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P-51 MUSTANG/44-73979
"Big Beautiful Doll"


Serial #: 44-73979
Construction #:
  122-40519
Civil Registration:
  None
  Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
Name: Big, Beautiful Doll
Status: Display
Last Info: 2002

History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9246.
- BOC: December 6, 1950.
- SOC: May 16, 1951.
- Grounded after accident, May 16, 1951.
- Converted to instructional airframe A-612, May 10, 1955.
College Militaire Royale, St. Jean, Quebec, May 10, 1955.
RCAF St. Jean, Quebec, 1960.
- Displayed as gate guard.
Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK, 1968-1987.
- Restored for static display, completes October 1973.
Imperial War Museum, London, UK, 1989-2002.
- Displayed as 472258/WZ-I/Big Beautiful Doll.

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

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