P-51D 44-73857 RCAF 9245 N6351T to James Defuria. Then as N651D to Richard Snyder as a racer "Miss Phoebe II" #45. The aircraft was modified with a wet wing at this time. The aircraft passed through two more owners before Don Plumb of Windsor, Ontario bought her 23 January 1975. Quickly passing to John Bolton of Sandford, FL 21 February 1975 she was destroyed less than 8 months later, crashing alongside CF-USA and Don Plumb, 15.10.75.
The plane in this case, # 223 figures prominently on the CD. This is N651D, 44-73857, Johnny Bolton’s “Hi Honey” sitting on the runway at Sanford, FL.
This is "HI HONEY" N651D 44-73857, ex N6315T, ex RCAF 9244.
It went thru seven owners between RCAF service and 15 Oct 75, when it crashed
near Big Spring, TX, killing owner Johnny Boulton. He was flying with Don
Plumb who was in CF-USA, and they both crashed within 5 miles of each other,
but it was not believed to have been a midair. They both flew into the same
Texas thunderstorm, and didn't make it.
Just a few misspellings in your text. The name is spelled "Bolton", he was Ford Dealer in Maitland Florida, Johnny Bolton Ford. The location for the plane was "Sanford" Florida. I watched him fly that thing in the sky over Maitland many times. He certainly knew how to have fun with it. I assume that he was strictly VFR and never had any IFR training.