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P-51 MUSTANG/44-73543
P-51 Mustang 44-73543
P-51 Mustang 44-73543   P-51 Mustang 44-73543   P-51 Mustang 44-73543   P-51 Mustang 44-73543  
Serial #: 44-73543
Construction #: 122-40002
Civil Registration:
  N5458V
  G-BLYW
  N800DK
  N51SB
  N151TP
Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
Name: Sweetie Face
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2005
History:
Delivered to United States Army Air Force as 44-73543, 19??.
Trans Florida Aviation, Opa Locka, FL, 1958.
- Registered as N5458V.
Delivered to Indonesian AF as F-3###, 19??.
Stephen Johnson/Vanpac Carriers, Oakland, CA, 1978.
- Recovered from Indonesia.
Chris Warrilow, Woburn Green, Bucks, UK, 1980-1985.
- Restoration project.
- Shipped to UK, February 1981.
Chris Warrilow, High Wycombe, UK June 3, 1985.
- Registered as G-BLYW.
Don Knapp/D.K. Precision Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 3, 1985-1986.
D.K. Precision Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 1986-1987.
- Registered as N800DK.
Whittington Bros, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1988.
Steve Bolander/SWB Leasing, Libertyville, IL, July 1992-1994.
- Registered as N51SB.
Steve Bolander/Air Bear Corp, Libertyville, IL, April 1994-1997.
- Flew as 73543/SB-M/Mary Bear.
- Damaged after striking parked aircraft, Kenosha, WI.
Tom Patten/Patten Aviation, Wilmington, DE, 1998-1999.
- Flea s 73543/SB-M/Southern Pride.
Patten Aviation, Wilmington, DE, February 12, 1999-2005.
- Registered as N151TP.
- Flown as 473543/HO-P/Sweetie Face.
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):
Tom Royal Photography
Scott Rose/warbirdsresourcegroup.org
Travis Rutherford.
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