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44-74404 N151RJ "Dazzling Donna"
44-74404     N151RJ
Bob Odegard
Kindred ND
P-51 Survivor 44-74404 N151RJ
Flying
NAA Type:

Serial #:

Registry:
.. past:
P-51D-30NA

44-74404

N151RJ
  N4132A (#2)
  N7129E (#1)

History / Previous Identities:


1951: Jan 11, RCAF 9276
1956: Jan 22, belly landing at Mount Hope, Hamilton 424 Squadron
1957: Dec 27, RCAF SOC
1960: N4132A (#2), James Defuria / Intercontinental Airways
1960: N4132A (#2), M.L. Alson / Aero Enterprises, Elkhart IN
1960: crashed
rep. possibly to Guatemalan AF, not confirmed
1974: N4132A (#2), Gary Harris, Half Moon Bay CA
197?: N4132A (#2), William Speer, San Diego CA
1989: N4132A (#2), Gerald Beck / Tri-State Aviation, Wahpeton ND, Restoration Project
1990: N7129E (#1), Bob Odegaard, Kindred ND, finished restoration
1994: N151RJ, Bob Odegaard, Kindred ND
1995: first flight
2006: June - repainted "Stang" for the movie "Thunder Over Reno"
2007: EAA Airventure in Oshkosh - Casey Odegaard is flying in the mock air race during the showcase flights. At 3:17 pm, Casey just touched down on runway 36 and is starting his tail up roll out. Gerry Beck, in his P-51A, collided with the tail of Odegaard's P-51D. The P-51D's tail was kicked up into the air sending the nose onto the pavement. The P-51A flipped over onto its back and crashed on the side of the runway. Sadly, Beck was killed. Casey Odegaard skidded to a stop off the side of the runway in the grass, exited under his own power and tried to help his friend.
2008: repairs cont. should be flying soon
2010: flying again
2012: Sep 07 - tragic death of Bob Odegaard. Bob was practicing for an airshow at Barnes County Muni, Valley City ND when he crashed during the routine. Bob will be sorely missed.

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  Curtis Fowles   MustangsMustangs  
  Dick Phillips   Warbird Images  
  Mark Kallio    
  Polish Air 42    
  Rudy Morris    
  Robert Odegaard    

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