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P-51 Who?   Case # 411
44-84745     N5439V     Closed
Solved by: John Kerr, TJ Johansen
P-51 Who 411
Case#: 411
Date: Apr 15 2013
By: Don Vance
Photo: Brackett Field, Pomona CA 1971
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-84745
Registry: N5439V
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
John Kerr
04/15/2013 19:42
This is P-51D, N5439V, 44-84745. Believe photo taken at Covina, CA, 1963-1965 time frame. Aircraft at that time was owned by Cline Cantarin of Lancaster, CA, or Stanly Korzet of Covina, CA. Aircraft later to N851D#2, and is now with Stallion 51 as Crazy Horse.
Don Vance
04/19/2013 10:15
I won't enter into the identity of this A/C, but the photo was taken at Brackett field in Pomona, CA. This '51 and the Bearcat in the background were used in the movie "Wings of Fire" starring Suzanne Pleshet (sp?) filmed at Brackett. I think I took the photo in 1971.
T J Johansen
04/22/2013 01:10
This is 44-84745 N5439V while owned by Stan Kurzet of Covina, CA. He owned three 51s and a Bearcat (in the back of photo) during the 60s. Both these planes were featured in the 1967 film "Wings of fire".
Case Closed!
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