The North American P-51 Mustang
P-51 Who?   Case # 42
44-72483     N13410     Closed
Solved by: Jim Church, Vlado Lenoch, ARIE
P-51 Who 42
Case#: 42
Date: May 15 2000
By: Bill Green
Photo: N13410 - EAA Rockford '68
Status: Closed
Serial: 44-72483
Registry: N13410
P-51 Who? Viewer Responses
Jim Church
05/23/2000 19:42
Case #42 shows s/n 44-72483, which had served in Sweden as Fv26087, and Nicaragua as GN 85, before returning to the US as N6160U, with Bill Martin, of Chicago, Illinois. David Forrest bought it, and had it restored in the markings of 361st F.G. 'Yellowjackets' leader, Colonel Tom Christian's 'Lou IV.' This was perhaps the first 'warbird' P-51 to wear something even remotely resembling a wartime paint scheme. In place of the serial (the original Lou IV's was 44-13410), it carried its new registration N13410 on its tail. It then went south again, to El Salvador, as FAS 411, and fought in the 1969 'Soccer War' with neighboring Honduras. It apparently returned again to the US in 1974, and one book I have shows that it was registered N36DD, N38FF and N151DM.
Vlado Lenoch
05/23/2000 20:11
This bird went to El Salvador as FAS 411 in 1974.
05/24/2000 10:44
N151DM is registered to Dan Martin of San Jose, CA. The P-51 flies as "Ridge Runner III", Pierce McKennon's WWII fighter.
Case Closed!
P-51 Mustang

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