Tom Kuchinski's P-51. Based at Timmerman Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tom unfortunately was killed in this airplane after entering a stall.
Martin / Swiss Mustangs
I concur with Tom see case #177 Martin
When I was a young boy growing up in Milwaukee,Wi Mitchell field was my back yard. I remember always watching a powder blue P-51 doing T & G'S,one day my older brother took me to the FBO and I was able to actually touch the plane. This was in the late sixties or early seventies.I also remember it getting a new paint job, does anybody know if this could be the same plane? Or does anybody have a picture of that powder blue mustang from Milwaukee. Thank you for any help.
T J Johansen
Hi Steve, The Mustang you are talking about is most likely Tom Kuchinsky's other 51, N6165U. Both Mustangs received the camo paint, but this one, N6518D had been white with a red cheat line previously! T J
Carol L Schmiddt
Today (04/18/2014) I found this site. I HAVE pictures of the T.J. "Tom" Kuchinsky plane. My late dad, A.L. Schmidt (Milwaukee, WI), a staff photographer for Kalmbach Publishing Co, a private pilot in the 1950's, and avid R/C model plane enthusiast, shot four (4) black & white photos of his plane at what appears to be Mitchell Field (Milw). I don't see a registration # on the plane. It just says "T.J. 'TOM' KUCHINSKY" below the canopy. I will USPS these to his family, if anyone knows of a mailing address.
Hi this is Steve from the post above, could you email those four photos
that you have, I sure would love to see them. Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
I just stumbled across this site today (6-15-2021) Tom was my Uncle, he was married to my fathers sister. I was 11 years old when he passed. I grew up very close to Timmerman Field and have fond memories of riding my bike to the airport to watch his airplane. If anyone has more photos of his plane(s) or any information about his accident, I would be very grateful for those. I have been flying for many years and own and fly an A36 Bonanza. Thank you for this site.