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P-51 MUSTANG/44-74543
P-51D Mustang 44-74543
Serial #: 44-74543
Construction #: 122-41083
Civil Registration:
  N4543
  N5500S
Model(s):
  P-51D-30NA Mustang
Name: Geraldine
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2006
History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9252.
- BOC: December 6, 1950.
- SOC: September 17, 1957.
James Defuria/Fred Ritts/Intercontinental Airways, Canastota, NY, February 25, 1957.
- Ferried to Conastota, NY, 1957.
- Stored in open.
Ray O. Denman, Brewerton, NY, June 28, 1961-1965.
- Acquired as scrap.
Richard M. Vartanian, Pasadena (later Los Angeles) CA, June 30, 1965-1990.
- Trucked from Canastota, June 1974.
- Stored dismantled, Brewster & Johnstown, NY, 1980-1982.
- Registered as N4543, 1978.
- Adopted ID 44-63655/N5500S.
Chuck Greenhill/AMPHIB Inc, Wheeling, IL, 1998-2006.
- Registered as N5500S.
- Restored to WWII configuration by Square One.
-- Fitted with WWII equipment and avionics.
- First flight (piloted by Tim McCarter), August 10, 2001.
- Flown as E2-B/Geraldine.

P-51D Mustang 44-74543
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., 2005.
MustangsMustangs.com
Photo Source(s):
Bill Scheuerman
Jim Buckel
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