Test your P-51 memory, knowledge and research ability!
by Dick Phillips
Chris Abrey, Dave Evans, Tom Tummers, Mike Schreeve
Case 176 is Robs Lamplough's Miss Helen G-BIXL, taken at North Weald, I would guess shortly after the restoration was first completed, before she went into the Memphis Belle markings, as this scheme looks a little different from the one she currently wears.
Looks like Ros lamplough's G-BIXL, outside his hangar at North Weald.
01/09/45: Delivered USAAF 487th FS, 352 FG, 8th AF
WWII Vet: coded HO M(bar) "Miss Helen" flown by Capt. Raymond Littge
and "Miss Nita" flown by Lt. Russell Ross
1947: Swedish AF 26116 F4, later F16 coded gF
1953: sold to Israeli AF IDFAF 2343?
1976: Recoverd from Israel (Robert Lamplough)
1987: restored Duxford using 44-72770 , flew as 472216 HO L, HO M
Flew in Memphs Belle film as "Miss L"
2000: restored to WWII markings of "Miss Helen"
Robs Lamplough's G-BIXL, at North Weald shortly after painting as Raymond Littge's HO-M, 352nd FG scheme. A somewhat short-lived scheme in 1989, soon repainted in OD as 'Miss L' for filming 'Memphis Belle', this aircraft was painted back into this scheme last year, with the addition of the name 'Miss Helen'
This aircraft sufferd a heavy landing on the 13th July 2008 ending up with a broken undercart leg and shock loaded engine. As of November 2008 she is still sitting at Duxford awaiting repairs.