Test your P-51 memory, knowledge
and research ability!
by Gerald Liang
Koelich, Kerr, Phillips, Pfaendler, Nurmi, McMillin
N3451D, racer 96, is 44-75007, a tall-tail Cavalier rebuilt P-51D.
It later flew as "Paul 1", code PH-P, in a blue scheme a la "Lou IV".
N3451D is P-51D, 44-75007, ex N5462V, Race # 96. Owner at time of photo was believed
to be Jerry Brassfield of the Pacific Military Air Museum, hence the name on the nose.
It is a Cavalier modified aircraft. Time frame for photo was 1970-1973. Aircraft
now owned by EAA and is flown as Paul I
Case 208 is of course, N3451D 44-75007.
It had been N5462V when it went to Cavalier Aircraft for rebuild in 1963.
It emerged from Cavalier as N3451D and sold to Tempress Research Co. in
Sunnyvale, CA. Next Jerry Brassfield of San Jose owned it and put the name
PACIFIC MILITARY AIR MUSEUM, on the cowl and raced it at Mojave as #96.
I'd say your photo was taken in 1975. In 1977 it went to the EAA Foundation
in Oshkosh, repainted into a "yellow nose" and carries the name PAUL 1, where
it is still flying.
N3451D Was owned by Jerry Brassfield and raced by Bob Love in the mid 70's.
This pic is from the Mojave Air Races in 1975.
The planes racing history is:
1973 Reno Air Races qualified 14th at 349.653 and did not race
1975 Mojave Air Races qualified 13th at 342.21 finished silver race in 7th at 323.47
1976 Reno Air Races qualified 9th at 342.857 finished silver race in 3rd at 351.220
1966 N3451D Trans Florida Aviation Inc, Sarasota Fl
1969 Tempress Research Co Corp, Sunnyvale CA
1978 to present EAA / Paul Poberezny, Hales Corner WI (Paul I)
This is Bob Love racing Jerry Brassfield's Cavalier, probably about Reno 1976.
This aircraft became Paul I when sold to the EAA.
It's nice to see one I can actually solve!
I think this is Jerry Brassfield's airplane flown by Bob Love at Mojave in 1975-79.
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