I don't know the airplane, but that looks like Jim Maloney (at the nose) and probably Steve Hinton with his back to the camera. By the haircuts, probably mid '70s. Maybe that will jog someone's memory.
Is this the Randy Be'loff that I knew from Flabob airport and March AFB in the early 1970's, who used to own a nice Luscombe. Contact me when you get a chance.nCraig O'Mara
MARLEY F GREEN
[[[[ i have several old pictures of p51s i flew in the 1950s ]]] and was part owner of one---- in ogden utah---- with my friends TRUMAN MILEY - RUSS O CONLY AS RUSS IS NOW GONE AND THE PLANE WAS PAINTED GRAY I FLEW THE DEW LINE--- CANADA AND US FOR RADAR SITES ALONG WITH A SQDN FROM STEAD AFB IN RAP CITY S D BECAUSE OF THE COLD WAR AND ALSO TO CALIBRATE THE SITES [RADAR] I ALSO HAVE MANY PICTURE ON THE FLIGHT LINE WITH THE OLD P51D NO. ON THEM-- AND OUTHERS
Based on the comments by Marley F. Green, I believe this aircraft to be N4143A, 44-74445, when owned by Mr. Miley in Roy, UT. Aircraft later to N4132A. Sure would like to see the other photo that Mr. Green talks about.
another guess: N5480V 44-73129
Hi to all regarding case 362 i do not know the serial no of this bird but i am pretty sure it was recieving a new engine and the place was the Reno airraces in 1988 as i have a photo of the front of the mustang
This picture is the CAF Gunfighter. Restoration after crash in the late 70s. I would need to check the logs and some of the workers of the time. They are in a hangar at Offutt AFB Omaha. Reg Urschler was Wing Commander. Note the CAF hat worn by one of the guys. Jay Johnson is at the prop. It was his engine. We still use to tow bar in the forground.
Jerry Mason crew chief.
N5428v 44-173264 CAF Gunfighter
44-73264 N5428V CAF Gunfighter for sure. Case #362 as posted 6-29-2017
It is the P-51 Gunfighter of the CAF. I was notified about this image thanks to Jerry Mason and I can recognize my grandfather in the background wearing the hat. He was actually the Wing Commander at Offutt at the time of the accident and assisted in providing a hangar to restore the Mustang. Great accomplishment for everyone involved at the time.
my aircraft #140 station at stead air base... rapid city so dakota... re assined to minot no dakota.......flew dew line .. 3 in air all time ..due to cold war [russia] for 1 year after korea war .....then radar sites .took over . the plane in picture ...looked like to me ,was one in hill field ogden utah area ....now on display in roy utah museum.....an named [[ aurdey ]]
Based on info provided by Jerry Mason and Erik Wondra, we are closing this case, finally, as 44-72364.