Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, North American P-51B and P-51C Mustangs

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United States of America, North American XP-51, P-51B and

P-51C Mustangs

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the USA.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are as credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United States of America would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 3 Dec 2018.

North American P-51 Mustangs preserved in the USA by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (Bill Abbot Photo)

North American XP-51 Mustang (Serial No. 41-038).  This is the original XP-51, Reg. No. N51NA, EAA Air Venture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

North American XP-51 Mustang (Serial No. 41-039), the second XP-51 built.

 (NACA Photo)

North American XP-51 Mustang (Serial No. 41-039), the second XP-51 wearing a cam paint scheme.  This aircraft arrived at Langley in March 1943.  It was the first aircraft to incorporate an NACA laminar-flow airfoil.

 (Kogo Photo)

North American P-51A-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-6006), "Polar Bear", Reg. No. N51Z, John Dowd in Syracuse, Kansas. Airworthy.

North American P-51A-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-6178), Reg. No. N51KW, in storage at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

North American P-51A-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-6251), "Mrs. Virginia", 13, Reg. No. N4235Y, Planes of Fame in Chino, California. Airworthy.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American F-6C Mustang (Serial No. 42-103--), CO, "Big Momma", 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, ca 1944.  In June 1943 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, flying Allison engined F-6A or F-6B Mustangs (taken from a British order of Mk. IAs), became the eyes of the 7th Army in Sicily, on Operation Husky.  They were temporarily assigned to the 5th Army in Italy, but returned in July 1944 in time to support the 7th Army’s invasion of southern France, on Operation Dragoon.  In addition to the older F-6A and F-6B Mustangs, they began receiving F-6C Mustangs (the photo recon version of the P-51C).  The 111th remained with the 7th Army through the end of the war.  From VE Day until December 1945, the Squadron served in the occupation force, and conducted postwar photo-mapping of the devastation in France.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American P-51A-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-6274), c/n 99-22377, H, Reg. No. N90358, restored as an F-6A, 67th Reconnaissance Group, unnamed, Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California.  Early RAF Mustang I aircraft were fitted with an F.24 camera mounted obliquely behind the pilot's seat.  The USAAF followed the RAF example by fitting a pair of K-24 cameras to fifty seven examples of the P-51 as the F(Foto)-6A, followed by thirty five F-6Bs converted from P-51As, and 136 P-51Ds converted into F-6Ds.

 (NASA Photo)

North American P-51B-1-NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-12491), at NACA Langley Field, Virginia, 1945.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51B Mustang (Serial No. 43-6999), coded B-B6.

North American P-51C-1NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103100), Reg. No. N426QA, being restored to airworthy status by John Muszala, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

 (Paul Nelhams Photo)

 (RadioFan Photo)

North American P-51C Mustang (Serial No. 42-103645), "Tuskegee Airmen", Reg. No.  NL61429, Commemorative Air Force (Red Tail Squadron) in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Airworthy.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. unknown), N-3, wearing signature red tail of the 332nd Fighter Group known as the Tuskegee Airmen, ca 1945.  The red markings that distinguished the Tuskegee Airmen included red bands on the noses of P-51s as well as a red rudder; the P-51B and D Mustangs flew with similar color schemes, with red propeller spinners, yellow wing bands and all-red tail surfaces.

North American P-51C Mustang (Serial No. 42-103740), Reg. No. N309PV, being restored to airworthy status by The Oklahoma Museum of Flying in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103896), 311th Fighter Group, 14th Air Force, escorting Douglas C-47 Skytrains over China on 24 July 1945.

North American P-51C Mustang (Serial No. 43-6859), Reg. No. NX5528N, being restored to airworthy status by Warren Pietsch in Minot, North Dakota.

 (Anthony92931 Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103293), "Betty Jane", Reg. No. N251MX, Collings Foundation, Stow, Massachusetts.  Airworthy.

 (Tech. Sgt Ben Bloker, USAF Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103645), "Tuskegee Airmen", Reg. No. NL61429, Commemorative Air Force, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Airworthy.

North American P-51C-5NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103740), Reg. No. N309PV, Brent Hisey, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 (Kogo Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103831), "Ina the Macon Belle", Reg.No. N1204, Kermit Weeks, Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, Florida.  Airworthy.

 (USAAF Photo No. 080306-f-3927A-059)

North American P-51B-1NA Mustang, USAAF (Serial No. 43-12433), coded AJ-M, "Miss Pea Ridge", flown by Mack Tyner with the 356th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group.  This aircraft was originally destined for the Royal Air Force as a Mustang Mk. III, (Serial No. FX905).  It did not serve with the RAF but was returned to the USAAF on 30 December 1943.

 (Mark Wagner Photo

 (Articseahorse Photo)

North American P-51B-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 42-106638), "Impatient Virgin", Reg. No. N5087F, Historic Flight Foundation in Everett, Washington. Airworthy.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51B-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 42-106772), pilot of the 363rd Fighter Group sitting on the wing of his figher coded B3-M, 1943.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51B-15-NA Mustang (Serial No. 42-106811), "SUZY-G".

 (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51B-1NA Mustang (Seril No. 43-12252), 54th Fighter Group, Hillsborough Army Airfield, Florida, 17 April 1944.

North American P-51B-1NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-12252), "Old Crow", Reg. No. N551E, Jack Roush, JRM Investments LLC in Livonia, Michigan.  Airworthy.

North American P-51B-15NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-24760), Reg. No. NX28388, in storage, Mike Coutches, Hayward, California.

 (Airwolfhound Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American P-51B-1NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-24837), c/n 104-25866, "Berlin Express", Reg. No. N515ZB,  Comanche Fighters, Maverick Air LLC in Houston, Texas.  Airworthy.

 (NASM Photo)

Donald S. Lopez sits inside the cockpit of his P-51C Mustang "Lope's Hope III", in Chiahkiang, China, 11 Nov 1944.

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 43-24907), "Lope's Hope", Reg. No. N6555B, May Mustang C LLC, Minot, North Dakota.  Airworthy.

 (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 43-25050), 503rd FS, 339th FG, 8th AF, assigned to 1st Lt. Esteban A. Terrats, RAF Fowlmere, England, 1945.

 (Goshimini Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 43-25057), painted as (Serial No. 36819), "Boise Bee", B-QP, Reg. No. N4651C, Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho.  Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Airwolfhound Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 43-25147), "Princess Elizabeth", Reg. No. N487FS, Dan Friedkin, Comanche Fighters LLC in Houston, Texas.  Airworthy.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-10947), "Excalibur III", Reg. No. N1202.  This aircraft is preserved in the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.