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P-51 MUSTANG/44-74908
"Button Nose"


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Serial #: 44-74908
Construction #:
  122-41448
Civil Registration:
  N1070Z
  N965D
  N151BP
  Model(s):
  P-51D-30NA Mustang
  Cavalier
Name: Button Nose
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9273.
- BOC: January 11, 1951.
- SOC: May 14, 1959.
- Crash landed, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 17, 1956.
- Stored.
James H. Defuria/Intercontinental Airways, Canastota, NY, February 27, 1959.
- Registered as N1070Z.
- Acquired as RCAF surplus, Engineless airframe, Winnipeg.
- Open storage, Winnipeg, 1959-1962.
Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN, May 13, 1959-1962.
Charles P. Doyle, Minneapolis, MN, March 15, 1962.
- Rebuilt at Winnipeg.
- Delivered by Doyle, July 18, 1963.
Charles P. Doyle, Apple Valley, MN, 1969-1978.
- Registered as N965D.
Robert J. Pond/Planes Of Fame East, Spring Park, MN, June 1980-1997.
- Registered as N151BP.
Bob Pond/Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA, December 1997-2002.
- Flown as USAAF/E2-S/"Button Nose".

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):
Dick Philips - Warbird Images.
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2002
Eric Dumigan Photography, http://www.airic.ca, 2003
Caz Caswell.

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