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Gathering of Warbirds, mid 80's
photo by Curtis Fowles
Ed Grabel, Bill Hane
Ho Hun when it was coded JT J in the early 80s. At the time of this picture, it did not have the name on this side. N151X, serial number 44-11628. Later coded CY H and has a black prop. On display at Champlin Fighter Museum, Mesa AZ.
Not so fast! New info from Ho! Hun owner Bill Hane states that Ho! Hun never had a paddle blade prop. Looking closer at this picture and another picture of Ho! Hun front view clearly show differences in the paint, prop, empenages and breathers. Now all of these things could still be the same P-51 over years of changes. But I have a poor slide of Ho! Hun when it was coded JT J in front of another 55th FG paint P-51 that I believe is coded JA J but cannot be sure. It was taken at Madera in 1983.
I believe that this photo is of 44-74910, N51SJ owned by Stephen Johnson at the time. It is now at Yanks Air Museum in Chino named "Miss Judy" and coded JA J.
Now, Case Closed!