The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 233
44-84962     N9857P     Closed
Solved by: Jim Church, Dick Phillips
P-51 Who 233
Case#: 233
Date: Dec 26 2002
By: Aaron Olden
Photo: 1984
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-84962
Registry: N9857P
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Jim Church
12/27/2002 20:30
I beleive this is N9857P, s/n 44-84962, owned be Lee Schaller. Ex-Indonesian Air Force F-312, it had made its first post restoration flight in 1983 (at Chino, I figure around when this must have been taken).One of the Indonesian airframes recovered by the late Steven Johnson..... now in storage in Illinois???? Jim
Dick Phillips
01/14/2003 22:59
Yes, this is indeed N9857P. It is reported to be an ex AURI machine, that went to Indonesia with the serial number 72-1538. I sure wish we had a better handle on those late Cavalier fiscal serial numbers. On further study into N9857P, I find that it went to Cavalier as 44-84962, was rebuilt in 1972, reserialed 72-1638 and went to the AURI as F-364. It was among the airframes that Stephen Johnson imported in 1978.
Steve Seghetti
01/22/2003 11:33
this one was put together by hinton for lee schaller in early 80s. Hinton delivered it to napa and lee flew it a few times. now stored at schellville apt near sonoma,ca.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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