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WWII Bombers
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44-74832 N551TM "Boomer"
44-74832     N551TM
Tim McPherson
ND
P-51 Survivor 44-74832 N551TM
Flying
NAA Type:

Serial #:

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

44-74832

N551TM
  CF-MWT
  N6310T
  N94384

History / Previous Identities:


1951: Jan 10, RCAF 9269, SOC Nov 1 1960
1958: Dec 30, CF-MWT (res), James Defuria / Intercontinental Airways
1960: N6310T (#1), James Defuria
1960: May 10, N6310T, Aero Enterprises, Elkhart IN
1961: June 17, N6310T, Clyde Werner, Elkhart IN
1968: June 05, N6310T, Mark Clark / Courtesy Aircraft, Loves Park IL
1968: Sep 13, N6310T, Bill Allen, Greenboro NC, RCAF colours
1969: May 3 photo at Santee SC: bare metal w/ N6310T on side
1969: Jun 07, N6310T, Tifton Air Service / Buddy Bryan

Painted in cavalier white on yellow w/ black stripe. Bryan made several trips to the Bahamas in N6310T. On one occasion, he lost power during climb-out and had to turn back and dead stick into Freeport. Bryan says, "what a rate of decent, that was a ride". He totaled about 300 hours in N6310T when he delivered it to Max Hoffman in Fort Collins, Co.

1971: Mar 04, N6310T, Max Hoffman, Fort Collins CO
1976: N6310T, Gerald Konig, Tuma CO
1978: Feb 01, N6310T, Max Hoffman, Fort Collins CO, "Boomer"
1980: N6310T, Ward Wilkins, Linden IN
1981: N6310T, Gary Norton, Athol ID, destroyed in hangar fire
1983: N6310T, Mickey Rupp, Port Salerno FL
1985: restoration with 45-11453,
45-11453 flew as "Old Crow" then "Samari" race #5
1996: N551MR 45-11453 | heavily damaged/fire on landing

2003: remains / paperwork sold, Jack Roush, Livornia MI, restoration project
2005: Oct 25, N551TM, Tim McPherson, Page ND

25 Images of   44-74832   N551TM   "Boomer" on file
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  Image Credits:

  Buddy Bryan    
  Curtis Fowles   MustangsMustangs  
  Craig Lambert    
  Den Pascoe    
  Emil Strasser   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  Gary Chambers    
  Gerald Liang   courtesy Warbird Aero Press  
  Joe Scheil    
  Norm Shea    
  Tony Kambic    

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