The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 146
44-74466     N10607     Closed
Solved by: Roger Baker, Dave Lindauer
P-51 Who 146
Case#: 146
Date: Nov 01 2001
By: Dick Phillips
Photo: Crystal Lake Airport 1962
photo by Earl Reinert
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-74466
Registry: N10607
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Roger Baker
12/27/2001 01:18
Could it be N6301T? That airplane was in the Chicago area during the early '60s; bare metal, cuff blade prop, same antennas...however, slightly different contours to the anti-glare panel on the photos that I have of '01T taken around '65-'68.
01/15/2002 00:00
Sorry, Roger. Hint: the N number is all numbers (5 of them) and they add up to a total of 14.
Roger Baker
02/12/2002 00:00
Another shot at case 146...since it wasn't N6301T....could it have been another of the MACO group of airplanes (44-73428) registered N6324T at the time of the photo? Later with Lefty Gardner as N12065. (Great hint!)
02/15/2002 12:00
Sorry, Roger. Very good try though.
David Lindauer
02/17/2002 01:39
Based upon the hint, I'll take a guess that this is N10607, 44-74466. Currently "Barbara Jean" registered to Parmley Aviation Services Inc. with Harry Barr, it was previously well known as Wiley Sanders' "Georgia Mae" and Jack Sliker's "Escape I." Previously RCAF 9227, by the early 1960s this one was with George Hanby.
Roger Baker
02/24/2002 13:08
I usually don't get fixated on things like this...but, since this case is a photo by my old friend, the late Earl Reinert (from whom I got my FM-2 long ago), I really wanted to "figger" it out. From your hint, I'm gonna' guess that it's N10607 (44-74466).
John Putman
11/19/2009 18:49
This mustang was raced in Reno by my father (John Putman Sr.) for quite a few years as Georgia Mea, but he and I discovered that Barbara Jean had made a forced landing in a field in the midwest. We were given some photos from a friend a few years ago showing the mustang in the field near a highway it seemed.
Case Closed!
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