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P-51 MUSTANG/44-73415

P-51 Mustang 44-73415

Serial #: 44-73415
Construction #:
  122-39874
Civil Registration:
  N6526D
  N551VC
  Model(s):
  P-51D-25NA Mustang
  Modified Racer
Name: Voodoo
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2012

History:
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-73415, 19??.
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9289.
- BOC: February 8, 1951.
- SOC: August 14, 1959.
James H. Defuria/Intercontinental Airways, Canastota, NY, July 21, 1958-1960.
- Registered as N6526D.
R. Ferrer, Patchoque, NY, March 21, 1960-1966.
- Crashed with major damage, Richmond, VA, February 15, 1962.
Frederick Walter Wild, Averne, NY, January 6, 1966.
Airlease Inc, Chicago, IL, January 10, 1966.
Frank Guzman, Massapequa, PA, January 10, 1966-1968.
Don Baterman, Las Vegas, NV, March 9, 1968-1969.
Michael E. Coutches, Hayward, CA, June 17, 1969-1974.
H. Matteri, State Line, NV, January 15, 1974-1975.
William Veatch, Olympia, WA, September 1, 1975-1977.
- Crashed on take-off, Olympia, WA, March 19, 1977.
William A. Speer, La Mesa, CA, 1980-1994.
- Rebuilt using AURI airframe, Chino, CA.
- First flight 1988.
- Flew as race #45(later #55)/Pegasus.
- Components also used for P-51D static restoration for RAF Museum.
Sold at Speer auction, San Diego, December 4, 1994.
Bob Button/Button Transportation, Wellington, NV (later Dixon, CA), June 6, 1995-2003.
- Registered as N551VC, September 1998.
- Flew as racer #55/Voodoo Chile
Bob Button/Voodoo LLC, Ontario, OR, February 24, 2003-2012.
- Flown as race #5/Voodoo.

P-51 Mustang 44-73415

P-51 Mustang 44-73415

P-51 Mustang 44-73415

P-51 Mustang 44-73415

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.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, Washington D.C., 2002.
MustangsMustangs.com, 2002.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group
Research Assistance:

None

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