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44-72216 G-BIXL "Miss Helen"
Robert Tyrrell, Abingdon UK
P-51 Survivor 44-72216 G-BIXL
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51D-20NA
Serial #: 44-72216
Registry: G-BIXL
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History: 44-72216 G-BIXL "Miss Helen"

1945: Jan 09, Delivered USAAF 487th FS, 352 FG, 8th AF
WWII Vet: coded HO M(bar) "Miss Helen" flown by Capt. Raymond Littge and "Miss Nita" flown by Lt. Russell Ross
1948: Feb 25, Swedish AF 26116 F4, later F16 coded gF
1953: Mar 19, sold to Israeli AF IDFAF 2343?
1976: Recovered from Israel, Robert Lamplough
1981: G-BIXL, Robs Lamplough, London UK
1987: restored Duxford using 44-72770 , flew as 472216 HO L, HO M
Flew in Memphis Belle film as "Miss L"
2000: restored to WWII markings of "Miss Helen"
2004: suffered an off-airport landing, repairs started
2007: repairs complete, flying once again.
2008: Duxford show - hard landing from rough running engine, repairs made
2015: Sep 24, sale, Robert Tyrrell, UK
32 Images of   44-72216   G-BIXL   "Miss Helen" on file
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Image Credits:
  Ben Rogers   Duxford.org  
  Bill Espie    
  Harald Ludwig    
  Ed Trillet    
  Steve Huckvale    
  Dick Phillips   Warbird Images  
  Russell Clarke    
  Gerhard Plomitzer    
  Christian Bechir   website  
  Colin K. Work   ckwphoto  
  Paul Dopson   APG Photography  
  Stephen Fox   website  
  Glenn Beasley    
  Juacques Bourguignon    
  Stephen John Rendle    
  Juha Ritaranta    
  Stuart Lewis    
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