The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 308
44-74536     N5452V     Closed
Solved by: William Yoak, Marc Koelich
P-51 Who 308
Case#: 308
Date: Jun 11 2004
By: Emil Strasser
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-74536
Registry: N5452V
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
William Yoak
06/21/2004 02:39
This was photo was probably taken in the mid sixties when the aircraft was owned and flown by Dave Allender--a pilot for PSA. He participated in the Los Angeles National Air races (held at Fox Field in Lancaster,CA) in both 1965 and 1966. I'm not certain of his participation with this aircraft at Reno, though. This Mustang was eventually acquired by Howie Keefe and became the famous "Miss America" in 1969. The aircraft is nearing completion of a rebuild following an accident at Reno after a blown engine in 2002 at Reno. Dr. Brent Hisey of Tulsa OK has been the present owner/pilot for the last several years.
Marc Koelich
07/04/2004 22:11
So this Mustang would be 44-74536, N5452V.
Don Vance
12/10/2005 11:39
Everyone seems to leave out Bob Cleaves that owned 44-74536 between Allender and Howie Keefe. The red, white & blue color scheme originated with Cleaves.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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