Looks like one of Dick Phillips' tough shots. Don Vance has sent us some awesome old survivor pics to share with everyone. This is the first of many! Good Hunting.
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HINT: ex RCAF and ex Reno Racer.
T J Johansen
I've been struggling with this one. But after looking at other photos, reading the hints, etc I think we're talking about N6340T. That is the only plain aluminum 51 I know of that wore "red socks" at the time. The patch on the leading edge of the left wing also corresponds to contemporary photos of 40T.
This is P-51D N6340T, 44-73149 when owned by Robert MacFarlane.
Excellent work, not an easy one to solve!