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WWII Bombers
The North American P-51 Mustang
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We know the P-51, who is the pilot and GIB?
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Case 105    Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 by Frank Strickler
Where is this Mustang on static display now? Still at Fresno?
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Case 152    Sunday 18 Jun 2017 by Brad Jackson
My name is Brad Jackson. I am the son of Frances, Bill Patrick's younger sister. I always got bits and pieces of the story about his death. I'd like to know more now that I am an adult and need to put thing in perspective. I once lived on the High Valley Ranch as a kid for about a year around 1969- 1972, not sure of the exact dates. I remember LDI. Many fond memories of riding motorcycles and hiking up to the Casa Matania , as i think the house up on the hill was called. I remember Jack and Camille Mather. Does anyone have any photos that they are willing to share of Bill, Marie , Lisa and William? Also any of Bill and Marian? All i have are some photos of his lear jet and his home in Tiburon. Uncle Bill used to take me and little William up in his sea plane, We'd land in Clear Lake or close to it if I remember correctly. My second time to California we stayed a few weeks with Marian and Greg in the summer after Bill died. These memories have stayed with me all my life and have intrigued me ever since I was little boy. Brad- visionaries2020@comcast.net
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Case 104    Thursday 15 Jun 2017 by Kim Kephart
Around the mid eighties I had the opportunity to fly with George. Nothing like that experience. He would fly the P-51 to Florida during the winter months. While at the Orlando Executive FBO I had that once in a lifetime chance to climb into that dual control cockpit with George. I was married at the time and my in-laws were the kind that lived their lives at the mercy of the great WarBirds. I witnessed a few.... P-40 was amazing but the P-51 was different... firing up a P-51 engine at dusk to watch the stacks lighting up in succession.

I was a 22 year old girl whose knowledge of WarBirds could fit into a thimble and I was forever changed by that flight. From the beginning as George prepared for take off, his conversation with the tower set the tone for the rest of the flight. The tower did what they normally do and then put in their request for a fly-by. George said something in return to air traffic control that told me we were about to buzz the tower. We did just that, I can't say for certain but I thought I heard the air traffic controllers voice crack as if he was holding back emotions when he thanked George for the aeronautical nod.

My flight was a ride that unfortunately I would not fully appreciate till later. The G-force pulls, the barrel rolls the dives the assents.... none fully appreciated till another date and time. My recollection of George Enhorning was a kind, unassuming man that loved and respected flying. His calm demeanor left me unafraid of every twist and turn and the moments of such force that I could not lift my hand from my lap. His wit as he flipped me and turned me and twisted me had me laughing like a little kid. After a flight like that your life has changed, one I will never forget.

Hearing that George had crashed Passion Wagon was empty news. Made my heart feel empty. These days as I get older and I witness grandparents, parents and friends struggle at the end of their lives I think about George Enhorning and while sad he left this earth far too early, his life ended flying in the most bad-ass propeller driven aircraft and if reports are right, he was able to control the crash away from homes in an attempt to save other lives. My condolences to the loved ones of George Enhorning and the USAF Brig. General that was on board that fateful day.
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Case 54    Tuesday 13 Jun 2017 by Michael Cuy
My Cousin Darleen Schwark married Sol Pusey in 1971 and Aunt Ceil left a few photos of Sol by N7711C while he owned it. I have a few photos of it from that period parked on the ground in CA.
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Case 139    Tuesday 16 May 2017 by charles butler III
Does anyone have pictures as 20 charlie or 16s+++
the couple i have are old and faded
Never did have a photo in flight
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Case 28    Wednesday 12 Apr 2017 by joseph orbi
Trying to get Jerry Miles email address. Have questions for him.
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Case 369    Friday 07 Apr 2017 by Jay Arment
Update and correction of my 7/27/2015 response.
The P-51 was owned by Gary Norton, and flown out of the private "Henley Aerodrome" in Athol Idaho. The date of the total hanger and contents fire was July 28th, 1981. Unfortunately,"One Man's Pleasure" was a total loss.
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Case 141    Saturday 01 Apr 2017 by Brandon Ayers
I'm located at Gainesville, Texas where this plane was originally located. Some members of our EAA Chapter gave me copies of this plane from back in the 80's when it was in the old WWII hanger. I am very interested in where the plane is now and if it is out of restoration now. I would love to be able to show a picture to our older EAA members of the current condition and location of this aircraft.

Brandon Ayers
940-780-8062
kurtayers_24@yahoo.com
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Case 104    Tuesday 21 Feb 2017 by Frank Sykes
It is gratifying to see so many great comments about George Enhorning and his beloved Mustang. My dad worked for Mr. Enhorning at Bruce Mfg. as a toolmaker and truly loved this jovial man. I think George appreciated my dad as well, maybe because he knew Dad was a Marine in WWII and served at Guatalcanal. Dad told me how George buzzed the plant one day, and I think it was just after he repowered it with the Rolls Royce engine. Dad wasn't much of an aircraft enthusiast, but he loved big engines and took me over to Oxford to see it. We were devastated when he was killed. I don't think the plant survived long after that.
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Case 140    Thursday 16 Feb 2017 by Terrysonday
What happened to mustang 44-14419 Jenall. I can't find it in your file