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44-14377 NX33699 "AMD 405"
44-14377     NX33699
P-51 Survivor 44-14377 NX33699
Written Off - 1950
NAA Type:

Serial #:

Registry:
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P-51D-10NA

44-14377

NX33699

History / Previous Identities:


1946: ? last service with 3rd AF, 302nd Base Unit
1946: ? Speed record set between Mexico City and Los Angeles in 4:23 averaging 356 mph. Pilot was Abelardo L. Rodriquez Jr.
1947: NX33699, #90 "Magic Town"
1947: Bendix Race: 2nd place at 458 mph, Joe DeBona pilot, retired from air racing.
1948: May 27, export license issued for ferry flight from Miami - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - island of Hispanola.
Issued #405 with the AMD (Cuerpo de Aviacion Militar Dominicana
1951: June 8, suffered damage during gun practice - repaired
1952: Sep 16, suffered damage as FAD 1703 - repaired
1954: withdrawn from use
#405 was nicknamed "El Negrito" by members of the AMD
El Negrito kept the long-range fuel tanks and navigation used in the Bendix Race for reconnaissance work. Later the tanks were removed and the P-51 was outfitted with armament.
Photos show that this P-51 retained its all black paint when in AMD service.

Info above from P-51 historian John L. Dienst

4 Images of   44-14377   NX33699   "AMD 405" on file
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  Image Credits:

  Dick Phillips   Warbird Images  
  Howard Gribble   Flickr - Kid Deuce  
  Norm Shea    

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