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45-11586 N51PE "Little Horse"
Little Horse LLC, Minot ND
P-51 Survivor 45-11586 N51PE
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51D-30NT
Serial #: 45-11586
Registry: N51PE
.. past:   N5423V
  N51HA
  N13LF
  N51HT
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History: 45-11586 N51PE "Little Horse"

1957: sold surplus, McClellan AFB, Sacramento CA
1959: N5423V, Keeward Aero Sales, Miami FL
1959: June photo at Miami Intl - "Keeward Aero Sales" - bare metal w/N5423V on side
1963: N5423V, Walter Oakes, Chicago IL
1970: N5423V, Albert Shirkey, Tulso OK
1978: N51HA, William Harrison, Tulsa OK
1983: N13LF, Lynn Florey
1986: N13LF, Harry Tope, Mt. Pleasant MI, "Death Rattler"
1987: N51HT, Harry Tope, Mt. Pleasant MI
1990: Jul 1, crashed / destroyed, Ottawa Ontario - H.Tope killed
1996: N51HT, Gerald Beck, Wahpeton ND
2002: Aug 27, N51HT, Paul Ehlen, Bloomington MN, restoration
2004: restoration in progress, complete summer '05
2005: Apr 07, N51PE, Paul Ehlen, Bloomington MN
2005: Restoration complete and "Little Horse" is making stops at all the shows within a tank or two of fuel. Good to see another nicely restored P-51 in the air.
2008: N51PE, for sale, Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City UT
2010: sold, going to Houston Texas
2011: Apr 6, Little Horse LLC, part of the Texas Flying Legends Museum
2018: Aug 16, moved, based at the Dakota Territory Air Museum, Minot ND
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Image Credits:
  Mark Strangio    
  Bill Green    
  Steve Williams   Airliners.net  
  Gerald Liang   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  Dan Linn    
  Harry Tope   via Elizabeth Tope Paynter  
  Caz Caswell   Caz's Aviation Pics  
  George Trussell    
  Den Pascoe    
  Glenn Chatfield    
  Charles Mapes    
  Gary Chambers    
  John Beyl    
  Liza Eckardt   Liza's Pics  
  Curtis Fowles   MustangsMustangs  
  Derek Heley    
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