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P-51 MUSTANG/44-72202

P-51 Mustang 44-74865
At the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends Kissimee FL April 1999.

Serial #: 44-74865
Construction #:
  122-41405
Civil Registration:
  N8677E
  Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
Name:
  My Sweet Mary Lou
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-74865, 19??.
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9258.
- BOC: January 10, 1951.
- SOC: May 14, 1959.
James H. Defuria/Intercontinental Airways, Conastota, NY, February 27, 1959.
- Registered as N8672E.
- Stored at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Ferried to USA, 1959.
Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN, June 18, 1960-1961.
Walter H. Erickson, Minneapolis, MN, April 11, 1961-1965.
- Crashed on take-off, Minneapolis, MN, 1961.
-- Rebuilt to airworthy.
Don H. Novas, Blackfoot, ID, May 5, 1965-1992.
Eugene Mallette/CLB Corp, Provo UT, March 12, 1998-2001.
- Restored to airworthy, Idaho Falls, ID, 1998.
- Flew as Mormon Mustang.
Mallette Family LLC, Provo, UT, August 1, 2001-2002.
- Flown as My Sweet Mary Lou since 2001.

P-51 Mustang 44-74865
While in service with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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):
Howard Cargill
Eric Dumigan Collection

Research Assistance:

None

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