Edward J. Modes, Burbank, CA, August 19, 1974-1976.
- Flew as race #7/Candyman.
Robert E. MacFarlane, Placerville, CA, August 4, 1976-1980.
Stephen Grey/The Fighter Collection, Duxford, May 1980-1986.
- Overhauled in Oakland, CA, 1980.
- Delivered to Geneva from USA, May 1980.
- Delivered to Biggin Hill, May 2, 1981.
John V. Cocker, San Mateo, CA, May 1986-1991.
- Registered as N51JJ.
- Leased to The Fighter Collection, Duxford, 1986-1991.
- Damaged during landing, Stapleford, August 9, 1990.
Patina Ltd/The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Jan 11, 1991-1999.
- Registered as G-BTCD.
- Flew as 463221/Canyman/Moose/G4-5.
Mark Hanna/Old Flying Machine Company, Duxford, April 16, 1999-2003.
- Flown as 413704/B7-H/Fearless Frankie in olive drab scheme.
- Operated by the Breitling Fighters Team.

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
Photo Source(s):
Tony Chambers Photography.
Caz Caswell.
Nigel Roling/Pentavia Digital Imaging.

Research Assistance:

None

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