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P-51 MUSTANG/44-74012



Serial #: 44-74012
Construction #:
  122-40552
Civil Registration:
  N6518D
  N6519D
  C-GPSI
  N6519D
  Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2002

History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9243.
- BOC: December 6, 1950
- SOC: August 17, 1959
James H. Defuria/Intercontinental Airways, Canastota, NY, July 21, 1958-1960
- Registered as N6518D.
Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN, August 15, 1960-1963.
- Registration N6518D.
- Incorrectly marked as N6519D.
Jerry McCutchin, Dallas, TX, October 1963-1964.
- Registered as N6519D.
Gordon Travis/River Oaks Aircraft & Engine Brokers, Fort Worth, TX, December 9, 1964-1966.
Robert R. Redding, Houston, TX, June 13, 1966-1968.
Leroy B. Penhall, Anaheim, CA, November 4, 1968-1975.
- Flew as race #81.
- Crashed during forced landing due to engine failure, Hudson, WI, August 4, 1974.
Gordon W. Plaskett, King City, CA, September 30, 1975.
- Acquired wreckage.
- Used wing in restoration of 44-73458/N4151D.
Robert H. Jens/Executive Air Craft Ltd, Vancouver, BC, September 27, 1976-1984.
- Registered as C-GPSI.
- Rebuild started but not completed.
Duane Williams, Kellogg, ID, February 1984-1987.
- Registered as N6519D.
- Rebuild continued.
James E. Smith, Fortine, MT, September 28, 1987-2002.



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.
Photo Source(s):
Caz Caswell.

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