The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 30
44-74391     N38229     Closed
Solved by: Jim Church, DP
P-51 Who 30
Case#: 30
Date: Jan 01 2000
By: MustangsMustangs
Photo: Latin American paint job (FAG)
unknown photo date/place
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-74391
Registry: N38229
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
01/01/2000 08:30
Looks like paint scheme of the Guatemalan AF, but not 100% sure.
The Cessna in the background has a Mexico registration.
Unknown date and place of photo.
(perhaps during a stop over enroute to/from the US)
Jim Church
01/12/2000 09:41
Hard to say for sure, but I think this photo shows Guatemalan Air Force FAG 351, 44-74391, now owned by Connie Edwards, and in storage at Big Springs, Texas. That would make it N38229, which was brought back to the US with several others in 1972 . Matching the camouflage pattern to other photos I have seem to make this the likely candidate, as well as the fact that most of the other Guatemalan P-51s Edwards imported had cuffed props. I believe the photo was taken after their return from Guatemala, as the emblem painted below the cockpit was added sometime around 1973.
02/05/2005 12:00
Confirmation. This is 44-74391, N38229.
Case Closed!
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