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P-51 MUSTANG/43-12252

P-51 Mustang 43-12252WRG #0011041

Serial #: 43-12252
Construction #:
  102-24700
Civil Registration:
  N551E
  Model(s):
  P-51B-1-NA Mustang
Name: Old Crow
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2012

History:
Built by North American at Inglewood, CA.
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 43-12252, circa 1943.
- Crashed into Lake Louise, FL, November 14, 1944.
-- Flown by Lt. Dean Gilmore, who was fatally injured.
Recovered, 2001
Jack Rousch, Livonia, MA, November 19, 2001-2003.
- Acquired recovered wreckage.
Jack Rousch/Roush Air LLC, Livonia, MI, July 24, 2003-2006.
- Under restoration, Salinas, CA.
- Fitted with Malcolm Hood.
- Registered as N551E.
Jack Rousch/JRM Investments, LLC, Livonia, MI, December 8, 2006-2012.
- First flight, Salinas, CA, June 8, 2008.
- Flown as 324823/B6-S/Old Crow.

Source(s):
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
MustangsMustangs.com, 2004.
Federal Aviation Administration, 2011.
Photo Source(s):
Ron Malec
Research Assistance:

None

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