The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 328
45-11633     N5413V     Closed
Solved by: Jack Cook, RSJ
P-51 Who 328
Case#: 328
Date: Feb 16 2005
By: TJ Johansen
Status: Closed
Serial: 45-11633
Registry: N5413V
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
02/17/2005 11:04
I had a friend who looked at this a/c while looking for a warbird (he bought a T-28B). As I remember it was restored and for offered for sale by Art Teeters, Cal Pacific in CA about 10 years ago. I don't know the ID.
Curtis Fowles
02/17/2005 20:31
Correct location Jack, you can see the large old hangar with "Salinas" on it in the background. This P-51 I was able to see in the late 90's (98 or 99) but Art would not let me take any pictures of it at that time. It was kept in airworthy condition by Art and staff. The owner came by maybe once or twice a year and flew it. I was told that he always used 3-point landings which is not too common in the USA today. Someone told me that it is hard on the rear fuselage. No name on it at that time, just the star and bars. Still flying today, in different colors.
03/02/2005 15:36
This plane belonged to William Lacy of Hawaii. It was restored by Art Teeters in Salinas and sold to Lady Alice Corp.(Bob Jepson) in 2000. The aircraft, beautifully restored, is flying out of Savannah, Ga. as Lady Alice. Registered as N151MW the aircraft's serial number is 45-11633.
Irene Lacy
05/18/2006 01:13
Yes, I'm proud to say that I was allowed the great privilege of flying in this very plane with my father Bill Lacy. On one such flight from Oahu to the Big Island, when I was 6 years old, his love of acrobatics led to my emptying the contents of my stomach all over my pretty new dress. I believe my father was happiest when flying his P-51 & yes, what a great pilot he was.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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