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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:17 pm 
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Any word who brought her and where she its going to be base yet?

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saw her yesterday at Pete Reginas in Van Nuys


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:48 pm 
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saw her yesterday at Pete Reginas in Van Nuys


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:08 pm 
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According to the sales broker, the aircraft will be based on the east coast with its new owner.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:38 am 
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According to the sales broker, the aircraft will be based on the east coast with its new owner.


Hopefully North East!!!! :supz: We need more birds in our area!

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I notice the FAA has the registered owner as F4U INC. Either the new owner has problems recognizing WWII fighters, or he has another toy coming in the future.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:27 am 
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F4U Inc, appears to be the former owner of the Corsair "Skyboss"....


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Warbird Kid wrote:
JohnTerrell wrote:
According to the sales broker, the aircraft will be based on the east coast with its new owner.


Hopefully North East!!!! :supz: We need more birds in our area!


Chris,
Wishes are granted to nice boys!
It is going to AAPM.

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A real loss to us in the West, though. It's a lovely airplane...

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Jerry O'Neill wrote:
Warbird Kid wrote:
JohnTerrell wrote:
According to the sales broker, the aircraft will be based on the east coast with its new owner.


Hopefully North East!!!! :supz: We need more birds in our area!


Chris,
Wishes are granted to nice boys!
It is going to AAPM.


Any idea when she'll be arriving in farmingdale? Still hoping for the best with jackys revenge


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Way way back when Warbirds weren't that important and there was one sitting in the weeds at every small town airport that plane was at Marysville CA was known as the 'Marysville Mustang'.
Then Ted Contri bought it and restored it. :)

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I remember seeing it a couple of times up there in the Gold Country, when visiting a Lady friend who lived in Nevada City at the time. I kind of remember it as being at the Grass Valley airport, but memories of the time are vague (except for the memories of the woman -- she was quite something!). Wherever it was, the airplane was pretty rough. I always loved Ted for rescuing those Mustangs.

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My computer made a double post -- sorry....

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Major Gerald Emerson "Monty" Montgomery, flew a P-51D Mustang "Sizzlin Liz" Serial No. 44-14119, with the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, USAAF. Montgomery destroyed 17.5 Luftwaffe aircraft (3 aerial and 14.50 ground.)

Those who hailed from the State of Texas and who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in World War II were automatically known as “Tex". Such was not the case of a twenty year old college student from Star Route No. 2, Littlefield, Texas. Gerald Emerson Montgomery had the same last name as the then popular British General - Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery. Sharing that famous surname, meant equally sharing his universally applied nickname "Monty". The young Texan wanted to join the war effort as a fighter pilot, but in June, 1941, he was rejected by the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) as his eyesight was not perfect.

Traveling 1,100 miles from his home to Canada, Montgomery voluntarily enlisted in the RCAF at No. 8 Recruiting Centre in Windsor, Ontario on Friday, August 8, 1941. His rank was Aircraftsman 2nd Class (AC2) Airman, his assigned Service No. was R.109984 and his starting pay was $33.00 per month. The RCAF interviewing Officer, Flying Officer (FO) W. D. Stroud, noted in his report; "A good average type. Some advanced education. Courteous, straightforward and intelligent. Keen on soldiering and has two friends who are currently serving in the RCAF. With training he should become good pilot material".

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