HINT: This is not a survivor today, unless it is part of another P-51. It is NX54954, the rest is up to you.
Another hint (from Dick Phillips):It crashed on 1 Sep 47 with a different N number.
It is a A36 Invader No 42-83769 the photo was taken in the summer of 1946 at the De Ponti aviation Hanger in Minneapolis , was sold to Shorty De Ponti and then later to Woody Edmundson
I have a picture of NX 4E City of Lynchburg Va II that I took at Cleveland. I worked ?? for Woody keeping his airplanes clean. The picture I took and Woody signed has a 4 bladed prop. All A-36-A`s I have seen had 3 bladed props. Can anyone give me information about this? I was only 16 at the time
One was A-36A-1-NA, 42-83769, c/n 15987,originally registered as NX54954 to Everett Hogan of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, subsequently purchased by Woodrow W. Edmundson of Lynchburg, Virginia, and re-registered as NX4E.It competed at Cleveland in 1947 as race number 15 City of Lynchburg, Virginia II. It finished 3rd in the 1947 Kendall at 372.392 mph, flying the third lap at 390.145 mph! During the Thompson Trophy Race the Allison exploded in the eleventh lap. Edmundson bailed out safely, and the A-36 crashed and was destroyed. Edmundson also owned the Limited Type Certificate No. 15-2 for the A-36A.Only a 16 year old boy who loves mustangs, so used google(hope thats not cheating) found it in a article by Leo J. Kohn on http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3901/is_/ai_n9075786
Hmmmm... Dick Phillips lists this one as NX54954, 42-83768. If you are out there Dick, please help clarify. Thanks.
Dick has confirmed a typo, the serial is 42-83769. Good work David and Douglas.