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Gathering of Warbirds
Madera, Ca early 80's
Well, Jim missed it the first try but regrouped and nailed it on the second
He had the correct owner, but the wrong P-51.
" So here goes my second attempt...... Could it be
Bernie Jackson's N251BP, s/n 44-84753? He purchased it from Bob Pond, through
Courtesy Aircraft, in 1998. When it was owned by Bob Pond, it was known as
"Mighty Moose," and its paint scheme loosely (very loosely)
represented the mount of 357th FG ace M.A. "Moose" Beacraft. Before
Pond purchased the aircraft in 1986, it had been owned by Ted Contri, of Reno,
Nevada. It was one of two Mustangs owned by him over the years to carry the
same registration of N51TC. I believe your photo shows it during this period.
Before that, it was registered N5436V, and was based in California. "
You are right Jim. Ted owned this aircraft at the time of the photo but
might not have been the pilot. During this time period, Dan Martin was known to
be flying this P-51 at times. His Ridge Runner III was down for repairs.
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