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SNJ-5/Bu. 51979


Bureau #: 51979
Construction #:
  88-15167
Civil Registration:
  N6551D
  N51979
  Model(s):
  SNJ-5
Name: None
Status (2003): Airworthy
Last info: 2008

History:
Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 51979, Dallas, TX.
- BOC: October 29, 1943.
- SOC: April 28, 1958.
- Stored at NAS Pensacola until surplused.
Angelo J. Russo, West Islip, NY, 1963-1970.
- Registered as N6551D.
Jerry D. King, Sand City, CA, 1976-1977
- Registered as N51979.
- Modified with SBD Engine, cowls and 3-blade propeller.
John Martin, Wasco, CA, 1979-1986.
- Flew as race #79.
Gary Howard, 1987.
- Flew as race #79/Tigger II.
Donald T. Bailey, Petaluma, CA, July 1991-1995.
Mark C. Hutchins/Lynmark Corp, Front Royal, VA, June 6, 1996-2008.







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, 2008.
Photo Source(s):
Mark C. Hutchins
Unknown
William T. Larkins

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