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Ex RCAF Mustang Warbirds Album Part 02 Index

Slideshow and Pictures 1 to 3
Slideshow of: Ex RCAF Mustang Warbirds Part 02 ©Caz Caswell 1983-2009
Album Part 02 - Slideshow
9279 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73877] In Natural Metal finish and Coded B6:S of the 363FS/357FG, representing the personal aircraft of Colonel Clarence E 'Bud' Anderson and named: 'Old Crow'  - Photographed at RAF Upper Heyford on 18th June 1992 (Picture 1 of 3)
9279 Mustang (1)
9279 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73877] N167F in 19 Squadron Markings Coded QV:S - Photographed at RAF Mildenhall on 29th May 1993 (Picture 2 of 3)
9230 Mustang (2)
9279 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73877] N167F in Olive drab finish, Coded B6:S of the 363FS/357FG, representing the personal aircraft of Colonel Clarence E 'Bud' Anderson and named: 'Old Crow' - Photographed at Duxford's 'Flying Legends' on 7th July 2007. (Picture 3 of 3)
9279 Mustang (3)

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Pictures 4 to 7
9281 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73973] C-GJCJ 'Cottonmouth' in RAAF Desert Camouflage Markings - Photographed at Hamilton International Airshow Canada on 17th June 1983
9281 Mustang
9289 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73415] N6526D - Named 'Isobel III' and in the Marking of the personal Aircraft of Flightt Lieutenant Cleland, a RNZAF exchange pilot with 363FS/357FG when based at Leiston, Suffolk. - Photographed at Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford on 30th June 2007
9289 Mustang
9297 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-30-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-74739] N51RH - Dubbed 'Ole Yeller' and in bright yellow scheme with Rockwell International Titles, operated by 'Bob Hoover'. - Photographed at the London International airshow in Ontario, Canada on 1st June 1983
9297 Mustang
9300 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73436] NL51KD in the markings  of the USAAF 375FS/361FG named 'Cutters Capers' and coded E2:S. - Photographed at the Hamilton International airshow on 17th June 1988
9300 Mustang

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Pictures 8 to 11
9560 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-20-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-63893] NL3333E named 'Dixie' and coded YC:D. - Photographed arriving at the London International airshow on 3rd June 1995
9560 Mustang
9563 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-72826] NL6344T in adapted USAAF 375FS/361FG markings, albeit with a post war USAF insignia and named 'Old Boy' Code TJ:W for owner Tom J.Watson intials. - Photographed at the Hamilton International airshow 5th June 1984 (Picture 1 of 2)
9563 Mustang (1)
9563 Boy' Code American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-72826] C-FBAU in adapted USAAF 375FS/361FG markings named 'Old Boy' Code TJ:W the intials of the previous owner Tom J.Watson. - Photographed at the Hamilton International airshow 24th September 1988 (Picture 2 of 2
9563 Mustang (2)
9567 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73140] C-FBAU in authentic Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 424 (Auxiliary) Squadron markings and coded BA:U. - Photographed at the Legends airshow at Titusville in Florida on 12th March 1983.
9567 Mustang

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Pictures 12 to 15
9568 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73149] N51JJ in the markings of USAAF 362FS/357FG with the name 'Moose' and coded G4:S - Photographed at North Weald, Essex on 13th May 1989 (Picture 1 of 2).
9568 Mustang (1)
9568 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73149] G-BTCD  in the markings of USAAF 374FS/361FG with the name 'Ferocious Frankie' and coded B7:H - Photographed at Southend-on-Sea, Essex on 28th May 2006 (Picture 2 of 2)
9568 Mustang (2)
9575 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-25-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-73463] C-FVPM in the authentic markings of Royal Canadian Air Force 442 (Auxiliary) Squadron serial KH661 and Coded Y2:C  - Photographed lifting off from home base Gatineau, Quebec on the 1st July 2010.
9575 Mustang
9577 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-30-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-74311] C-GPSI in the authentic later style markings of Royal Canadian Air Force 424 (Auxiliary) Squadron Coded PV:577 - Photographed at Hamilton International airshow on 15th June 1996.
9577 Mustang

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Pictures 16 to 19
9580 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-30-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-74389] N6346T in the markings of Major Don Bochkay's personal aircraft 'Speedball Alice' whilst with the 363FS/357FG coded B6:F. Location and Date TBA - Photo used with permission from Curtis Fowles/MustangsMustangs.
9580 Mustang
9586 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-30-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-74417] N6327T in a scheme which is loosely based on USAAF markings,  Coded with the owner Garland R Brown initials GR:B - Photographed at the Hamilton International Airshow on the 21st June 1980.
9586 Mustang
\ 9592 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-30-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-74427] N2251D Named 'Miss Coronado' in adapted USAAF markings and coded with the owners intitials  JT:B [John T Baugh] - Photographed at the Hamilton International airshow on 17th June 1983 (Picture 1 of 2).
9592 Mustang (1)
9592 North American Mustang TF IV [P-51D-30-NA - USAAF BuNo 44-74427] N2251D Named 'Nooky Booky IV' Coded G4:C of the USAAF 362FS/357FG - Photographed at the Duxford's 'Flying Legends' on 13th July 2008  (Picture 2 of 2).
9592 Mustang (2)

Photographs are Copyright of Caz Caswell, or Caz Caswell Collection except:
Picture 14 Copyright: Peter Handley © 2010-2011 courtesy of Vintage Wings of Canada , and Picture 16 Copyright:
Curtis Fowles © 2010-2011 of the: MustangsMustangs Website both Published with Permission.

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Album Part 1 Notes and Links by Caz
Notes
The North American P-51D Mustang is an iconic aircraft. In the later years of World War II they were frequently referred to as 'Little Friends' by the USAAF bomber crews that they protected. Not that the earlier models were any less of an icon, but it is the D model people see today, and that most can relate to when seeing these wonderful thoroughbreds when at Air Shows.

The most versions of the P-51 are well documented, and will not be covered within these two albums. Instead is those that entered the Royal Canadian Air Force during 1947 to 1951 that will be covered, specifically aircraft that are either still flying today as Warbirds, or those that were active in the recent past.

It was my friend Dave O' Mally of Vintage Wings of Canada , that got me in to this latest adventure after I read his article; 'Saving the Wild Mustangs' , for it was after reading this, that I realized that many ex RCAF P-51s were now flying as Warbirds! Hence my title for these two albums. The more I researched, the more fascinated I became. The Spitfire has to be my favourite World War II fighter, but the P-51 is a close second.

Thanks to Dave, I was put in touch with a very knowledgeable chap on Mustangs; a former member of 442 (Auxiliary) squadron; Jerry Vernon who was at the time researching a Mustang image I had in my collection and thus was the catalyst which convinced me to proceed to produce a couple of Albums on my website.
Jerry also told me some very fascinating facts, but I will save this for Part 2, which I am sure you will find of much interest as I did.

All Commonwealth Countries that operated the P-51 during and after World War II gave it the type Name Mustang. In Royal Canadian Air Force Service the P-51D was given the designation: Mustang TF Mk IV (TF standing for Tactical Fighter). Technically all P-51D's delivered to Commonwealth Countries passed through the United States Army Air Force first and were given a USAAF Bureau Number (BuNo) in either 20, 25 or 30 block series.
I fortunately found Bill Walker's Canadian Military Aircraft Serials Website , which enabled me to cross-reference RCAF serial to the USAAF BuNo and which also contains a wealth of other information.

Using the data from Bill Walker's site along with some from other sites, I was able to sort through the my P-51 Images held on my Computer and extract those that served with RCAF. To my (pleasant) surprise, there were sufficient to provide a solid basis to two albums.

Whilst my own Pictures brought me close to what I consider the right number for a two part Album, there wasn't quite enough and there were some pictures from other Photographers that I felt would really add to this series. Therefore despite my usual intention of only using my own pictures once again I have made exceptions to my own Guidelines, but feel the Album is better for them.

Links
North American P-51 Mustang - Wikipedia Entry

MustangsMustangs Website
North American P-51 Pages on the MustangsMustangs Website

Warbird Registry
North American P-51 Pages - Warbird Registry

Swiss Mustangs

Canadian Military Aircraft Serials Website

Vintage Wings of Canada

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