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The North American P-51 Mustang
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We know the P-51, who is the pilot and GIB?
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Case 430    Thursday 07 Dec 2017 by Bill Eaton
N5460V shows up in color in the Guilford Archive, the online collection of the late Bob Guilford's photos. Red and white Cavalier scheme and bulged canopy for the back-seater.

http://www.steveguilford.com/photoGallery/index.php?cat=2
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Case 415    Thursday 07 Dec 2017 by Bill Eaton
Dave Maytag's N332 (1964-66 time frame) had a similar paint job but without the pinstripes around the white scallops on the fuselage. The airplane was dark brown and also had a P-51H propeller. N332 went on to Dave Zeuschel and then another owner who crashed the airplane fatally.
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Case 416    Thursday 07 Dec 2017 by Bill Eaton
John Herlihy had two Mustangs at Half Moon Bay in the middle 1970s, "This Is It!" in WWII colors of blue forward cowling and yellow rudder and a second Mustang that looked a lot like this one. Overall silver with a P-51H propeller.
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Case 419    Thursday 07 Dec 2017 by Bill Eaton
Just a note that Dick Weaver's Mustang, N713DW, had a Bearcat propeller when he raced it at Reno in 1966-67.
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Case 325    Tuesday 05 Dec 2017 by Cheryl L Hoffman
Wow - I just found this today after running into a friend of my Dad's in Texas. I have a few tears in my eyes. Erik is my nephew, Mike is my brother and Max was my Dad. These memories are amazing. My story was Dad flying me back to Colorado to see an Elton John concert in 1976 - pulling a few Gs and into the sunset over the Rockies. He made me attend a famiy reunion in Kansas, and I thought I was going to miss the concert for family. He made sure I got to do both!! It is a great loss that my children never got to know him or this kind of flying.
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Case 152    Wednesday 08 Nov 2017 by Ted Heins
I also don't believe WPP's crash or Richard Bingham's crash, 9 months earlier was a coincidence. Even though reports say pilot error, I suspect there was foul play that initiated from an irritated plane owner, that I know, that kept his plane at Gnoss Field in Novato. Anyone that worked at Spectrum Aviation (in Novato) or around WPP's planes at the time of crashes, feel free to contact me at ted_heins@hotmail.com
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Case 62    Monday 06 Nov 2017 by Sean Thompson
The event was Sept. 11, 1982.
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Case 62    Monday 06 Nov 2017 by Sean Thompson
I saw this crash first hand, John flew directly from Reno with his wife in the jump seat (no one knew it at the time though) and before they landed, they performed some acrobatic tricks and as they were flying south towards the Ruby Mountains, he was INVERTED right overhead of us as we were standing on the airport tarmac and only about 500 feet off the ground when he tried to flip back over before the hills and mountains ahead of him, when suddenly his wing dipped to the right and went straight down into the side of a hill upside down. I don't think he had enough height to maneuver the plane back into an upright position. There was a cloud of dust and the plane vanished. It happened so fast and is like it happened yesterday. We were all in shock and disbelief. The announcer that day was telling us the story about how John went to the Philippines to buy the plane he flew as a fighter pilot and brought it back to the states. No one at the time knew his wife was in the jump seat until they found her ring finger with a diamond on it in the debris. My father was working for the city of Elko at the time and went to the crash site where we had to stay in the car and we could see the pieces of the plane everywhere and the bent propeller and engine block but very else of the plane was any larger than the size of a basketball. It almost hit a home when it crashed but landed just to the side of it. Some piece from the plane pierced the home if I am not mistaken when it crashed but no one was hurt. There was a corsair named wart hog, a mustang from tired iron racing team, a b25 bomber owned by Don Davis, of Casper, Wyoming that was named "Bronco Bustin' Bomber". I think there was also a trainer plane called the wildcatter on the ground that day for the show. It was a great day until the plane crash. It left an indelible mark on me.... Sean Thompson
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Case 324    Monday 06 Nov 2017 by Larry Lowe
A photo of the racing configuration can be seen at:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211438573504917&set=gm.744475645750996&type=3&theater
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Case 170    Sunday 05 Nov 2017 by Bill Dolan
Hi, Does anyone know the aircraft's military history? The aircraft is now owned by Jeff Clyman but still has the same reg. N51HR. Thanks