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44-73683 N5551D "Bunnie"
San Diego Aero. Museum, San Diego Ca
P-51 Survivor 44-73683 N5551D
Status: On Display
NAA Type: P-51D-25NA
Serial #: 44-73683
Registry: N5551D
.. past:   N12064
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History: 44-73683 N5551D "Bunnie"

1945: Mar 31, delivered USAAF, shipped to 8th AF ETO - did not see combat service
Pennsylvania ANG
1958: Nicaragua FAN GN 119
1963: N12064, MACO Sales / Will Martin, Chicago IL
1963: Ed Weiner, Los Angeles CA
196?: N12064, George Drucker, Los Angeles CA - "Drucker Special"
1966: Apr 2 photo at Long Beach CA - Cavalier Paint with "Drucker Special" in tail stripes
196?: George Brown, Canoga Park CA
1968: new paint - kept red/bottom, white/top, but changed the stripe, spinner to black
1969: Feb 2, Brown fined by FAA for flying too low in residential area of Fernando Valley CA. His son Mike, got a huge kick out the passes over their house.
1969: John Steinmetz
1972: N5551D (#1)
1976: "Jumpin Jacques"
1981: John Watson
1983: Jimmy Hunt / Hess Bomberger / Heritage Aircraft Inc., Fayetteville GA
1992: San Diego Aerospace Museum
1992: deregistered
1992: "Contrary Mary"
date?: repainted as Roscoe Brown's "Bunnie" of the 100FS, 332 FG

Thanks to Tony Beres, Curator, San Diego Aerospace Museum, Mike Brown and Patty Steinmetz for detailed history
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