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44-73287 N951M "Worry Bird"
Michael George, Springfield IL
P-51 Survivor 44-73287 N951M
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51D-25NA
Serial #: 44-73287
Registry: N951M
.. past:   N5445V
  N51DF
  N751JC
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History: 44-73287 N951M "Worry Bird"

1945: April, joined 8th AF
1945: July, returned to Newark Field NJ, Olmstead AFB, Shaw AFB (20th FBW)
1948: 4126th BU San Bernardino CA, 188th FS NM ANG
1951: 188th FIS, 4750th UB Yuma AZ
1954: 165th FS KY ANG
1956: sent to McClellan AFB for reclamation (scrap)
1958: N5445V, William Kelbaugh, Chico CA, saved from scrap
1964: Dreshman Cooper, Merced CA
1974: James Francis, Medina OH
1980: N51DF, James Francis
1982: N5445V, Jack Rose, Spangle WA, restoration to stock WWII "Worry Bird"
1986: Sep 9, landing damage, Reno NV
1988: N751JC, C&C Vintage Aircraft, Rockford IL
1988: N5445V, John Castrogiovanni, Rockford IL
198?: Victor Haluska / Santa Monica Propeller
1990: N951M, Michael George, Springfield IL
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