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P-51 MUSTANG/44-74829



Serial #: 44-74829
Construction #:
  122-41369
Civil Registration:
  N8675E
  N169MD
  N769MD
  ZK-TAF
  Model(s):
  P-51D-30NA Mustang
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2014

History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9265.
- BOC: January 10, 1951.
- SOC: May 14, 1959.
James H. Defuria/Intercontinental Airways, Conastota, NY, February 27, 1959-1960.
- Registered as N8675E.
- Stored at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Ferried to USA, 1959.
Aero Enterprises, Elkhart, IN, June 18, 1960.
Dr. Burns M. Byram, Marengo, IA, August 18, 1960-1966.
- Registered as N169MD.
- Crashed during forced night landing, near Des Moines, IA, April 6, 1967.
-- Byram unhurt, passenger bailed out.
John E. Diley, Muncie, IN, January 11, 1968-1973.
- Registered as N769MD.
Max I. Ramsay, Johnson, KS, January 10, 1973-1978.
- Noted stored dismantled, Chino, CA, 1977.
- Used in rebuild of 45-11558/N6175C at Chino, 1979.
Fort Wayne Air Service, Fort Wayne, IN, 1981-1984.
- Rebuilt at Ft. Wayne, 1981-1984as composite airframe using ex-TNI-AU P-51D.
- First flight, November 13, 1984.
Tim Wallis/Alpine Helicopters Ltd, Wanaka, NZ, 1984-1986.
Alpine Helicopters Ltd/Alpine Fighter Collection, Wanaka, May 27, 1986-1988.
- Registered as ZK-TAF.
- Shipped to NZ.
- First flight January 23, 1985, Wigram.
- Flew as NZ2415.
NZ Historic Aircraft Trust, Auckland-Ardmore, NZ, October 1988-1990.
Graeme Bethell/P-51 Syndicate, Ardmore, NZ, September 6, 1990-2002.
- Flown as Rudolph.
Strikemaster LTD, Auckland, NZ, October 2012-2014.




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):
Eric Dumigan Photography, http://www.airic.ca, 2003
Dave McDonald via Mike Henniger.
Ian McDonnell

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