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Case 377    Saturday 10 Jan 2015 by Jim
I sat in it when Glenn owned it back in 66. I was two, my dad worked for Glenn and I have 8mm film my dad took of Glenn flying his mustang up at chico from the air and on the ground. My dad told me why he crashed it, and the film shows how he flew it on take off. I have a photo of it bent up on the runway.
Jim
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Case 25    Thursday 08 Jan 2015 by Charles irvin
I remember this plane!!!

If I recall correctly, the late Fred Sebby took me for a spin in this one once: my first P-51 ride (again, from what I recall)! That was back when John owned it.

Always wondered whatever happened to it. Glad to see its still in the air!
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Case 28    Thursday 08 Jan 2015 by Charles Irvin
Isn't this the same P-51 that Fred had to do an "entertaining" dead-stick landing in??? (dodging powerlines, cars, buildings, and pedestrians)I believe it was in Kern County somewhere.

I recall seeing the newspaper article in his hangar at the Compton Airport. The photo jarred my memory: with the exception of the Air Races, I haven't been near any Warbirds since about the time of Fred's passing, but I remember seeing pictures of this plane.
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Case 352    Saturday 27 Dec 2014 by Thomas Hesselgrave
Alvin Hesselgrave was my father and his first time to fly this Mustang I was in the back seat. This was just after Bill Fornof brought it to Houma from Cavalier. Bill actually had a third Bearcat(his first)that landed after the engine quit on takeoff in a field. It had a drop tank that caught in the dirt and it flipped over and eventually burned. He also had a Fairchild PT-26 that flipped over taking off from Timbalier Island. After recovery I flew that one many times. Bill also flipped a Sea Fury on landing in Houma. The Mustang colors were Cadillac bronze, cordovan and white. I custom painted my 1956 Chevy to match. The last time I saw N9149R was in Houma just before it left for Gainsville. I loved that airplane.
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Case 152    Sunday 21 Dec 2014 by Ben Gay III
Then Kristian's memory lives on through you! Make him proud!
All the best!
Ben Gay III
The Closers
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Case 425    Saturday 20 Dec 2014 by Bill Lamb
Okay,I believe the first one is 44-74497 "Vergeltungswaffe" when owned by Hess Bomberger,later modified into a TF,now "Little Witch".The next one is 45-11381 "Glamorous Glen " when owned by Ed and Connie Bowlin,it crashed 9/6/01,the remains now owned by Jack Roush.The third one is 45-11453 "Old Crow" when owned by Mickey Rupp,it crashed 2/12/96,and I believe was parted out.The last one off to the side is 44-63507 "Double Trouble Two" when owned by Don Davidson,still flying in these colors,owned by Jerry Yagen.
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Case 152    Saturday 20 Dec 2014 by mikkoj
kristian haget that died in the krash.. he was one of my fathers best friends.. i got my oneof my names after him..
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Case 23    Friday 19 Dec 2014 by DAVID DANIELSON
Looking at this photo I can think of only one thing about it that prop on that plane is polished and I remember when my uncle Norman Danielson would do that on a P51 he would get so mad if they would fly in the rain, then he would need to redo the prop to get it to look good.
I will ask my Dad what P51 it was that he polished.
If it is the P51 that I think it is John Boulton and my uncle Norman Danielson were in it when they crashed on October 15,1975
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Case 29    Friday 19 Dec 2014 by Larry Perkins
Walter "Bud" Fountain bought the Mustang from Dr. Wolohan for $8,500.00 in 1965. I had looked at the Mustang the day before for another party who tried to buy it for $8,000.00.

I told Bud that Dr. Wolohan's Mustang was for sale for $8,500.00. He went down to Merced the following day and bought it. The purchase price included a spare engine and a ground power cart.

Bud flew the Mustang out of Modesto, California for a few years then disassembled the aircraft. The Mustang was still disassembled when Bud sold it, possibly to John Crocker.

Bud was killed in the crash of his F8F Bearcat during the 1973 Mojave Air Races. The Bearcat caught fire in flight. Bud pulled up to about three thousand feet. However, he did not get out of the aircraft before being overcome by fire. The fire was so intense that the tail control surface fabric was burned before the aircraft pitched down and impacted the ground.
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Case 424    Tuesday 02 Dec 2014 by T J Johansen
This is Cavalier N30FF which is using wrong serial # 45-11559. The photo shows the 51 shortly after return from El Salvador as part of the group Jack Flaherty recovered from said Air Force. As William Yoak says, it was later painted in a grey USAF scheme, going through several owners before being made into a TF for Max Chapman with the name "Mad Max".