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44-73275 N119H "Never Miss"
Russell Cecil, Dave Murphy / MMC Inc, Perth NY
P-51 Survivor 44-73275 N119H
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51D-25NA
Serial #: 44-73275
Registry: N119H
.. past:   N2868D
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History: 44-73275 N119H "Never Miss"

1945: Mar 09, delivered to USAAF
1945: Mar, To Newark, NJ
1945: Apr, To Eighth Air Force, European Theater of Operations
1945: Jul, Returned to the US
1945: Sep, To 4003rd AAF Base Unit (Air Technical Service Command), Newark, NJ (storage)
1946: Dec, To 4112th AAF Base Unit (Air Materiel Command), Olmstead AAF PA
1948: Jan, To 109th Fighter Squadron (Air National Guard), Holman Field, St. Paul MN (to F-51D)
1951: Jan, To 133rd Fighter Wing (ANG), Holman Field
1951: Mar, Assigned to Air Defense Command
1952: Feb, To 109th Fighter-Interceptor Squardon (ADC) Holman Field
1952: Apr, To 4750th Air Base Squadron (ADC), Yuma AFB, AZ
1952: Dec, To San Bernadino Air Material Area, Norton AFB, CA
1953: Mar, To Western Air Defense Region (ADC) Hamilton AFB, CA
1953: May, To 566th Air Defense Group (ADC), Hamilton AFB
(deployment to Carswell AFB NM)
1953: Sep, To 190th Fighter-Interceptor Squardron (ANG), Boise AP ID
1954: Feb, To 178th Fighter-Interceptor Quadron (ANG), Hector Field,Fargo, ND
1954: Oct, To 169th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (ANG), Peoria MAP, IL.
1956: Nov, To Sacramento Air Material Area. McCellan AFB, CA
1957: Sep, Dropped from inventory as surplus.
1957: surplus McClellan AFB
1958: N2868D, A.P. "Dewey" Hart, Jasper TX
Hart purchased this P-51 for $2,500. The paint was beige and brown. Hart painted N2868D orange and black. He sold it for $7,500


1963: N2868D, Richard Blakemore, Tonopah NV
1966: N119H, Vernon Thorpe, Oklahoma City OK
1969: Paul Finefrock, Hobart OK
1969: Richard Wood, Houston TX
1972: Jack Flaherty, Monterey CA, "Miss Frances" racer #9
1978: Wilson Edwards Big Spring TX
1984: Foy Midkiff, Houston TX
1988: Alan Kelley, Middlebury CT, rebuilt as "Never Miss"
1992: John Breit / Aviation Sales Inc, Englewood CO
1996: James Elkins, Salem OR, flew as "Never Miss"
2009: June, sold, Russell Cecil / Dave Murphy, Perth, NY
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  via Martin Kyburz   Swiss Mustangs  
  Dick Phillips   Warbird Images  
  Bill Word    
  Gerald Liang   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  Sid Roberts via Chris Luvara   Stick and Rudder Photo  
  Mike Meek    
  Floyd Fowles    
  Jack Cook    
  John Rochester    
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