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RAAF A68 North American P-51D Mustang
A68-600 to A68-813 & A68-1001

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RAAF Serial Type C/N USAAF Serial Aircraft History
A68-600 P-51D-20-NT 111-36144 44-12861 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 01/12/48.
A68-601 P-51D-20-NT 111-36147 44-12864 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored at RAAF Parkes 5/46, Deniliquin 9/46 and Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-602 P-51D-20-NT 111-36149 44-12866 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored at RAAF Parkes 5/46, Deniliquin 9/46 and Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-603 P-51D-20-NT 111-36153 44-12870 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored at RAAF Parkes 5/46, Deniliquin 9/46 and Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-604 P-51D-20-NT 111-36157 44-12874 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 01/12/48.
A68-605 P-51D-20-NT 111-36127 44-12844 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored at RAAF Parkes 5/46, Deniliquin 9/46 and Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-606 P-51D-20-NT 111-36177 44-12894 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 01/12/48.
A68-607 P-51D-20-NT 111-36138 44-12855 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-608 P-51D-20-NT 111-36142 44-12859 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-609 P-51D-20-NT 111-36143 44-12860 Received 2 AD ex USA on 03/06/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-610 P-51D-20-NT 111-36148 44-12865 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-611 P-51D-20-NT 111-36152 44-12869 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-612 P-51D-20-NT 111-36154 44-12871 Received 2 AD ex USA on 03/06/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-613 P-51D-20-NT 111-36155 44-12872 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-614 P-51D-20-NT 111-36159 44-12876 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-615 P-51D-20-NT 111-36160 44-12877 Received 2 AD ex USA on 03/06/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-616 P-51D-20-NT 111-36163 44-12880 Received 2 AD ex USA on 03/06/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-617 P-51D-20-NT 111-36164 44-12881 Received 2 AD ex USA on 03/06/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-618 P-51D-20-NT 111-36170 44-12887 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-619 P-51D-20-NT 111-36171 44-12888 Received 2 AD ex USA on 03/06/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-620 P-51D-20-NT 111-36172 44-12889 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-621 P-51D-20-NT 111-36173 44-12890 Received 2 AD ex USA on 03/06/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-622 P-51D-20-NT 111-36174 44-12891 Received 2 AD ex USA on 24/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-623 P-51D-20-NT 111-36178 44-12895 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-624 P-51D-20-NT 111-36180 44-12897 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-625 P-51D-20-NT 111-36181 44-12898 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-626 P-51D-20-NT 111-36182 44-12899 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-627 P-51D-20-NT 111-36185 44-12901 Received 2 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-628 P-51D-20-NT 111-36186 44-12902 Received 2 AD ex USA on 23/05/45.
Stored till sent to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-629 P-51D-20-NT 111-36139 44-12856 Received 1 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 10/07/45.
Trans 1 AD for storage 08/11/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-630 P-51D-20-NT 111-36140 44-12857 Received 1 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 19/09/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 and Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-631 P-51D-20-NT 111-36145 44-12862 Received 1 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 10/07/45.
Trans 1 AD for storage 08/11/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-632 P-51D-20-NT 111-36146 44-12863 Received 1 AD ex USA on 30/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 09/07/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 and Tocumwal 11/48.
Sold 23/02/53. Became N4688V.
A68-633 P-51D-20-NT 111-36156 44-12873 Received 1 AD ex USA on 30/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 08/07/45.
Trans 1 AD for storage 10/12/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-634 P-51D-20-NT 111-36161 44-12878 Received 1 AD ex USA on 30/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 08/07/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 and Tocumwal 11/48.
Sold 23/02/53.
Became N4691V.
A68-635 P-51D-20-NT 111-36162 44-12879 Received 1 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Issued No.1 APU 07/11/45.
Trans 1 AD for storage 09/01/47.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Fuselage only sold.
A68-636 P-51D-20-NT 111-36165 44-12882 Received 1 AD ex USA on 30/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 08/07/45.
Crashed 20 miles NE of Mildura (Vic) 13/09/45.
Pilot on "battle climb" and FTR.
Pilot was F/Sgt R W Rutledge who was killed.
Converted to components 13/12/45.
A68-637 P-51D-20-NT 111-36166 44-12883 Received 1 AD ex USA on 30/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 08/07/45. Merlin 70 testbed.
Trans 1 AD for storage 26/11/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-638 P-51D-20-NT 111-36168 44-12885 Received 1 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 08/07/45.
Trans 1 AD for storage 08/11/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-639 P-51D-20-NT 111-36175 44-12892 Received 1 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
With 1 AD for storage until transferred to DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-640 P-51D-20-NT 111-36179 44-12896 Received 1 AD ex USA on 29/05/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 09/07/45.
Trans 1 AD for storage 15/11/45.
To School of Air Spt 17/03/47.
Converted to Instructional Airframe No.10 18/04/47.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
A68-641 P-51D-20-NT 111-36136 44-12853 Received 2 AD ex USA on 09/05/45.
To RAAF Parkes 5/46, Deniliquin 9/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-642 P-51D-20-NT 111-36137 44-12854 Received 2 AD ex USA on 09/05/45.
With 2 AD for storage until transferred to DAP for disposal 01/12/48.
A68-643 P-51D-20-NT 111-36141 44-12858 Received 2 AD ex USA on 09/05/45.
To RAAF Parkes 5/46, Deniliquin 9/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-644 P-51D-20-NT 111-36150 44-12867 Received 2 AD ex USA on 09/05/45.
To RAAF Parkes 5/46, Deniliquin 9/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-645 P-51D-20-NT 111-36298 44-13015 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
With 1 AD for storage until transferred to DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-646 P-51D-20-NT 111-36302 44-13019 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 20/08/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-647 P-51D-20-NT 111-36387 44-13104 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued Test and Ferry Sqn 30/07/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold
A68-648 P-51D-20-NT 111-36389 44-13106 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 29/07/45.
To No.1 APU 05/06/46.
RAAF Point Cook 01/06/48.
Airframe to Melbourne Technical College 06/50.
Now held by Australian War Memorial, on display at Pacific at War Exhibition.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-648

A68-649 P-51D-20-NT 111-36390 44-13107 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 23/07/45.
To 1 AD 12/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-650 P-51D-20-NT 111-36391 44-13108 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 30/07/45.
To 1 AD 12/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-651 P-51D-20-NT 111-36397 44-13114 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 30/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 6/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-652 P-51D-20-NT 111-36399 44-13116 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 10/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 6/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-653 P-51D-20-NT 111-36401 44-13118 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 29/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 6/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-654 P-51D-20-NT 111-36403 44-13120 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 23/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-655 P-51D-20-NT 111-36404 44-13121 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-656 P-51D-20-NT 111-36405 44-13122 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
07/08/45 engine failure on take-off .
Pilot was Sqn Ldr J A Cox 84Sqn .
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 9/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N4694V.
A68-657 P-51D-20-NT 111-36407 44-13124 Received 1 AD ex USA on 26/06/45.
To No.1 APU 22/07/45 and RAAF Point Cook 09/11/48.
To DAP for disposal 04/04/50.
A68-658 P-51D-20-NT 111-36408 44-13125 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 23/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-659 P-51D-20-NT 111-36409 44-13126 Received 1 AD ex USA on 26/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 10/07/45.
Force landed 1 mile S of East Lake (Vic) 01/08/45.
Caused by excessive rough running of engine.
Pilot was Sqn Ldr T Trimble 2 OTU.
Converted to components 14/08/47.
A68-660 P-51D-20-NT 111-36412 44-13129 Received 1 AD ex USA on 25/06/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 30/07/45.
To 1 AD 12/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Airframe only sold 23/02/53.
A68-661 P-51D-20-NT 111-36283 44-13000 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 4/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N4697V
A68-662 P-51D-20-NT 111-36284 44-13001 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 4/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-663 P-51D-20-NT 111-36285 44-13002 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 29/07/45.
To 1 AD 12/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-664 P-51D-20-NT 111-36286 44-13003 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 05/08/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-665 P-51D-20-NT 111-36287 44-13004 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 20/08/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-666 P-51D-20-NT 111-36288 44-13005 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 19/08/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-667 P-51D-20-NT 111-36290 44-13007 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 20/08/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N4692V
A68-668 P-51D-20-NT 111-36291 44-13008 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-669 P-51D-20-NT 111-36293 44-13010 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45, Deniliquin 4/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N4699V
A68-670 P-51D-20-NT 111-36294 44-13011 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 30/07/45.
To DAP for disposal 16/07/47.
Airframe only sold 14/08/47.
A68-671 P-51D-20-NT 111-36295 44-13012 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 20/08/45.
To Deniliquin 4/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N44698V
A68-672 P-51D-20-NT 111-36296 44-13013 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 20/08/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N4690V
A68-673 P-51D-20-NT 111-36297 44-13014 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 05/08/45.
To 1 AD 12/45, Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N4696V
A68-674 P-51D-20-NT 111-36299 44-13016 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45 & Benalla 5/46.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold. Currently flying as N5551D, in the USA. Named 'Dove of Peace'.
2004: sold to Robert Broek, Wanaka New Zealand

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-674

A68-675 P-51D-20-NT 111-36300 44-13017 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 28/07/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
Became N4689V
A68-676 P-51D-20-NT 111-36301 44-13018 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-677 P-51D-20-NT 111-36385 44-13102 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 20/08/45.
To 1 AD 11/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-678 P-51D-20-NT 111-36386 44-13103 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Airframe damaged so converted to components 12/05/47.
A68-679 P-51D-20-NT 111-36388 44-13105 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
To 1 AD 11/45 & Benalla 5/46.
To DAP for disposal 22/12/48.
1969 situated at Mildura.
1980 Dave Zeuschel shipped to USA and rebuilt as racer.
 1983 N71FT "Strega" Bill "Tiger" Destefani
Current as Reno racer

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A68-680 P-51D-20-NT 111-36398 44-13115 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 05/08/45.
To 1 AD 12/45.
To DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-681 P-51D-20-NT 111-36400 44-13117 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Held in storage at 1 AD until to DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-682 P-51D-20-NT 111-36402 44-13119 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Issued No.2 OTU 23/07/45.
To Deniliquin 5/46 & Tocumwal 11/48.
Fuselage only sold 23/02/53.
A68-683 P-51D-20-NT 111-36406 44-13123 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Held in storage at 1 AD until to DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-684 P-51D-20-NT 111-36410 44-13127 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Held in storage at 1 AD until to DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-685 P-51D-20-NT 111-36413 44-13130 Received 1 AD ex USA on 04/07/45.
Held in storage at 1 AD until to DAP for disposal 23/09/49.
Airframe only sold.
A68-686 P-51D-20-NT 111-36289 44-13006 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-687 P-51D-20-NT 111-36292 44-13009 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
Went to TNI-AU and now in USA to be restored.
A68-688 P-51D-20-NT 111-36384 44-13101 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-689 P-51D-20-NT 111-36392 44-13109 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-690 P-51D-20-NT 111-36393 44-13110 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-691 P-51D-20-NT 111-36394 44-13111 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-692 P-51D-20-NT 111-36395 44-13112 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-693 P-51D-20-NT 111-36396 44-13113 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-694 P-51D-20-NT 111-36411 44-13128 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-695 P-51D-20-NT 111-36151 44-12868 Received 6 AD ex USA on 12/06/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-696 P-51D-20-NT 111-36158 44-12875 Received 6 AD ex USA on 12/06/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-697 P-51D-20-NT 111-36169 44-12886 Received 6 AD ex USA on 12/06/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-698 P-51D-20-NT 111-36176 44-12893 Received 6 AD ex USA on 12/06/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-699 P-51D-20-NT 111-36183 44-12900 Received 6 AD ex USA on 12/06/45.
Held in storage at 6 AD until to DAP for disposal 22/12/47.
A68-700 P-51D-25-NT 124-44259 44-84403 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Damaged at Labuan Strip 6/10/45 when tail wheel strut retracted in process of landing.
Was not locked in down position. Faulty Lock.
Pilot was F/O L D Mc Kay 77Sqn.
Reissued 77 Sqn 29/11/45 after repairs at 22 RSU.
Crashed Bofu strip (Japan) 22/04/46 and converted to components by 481 Maintenance Sqn.

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A68-701 P-51D-25-NT 124-44260 44-84404 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Transferred 3 AD (CMU Oakey) for storage 23/08/46.
Approval for conversion to components 15/11/49.
A68-702 P-51D-25-NT 124-44261 44-84405 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 10/09/45.
To 22 RSU ex 77 Sqn for repairs 3/10/45.
Issued from 481 Maint Sqn (formerly 22 RSU) to 77 Sqn on 11/12/45.
Returned to 481 Sqn 1/7/46 and back to 77 Sqn 19/7/46.
Returned to Australia from Japan by ship 4/49. Allocated 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
Approval for removal of engine and conversion to components of remainder given 15/3/51.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
Remainder to DAP 1/4/52.
A68-703 P-51D-25-NT 124-44262 44-84406 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 19/09/45.
With 77 Sqn in Japan till stored with 481 Sqn on 25/11/46.
Returned to Australia from Japan by ship 4/49.
Allocated 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/4/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-704 P-51D-25-NT 124-44263 44-84407 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 19/09/45. With 82 Sqn (Labuan & Japan) until stored with 481 Sqn on 11/2/47.
To 77 Sqn 30/11/48.
On 25/02/51, Sgt Kenneth Edward Royal A33217 (Pilot) crashed landed into a paddy field on the Kimpo Peninsula.
Upon landing, the aircraft flipped over onto it's back after striking a ditch, trapping Sgt Royal who, subsequently, drowned.
A68-705 P-51D-25-NT 124-44265 44-84409 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 01/10/45.
Damaged at Labuan Strip 19/10/45 when the aircraft failed to take off and nosed over.
Cause: engine failure on take-off and heavy braking, Pilot was F/Lt R Mc Whitecross.
Reissued 77 Sqn 14/12/45 after repairs at 22 RSU. Served with 77 Sqn in Japan and Korea.
Developed a glycol leak on its return to Japan 07/09/50 over the Tsushima strait, the pilot Flt Lt R Coburn kept the aircraft airborne until over Japan and then bailed out.
He hitched a ride back to Iwakuni.
A68-706 P-51D-25-NT 124-44266 44-84410 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 23/09/45.
Collided with Mustang A68-766 during landing at Bofu on 10/07/47, to 481 Sqn for repair.
To 77 Sqn 29/10/48. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
On 05/09/51 to be returned to Aust ex 91 Wing (Japan) for storage.
In storage at 2 SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53,
Became N4681V
A68-707 P-51D-25-NT 124-44268 44-84412 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn till stored 11/48.
Returned to Australia from Japan by ship 3/49.
Allocated 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/4/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-708 P-51D-25-NT 124-44269 44-84413 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45. Served in Japan and Korea with 77 Sqn.
Crash Landing after engine failure 15/03/51 on an island in the Han river and written off.
The pilot, WO Ron Howe was uninjured.
A68-709 P-51D-25-NT 124-44270 44-84414 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 23/09/45.
On 8/10/45 stranded at Mokhmer (?) by instrument failure, to 481 Sqn for repair.
After repair ferried to Japan and issued to 82 Sqn on 12/02/46.
To 481 sqn for storage 1/10/46. When 481 Sqn disbanded 30/11/48 to charge of 77 Sqn.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
On 05/09/51 to be returned to Aust ex 91 Wing (Japan) for storage.
In storage at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53,
Became N4684V
A68-710 P-51D-25-NT 124-44271 44-84415 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 26/09/45.
Served with 82 Sqn in Japan.
Damaged by battery acid at Bofu on 23/05/47.
Returned to Australia and issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) on 01/12/48.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-711 P-51D-25-NT 124-44272 44-84416 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Landing accident at Labuan strip 07/10/45.
Aircraft veered off strip and ground looped in strong cross wind.
Pilot was F/O K P Crawford 77Sqn.
Was allocated to 22 RSU for repair but approval given for conversion to components 01/46.
A68-712 P-51D-25-NT 124-44337 44-84481 Received 6 AD ex USA on 22/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Wheels up landing at Miho (Japan) while with 77 Sqn on 14/10/46.
Converted to Components 27/11/46
A68-713 P-51D-25-NT 124-44254 44-84398 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served with 77 Sqn in Japan.
Returned to Australia from Japan by ship 4/49. Received 78 Wing (Williamtown) 16/06/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-714 P-51D-25-NT 124-44255 44-84399 Received 6 AD ex USA on 10/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Severely damaged and written off after being hit by Beaufighter A8-184, Laubuan Airstrip 10/12/45.

Mustang A68-714

A68-715 P-51D-25-NT 124-44256 44-84400 Received 6 AD ex USA on 21/07/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 18/09/45.
Served with 82 Sqn in Japan till their return to Aust then to control of 77 Sqn on 29/10/48.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Was always in for some kind of maintenance.
On 20/03/51 the engine failed after being hit by ground fire north of Seoul and the pilot, Sgt Cec Sly, bailed out of the aircraft but got stuck on the canopy. The slipstream sucked him out however and he struck the aircraft tailplane but was not seriously injured. He was later rescued by a US helicopter which was under intense enemy fire.
The aircraft was destroyed.
A68-716 P-51D-25-NT 124-44257 44-84401 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 17/09/45.
However due to unservicability this airframe did not reach 82 Sqn,
After repair it was at 33 OBU in 10/45 and to Oakey for storage 19/03/46.
Issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 07/07/49.
Allocated to 77 Sqn in Japan and received 14/09/50.
On 05/09/51 to be returned to Aust ex 91 Wing (Japan) for storage.
In storage at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53,
Became N4679V.
A68-717 P-51D-25-NT 124-44258 44-84402 Received 6 AD ex USA on 16/07/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served with 77 Sqn in Japan.
Returned to Australia from Japan by ship 3/49.
Received 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-718 P-51D-25-NT 124-44273 44-84417 Received 6 AD ex USA on 27/07/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 17/09/45.
Aircraft missing during Ferry Flight Naha-Okinawa on 18/03/46.
Written off.
A68-719 P-51D-25-NT 124-44335 44-84479 Received 6 AD ex USA on 27/07/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served with 82 Sqn in Japan till their return to Aust then returned to Australia from Japan by ship 3/49.
Received 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-720 P-51D-25-NT 124-44338 44-84482 Received 6 AD ex USA on 27/07/45. Issued 82 Sqn 17/09/45. Served with 82 Sqn in Japan till their return to Aust then to control of 77 Sqn on 29/10/48. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn. Wheels up landing at Pusan strip (Korea) 14/03/51. Repaired and stored in Japan when 77 Sqn converted to Meteors in Apr 1951 and issued free to ROKAF on 05/11/52.
Disposed of locally in Nov 1953.
A68-721 P-51D-25-NT 124-44340 44-84484 Received 6 AD ex USA on 27/07/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served with 82 Sqn in Japan.
Returned to Australia and issued to 78 Wing 10/02/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-721

A68-722 P-51D-25-NT 124-44577 44-84721 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 14/09/45.
Served with 82 Sqn in Japan then to control of 77 Sqn on 19/09/48.
Crashed, 17/04/50 over Inland Sea (Japan) - Pilot P2 W B Rivers - Injured (Slightly) -
Mid-air collision with RN Firefly PP434 from HMS TRIUMPH.
Written off 01/05/50.
A68-723 P-51D-25-NT 124-44579 44-84723 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 10/09/45.
On 19/12/47 airframe was damaged when taxied into a fuel drum used as a marker.
Repaired at 76 Sqn. On 06/01/49 force landed at Iwakuni.
Repaired again.
With return of 76 Sqn to Aust, airframe passed to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Later given to South Korean Air Force (ROKAF) on 26/11/52.
A68-724 P-51D-25-NT 124-44580 44-84724 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45. Served with 77 Sqn in Japan.
Returned to Australia from Japan by ship 3/49.
Received 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-725 P-51D-25-NT 124-44581 44-84725 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 14/09/45. Served with 76 Sqn in Japan.
With return of 76 Sqn to Aust, airframe passed to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
On 05/09/51 to be returned to Aust ex 91 Wing (Japan) for storage.
In storage at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
A68-726 P-51D-25-NT 124-44584 44-84728 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 14/09/45.
Served with 76 Sqn in Japan.
With return of 76 Sqn to Aust, airframe passed to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Shot down near Pyongyang 22/12/50 by anti aircraft fire, the pilot got out a distress call just prior to the aircraft hitting the ground.
Sgt Donald C Ellis was killed instantly.
A68-727 P-51D-25-NT 124-44586 44-84730 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
Crashed Labuan strip 28/11/45.
Caused when aircraft swung off strip. Pilot was W/O D A McDonnell.
Written off and approval given for conversion to components 22/01/46.
A68-728 P-51D-25-NT 124-44587 44-84731 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
Served with 77 Sqn in Japan.
Written off after striking high tension power wires at Iwakuni 28/09/48.
A68-729 P-51D-25-NT 124-44588 44-84732 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
At 33 OBU on 22/10/45 enroute to 77 Sqn, received 481 Sqn 21/02/46 in Japan.
Issued 76 Sqn 26/02/46 and served with them in Japan.
With return of 76 Sqn to Aust, airframe passed to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Issued to South Korean Air Force (ROKAF) on 26/11/52.
Disposed of locally in Nov 1953.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-729

A68-730 P-51D-25-NT 124-44589 44-84733 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 10/09/45. Served with 76 Sqn in Japan.
Returned to Aust and issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) 10/02/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-731 P-51D-25-NT 124-44590 44-84734 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Had an engine failure necessitating a belly landing 4 miles North of Laverton Airfield on 31/08/45.
Pilot was F/Lt K R Simmondson 1AD.
Not economic to repair, approved for write-off 07/05/46.
A68-732 P-51D-25-NT 124-44591 44-84735 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Had an accident involving civilian vehicle while being taxied by Laverton Test Flight.
Pilot was F/Lt K R Simmondson 1AD (see A68-731 a fortnight earlier).
Repaired and stored till 1949 (1AD, Point Cook, 2AD).
Issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 23/03/49.
To be transferred to 77 Sqn for service in Korea 21/09/50.
After 77 Sqn converted to Meteors, returned to Aust in Sep 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
A68-733 P-51D-25-NT 124-44592 44-84736 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 10/09/45.
Damaged in landing accident caused by brake failure on 13/01/48.
Repaired.
Returned to Aust and issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) 17/01/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-734 P-51D-25-NT 124-44593 44-84737 Received 1 AD ex USA on 09/08/45.
Stored at various localities till issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) on 23/03/49.
To be transferred to 77 Sqn for service in Korea 21/09/50.
After 77 Sqn converted to Meteors, returned to Aust in Sep 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
A68-735 P-51D-25-NT 124-44594 44-84738 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/09/45.
Crashed during takeoff at Labuan 14/12/45. Pilot was F/Lt R B Cock.
Transferred to 481 Sqn and written off.
Final approval for conversion to components given on 05/02/46.
A68-736 P-51D-25-NT 124-44595 44-84739 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 10/09/45.
Transferred 82 Sqn (while in Japan) 14/02/46 and to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Sep 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
A68-737 P-51D-25-NT 124-44660 44-84804 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 14/09/45. Served in Japan with 76 Sqn. Code SV-W.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49. Reportedly crash landed at Iwakuni 18/07/1950 by pilot Robert C Hunt.
Presumably repaired (source email: chris@xxxx,aero).
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Crash landed at Kimpo (Korea) 15/03/51.
Written off, final approval for conversion to components given 15/02/52.
A68-738 P-51D-25-NT 124-44665 44-84809 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 14/09/45.
Engine cut, causing crash on approach to Iwakuni Strip (Japan) 22/04/48.
Written off, final approval for conversion to components given 21/06/48.
A68-739 P-51D-25-NT 124-44669 44-84813 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 14/09/45.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Sep/Oct 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
A68-740 P-51D-25-NT 124-44674 44-84818 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45. Issued 76 Sqn 10/09/45.
According to 'Modeller's Guide to the RAAF Mustang' published by Red Roo, this airframe was transferred to 82 Sqn (while in Japan) on 22/02/47 but this is not recorded on the History Card.
Swung on landing at Bofu (Japan) 11/07/47.
Written off, final approval for conversion to components given 06/08/47.
A68-741 P-51D-25-NT 124-44675 44-84819 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
At 13 ARD 13/12/45 then stored until issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) 23/09/49.
Transferred to Japan for service in Korea with 77 Sqn in Sep 1950.
Returned to Aust in Sep 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
A68-742 P-51D-25-NT 124-44676 44-84820 Received 1 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 10/09/45.
Based at Iwakini AFB Japan and coded as U-FA Blue/White Roundels natural metal.
Crashed Miho Japan 20 August 1946. Flown by F/O Milton Mervyn Furze.
Crashed in a rice field adjacent Miho Airstrip after returning from a rocket firing course.
Findings of Accident due to contaminated fuel.
This aircraft was converted to components 27/09/46.
A68-743 P-51D-25-NT 124-44264 44-84408 Received 6 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 18/09/45.
On 13/03/46 damaged at Labuan by acid from burned out battery.
Approval given for conversion to components on 08/05/46.
A68-744 P-51D-25-NT 124-44336 44-84480 Received 6 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 17/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn, being damaged by bird strike on 07/10/47.
Repaired and returned to Aust Dec 1948.
Issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) 17/01/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-745 P-51D-25-NT 124-44339 44-84483 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
Wheels up landing at Bofu (Japan) 20/09/46, repaired, back to 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust Dec 1948. Issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) 17/01/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.

Mustang A68-745

A68-746 P-51D-25-NT 124-44341 44-84485 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
Wheels up landing at Miho (Japan) after engine stalled on take off 17/10/46, repaired, back to 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust Dec 1948.
Issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) 10/02/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-747 P-51D-25-NT 124-44342 44-84486 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 19/09/45.
Aircraft ran off strip while landing at Labuan and hit a coral mound on 14/11/45.
Pilot was W/O G Nicholas 76Sqn.
Repaired and served with 76 Sqn in Japan.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1949 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-748 P-51D-25-NT 124-44343 44-84487 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 18/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1949 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-749 P-51D-25-NT 124-44344 44-84488 Received 6 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45. S
erved in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Swung during take off at Bofu (Japan) 12/08/47.
Approval given for conversion to components 01/09/47.
A68-750 P-51D-25-NT 124-44345 44-84489 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 12/11/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Nov 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 01/12/48.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
The real A68-750 is stored in California USA, pending restoration.
It did have the registration VH-POB reserved but that is now available for allocation.
The aircraft flying as A68-750 is really A68-170.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-170

A68-751 P-51D-25-NT 124-44347 44-84491 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 19/09/45.
Written off when a truck drove between stationary aircraft and across the runway and directly into the path of this aircraft at Clark Field (Manila) on 20/03/46. The Mustang was half way down the runway making a landing.
The pilot was F/O Milton Mervyn Furze. Flying from Labuan Island to Bofu base in Japan.
Approval given to convert to components on 12/08/46.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-751

A68-752 P-51D-25-NT 124-44349 44-84493 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Nov 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 01/12/48.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-753 P-51D-25-NT 124-44350 44-84494 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
Served in Japan and Korea with 77 Sqn.
Crashed 03/09/50, P3 William Percy Harrop A33272 (Pilot).
Harrop was one of four pilots flying their second sortie for this day, rendezvoused with a flight of US B-29's and provided top cover fighter protection while the B-29's attacked Pyongyang. He crashed in enemy territory and was seen to leave his aircraft on the ground and take cover. A rescue aircraft came to the scene but was unable to find him. He was posted as missing in action. Later a recovery team returned and with the help of locals found his grave.
Approval for write off on 19/09/50.
A68-754 P-51D-25-NT 124-44352 44-84496 Received 6 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 25/10/45.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49 and served in Korea.
Ditched 2 miles East of Pusan (Korea) 11/01/51.
Written off 23/01/51.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-754

A68-755 P-51D-25-NT 124-44353 44-84497 Received 6 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 22/11/45. Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49 and served in Korea.
Damaged by rocket blast during attack near Pusan (Korea) on 23/01/51.
Converted to components and written off 06/03/51.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-755

A68-756 P-51D-25-NT 124-44355 44-84499 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Stored until issued to 77 Sqn in Japan 01/03/46.
On 15/02/47 damaged during heavy landing at Bofu (Japan), repaired by 481 Maint Sqn and returned to 77 Sqn.
On 13/07/48 force landed at Iwakuni (Japan) due to glycol leak, repaired and returned to service again. Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Sep 1951 and stored at 2 SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-756

A68-757 P-51D-25-NT 124-44357 44-84501 Received 6 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 22/09/45.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49 and served in Korean War.
Crashed 07/07/50, SQNLDR Graham Strout O31401.
One of four aircraft, with the flight led by Strout, to take part in an armed attack on targets of opportunity, just below the 38th parallel Korea. Strout crashed whilst carrying out a strafing and rocket attack on road and rail yards on the north coast, near Samcock, Korea. This loss was the first fatality for the British Commonwealth Occupational Forces. There is another report that this aircraft was downed by a Yak.
Written off 26/07/50.
A68-758 P-51D-25-NT 124-44360 44-84504 Received 6 AD ex USA on 02/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 19/09/45.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Aircraft stood on nose after leaving strip while landing at Iwakuni on 10/05/48.
Propellor was written off, but airframe repaired at 481 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Nov 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 22/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-759 P-51D-25-NT 124-44361 44-84505 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 17/09/45. Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Crashed at Bofu (Japan) on 22/02/47.
Written off and converted to components 07/05/47.
A68-760 P-51D-25-NT 124-44362 44-84506 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Held at 22 RSU (later 481 Sqn) until issued to 82 Sqn in Japan 01/03/46.
Transferred to 77 Sqn (probably on 10/05/49 but not stated on H/C) and served in Korea.
Transferred to ROKAF on 05/11/52.
With end of war, written off and disposed of locally 08/11/53.

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A68-761 P-51D-25-NT 124-44363 44-84507 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 28/09/45.
Severely damaged and written off after being hit by Beaufighter A8-184, Labuan Airstrip 10/12/45.
Final write off approval on 31/01/46.

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A68-762 P-51D-25-NT 124-44364 44-84508 Received 6 AD ex USA on 06/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 13/09/45.
Failed to return from Oxygen Climb excercise at Labuan 29/09/45.
Pilot F/O A Hunter 82 Sqn (email: Hal Burns).
Approval given to write off 18/10/45.
A68-763 P-51D-25-NT 124-44267 44-84411 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 17/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49 and served in Korea.
Returned to Aust in Sep 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53. Became N4682V.
A68-764 P-51D-25-NT 124-44346 44-84490 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Crashed while landing at Murozuni (Japan) on 04/01/47.
Approval for write off and conversion to components given on 10/02/47.
A68-765 P-51D-25-NT 124-44348 44-84492 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45. Issued 77 Sqn 18/09/45.
Damaged during landing accident at Labuan 11/10/45 when tail wheel collapsed, repaired.
Pilot was F/O A D Rose.
Served in Japan and Korea with 77 Sqn.
On 12/11/48 tail damaged 30% during dive bombing exercise, repaired.
On 17/03/49 collision during formation flying with A68-811, repaired.
Shot down 06/01/51, P3 Geoffrey Ingram Stephens A647 (Pilot).
Flying with P3 R. Trebilco in A68-737, as the No.2 aircraft, on an armed escort mission of Seoul and Sariwon. Commencing with the road to Munsan, from Seoul, observing only refugees moving north away from Seoul, Trebilco and Stevens then went on to Munsan along the road to Sariwon. Trebilco then happened to looked behind him and saw the flash of an explosion. Returning to that location Trebilco saw Stephens' Mustang on open ground near a number of houses. Making a number of flying runs over the wreckage Trebilco could see no sign of the pilot or any other activity in the area and then proceeded to Munsan to complete the mission.
Written off 9/1/51.

Mustang A68-765

A68-766 P-51D-25-NT 124-44351 44-84495 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 21/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn. 31/10/45 airscrew touched strip on landing.
Pilot was F/Sgt Hearn 82Sqn.
Force landed Takamutsu Airfield (Japan) on 04/08/48, repaired.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1949 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 22/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.

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A68-767 P-51D-25-NT 124-44354 44-84498 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 18/09/45. 29/10/45 aircraft nosed over at end of landing run due to excessive braking.
Pilot was F/Sgt Eddy 82Sqn.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
On 08/06/48 crashed West of Kochi (Japan).
Approval give to convert to components on 17/07/48 but for some reason final write off approval delayed to 5/2/52.
A68-768 P-51D-25-NT 124-44356 44-84500 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 17/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
On 10/08/48 crashed near Takamatsu Airfield (Japan) due to suspected engine failure during landing approach.
Approval give to convert to components on 15/09/48.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-768

A68-769 P-51D-25-NT 124-44358 44-84502 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 21/09/45. Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1949 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 22/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.

Highlight for Album:  Mustang A68-110

A68-770 P-51D-25-NT 124-44359 44-84503 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 21/09/45.
Served at Labuan with 82 Sqn.
On 18/03/46 missing while being ferried from Okinawa to Japan.
Crash located near Shikoku (Japan).
Written off 24/04/46.
A68-771 P-51D-25-NT 124-44578 44-84722 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 13/09/45.
On the 28/11/45 six Mustang aircraft flew to Palawan on a Navigational exercise.
One aircraft went unserviceable (A68-775) at Palawan and Flying Officer R.B.Birrell in Mustang A68-771 was left there so that the two aircraft could return together.
On the 28th November 1945 F/O R.B. Birrell departed Palawan for Labuan by himself in A68-771 at 1010 hours. He did not return to Labuan, no message was received from him and a thorough search of the entire area returned no trace.
The pilot was given a good weather report on departure, but subsequent reports state that there were low clouds and heavy rain in the area at the time.
Written off 16/01/46
A68-772 P-51D-25-NT 124-44582 44-84726 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Held at 22 RSU (later 481 Sqn) until issued to 76 Sqn in Japan 26/02/46, serving with them until transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Hit by anti aircraft fire on a mission near Pyongyang 19/01/51, the engine began to fail and the aircraft was forced landed behind enemy lines.
The pilot Flt.Lt Gordon R Harvey was taken as a POW.
Written off 05/02/51 as recovery could not be made.
A68-773 P-51D-25-NT 124-44583 44-84727 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 21/09/45.
Missing on ferry flight Naha-Okinawa 18/03/46.
Crash located SW of Shikoku (Japan).
Written off on 24/04/46.
A68-774 P-51D-25-NT 124-44596 44-84740 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 13/09/45.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49 and served in Korean War (just !).
On 03/07/50 crashed while landing at Iwakuni, converted to components.
Written off 30/08/50.
A68-775 P-51D-25-NT 124-44661 44-84805 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49 and served in Korean War.
Crashed after being hit by ground fire at Pohang 09/08/50.
Pilot: Sgt Stan Williamson OK.
Approval for conversion to components on 14/09/50.
A68-776 P-51D-25-NT 124-44662 44-84806 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 13/09/45.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Collided with A68-706 at Bofu (Japan) 10/07/47.
Approval for conversion to components on 06/08/47.
A68-777 P-51D-25-NT 124-44673 44-84817 Received 6 AD ex USA on 11/08/45.
Stored till issued to 481 Sqn in Japan for transfer to 76 Sqn on 01/03/46.
Transferred to 77 Sqn 14/10/46 in Japan.
Returned to Aust and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 22/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-778 P-51D-25-NT 124-44663 44-84807 Received 3 AD ex USA on 27/08/45.
Held at 22 RSU (later 481 Sqn) until issued to 76 Sqn 08/01/46.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Oct 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 01/12/48.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-779 P-51D-25-NT 124-44668 44-84812 Received 3 AD ex USA on 27/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 17/12/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Nov/Dec 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 30/12/48.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-780 P-51D-25-NT 124-44670 44-84814 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45. Issued 82 Sqn 23/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
On 26/07/48 damaged in force landing at Iwakuni, repaired.
Transferred to 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Returned to Aust in Sep 1951 and stored at 2SD until disposed of on 15/12/52.
A68-781 P-51D-25-NT 124-44672 44-84816 Received 3 AD ex USA on 27/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 17/12/45.
Crashed during landing at Bofu (Japan) 10/11/47 due to the pilot holding off in a cross wind, repaired.
Returned to Aust and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 22/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-782 P-51D-25-NT 124-44677 44-84821 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 10/12/45. Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Bird strike to wing on 06/10/47, repaired.
Transferred to 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and later served in Korea with them.
Engine change on 08/09/49 due to connecting rod failure.
07/03/51, SGT Harold Thomas Strange A2997 (Pilot).
Flying an Armed Reconnaissance mission PLTOFF Klaffer and SGT Strange, having taken off from Pusan flew north to conduct the reconnaissance of the road and rail network from Wonsan to Sunchon. Commencing their reconnaissance from Wonsan and following the main road west to the Iryongdong area they attacked a nearby village with Napalm. However, the napalm canisters remained hung up before releasing, over shooting the target and failed to explode. Flying as No.2, SGT Strange, then reported being hit by flak and was losing oil pressure. Plt.Off Klaffer told Strange to head east and out over the sea, about 2 miles north of Wonsan. Sgt Strange then jettisoned his canopy and bailed out but his parachute failed to open and Plt.Off Klaffer witnessed two dark objects falling from the aircraft and into the sea. A SAR helicopter arrived on the scene a short time later and found a number items in the water, including a pair of gloves and a pair of trousers.
A68-783 P-51D-25-NT 124-44679 44-84823 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 23/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Struck high tension wires at Ozuki Airstrip (Bofu - Japan) on 15/04/47.
Approval to reduce to components received 17/04/47.
A68-784 P-51D-25-NT 124-44680 44-84824 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45.
With 22 RSU (later 481 Sqn) till issued to 82 Sqn on 10/12/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
On 16/08/48 crashed at Takamatsu strip (Japan).
Approval received 15/09/48 to convert to components.
A68-785 P-51D-25-NT 124-44681 44-84825 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45.
With 22 RSU (later 481 Sqn) till issued to 82 Sqn on 19/03/46.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Crashed Bofu (Japan) 19/03/47, WOFF P. Lester.
Written off - converted to components 02/06/47.
A68-786 P-51D-25-NT 124-44682 44-84826 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 10/12/45.
Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Nov 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 01/12/48.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-787 P-51D-25-NT 124-44686 44-84830 Received 3 AD ex USA on 27/08/45.
On 18/01/46 issued from 22 RSU to 381 Wing Base Comm Flight.
On 08/02/46 to be ferried to Japan for issue to 77 Sqn.
Crashed 04/09/47, over shooting strip on landing and over turning in a rice field.
Pilot Flt.Lt C. Nissen killed.
Approval to convert to components received 28/10/47.
A68-788 P-51D-25-NT 124-44688 44-84832 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/11/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Nov/Dec 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 10/02/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-789 P-51D-25-NT 124-44689 44-84833 Received 6 AD ex USA on 23/08/45.
Issued 77 Sqn 13/12/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1949 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-790 P-51D-25-NT 124-44585 44-84729 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
With 22 RSU till issued 77 Sqn 14/12/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1949 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-791 P-51D-25-NT 124-44664 44-84808 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 18/09/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Force landed at Takamatsu Airfield (Japan) 18/08/48, repaired.
Transferred to 77 Sqn on 10/05/49 and served in Korean War.
Crash landed in Allied territory near Pusan 04/01/51 and was recovered.
Crew - P3 W.H Bessel, not injured.
Approval to convert to components received 15/02/51.

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A68-792 P-51D-25-NT 124-44666 44-84810 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
Stored at various localities till issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) 28/06/49.
Transferred to Japan and received by 77 Sqn for service in Korea 14/09/50.
Returned to Aust in Sept 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-792

A68-793 P-51D-25-NT 124-44667 44-84811 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 18/09/45. Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 29/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-794 P-51D-25-NT 124-44678 44-84822 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
Aircraft which was unserviceable on Middleburg Island was abandoned as base had been evacuated.
Authority to abandon and write off given 03/05/46.
A68-795 P-51D-25-NT 124-44683 44-84827 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
With 22 RSU (later 481 Sqn) till issued to 77 Sqn on 21/02/46.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Force landed at Takamatsu Airfield (Japan) 27/07/48.
On 25/10/48, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
A68-796 P-51D-25-NT 124-44684 44-84828 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
Issued 76 Sqn 18/12/45. Served in Japan with 76 Sqn.
Transferred to 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Collided with A68-812 in cloud, 14/02/51. Both pilots having recently arrived at 77 Sqn were partaking in a "Close Support" mission with two other aircraft. The mission was to be directed by (Air) Controller for the 2nd US Inf. Div. over the Wonju area. While proceeding to the area the flight encountered heavy cloud forcing the aircraft to set a course for the east coast of Korea to jettison their Napalm tanks over the water while returning to base. Thick cloud was gain encountered and the section split into pairs and started to climb through it. Within the cloud cover one pilot was heard to say "I am spinning and am going to bail out." Upon clearing the cloud the two remaining aircraft tried, but failed to contact the other two aircraft. It's thought that the two pilots collided in mid-air in the cloud cover.
Flt.Lt Keith Clarence Matthews O22068 Pilot of A68-812 and Sgt Sinclair Sutherland Squiers A5166 pilot of A68-796.
A68-797 P-51D-25-NT 124-44685 44-84829 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
Issued 1 APU (later ARDU) on 22/12/45.
To storage from ARDU 13/05/48.
Issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 28/06/49.
Crashed after take off at Williamtown 01/03/50.
Approved for conversion to components 13/07/50.
A68-798 P-51D-25-NT 124-44687 44-84831 Received 1 AD ex USA on 03/09/45.
With 22 RSU (later 481 Sqn) till issued to 77 Sqn on 14/12/45.
Served in Japan with 77 Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Nov/Dec 1948 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 17/01/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-799 P-51D-25-NT 124-44671 44-84815 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 09/07/47.
Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Damaged by a hit in the Oil Cooler, the aircraft was force landed at Kimpo on an abandoned airstrip by Flt Lt Keith Meggs (date?).
Transferred to ROKAF Sep 1952.
Disposed of locally after end of Korean War Sep 1953.
A68-800 P-51D-25-NT 124-48208 45-11455 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till approval granted to convert to components 15/11/49.
A68-801 P-51D-25-NT 124-48211 45-11458 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 22/11/46.
Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Returned to Aust in Sept 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
To Bolivian Air Force as FAB-504.
Apparently back to the USA.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-801

A68-802 P-51D-25-NT 124-48214 45-11461 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 10/10/46.
Crashed into the sea off Japan during bombing practice after an in-flight structural failure 03/12/48.
There was an investigation into this incident and another in flight failure incident in Australia involving P-51's.
A68-803 P-51D-25-NT 124-48215 45-11462 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 09/07/47.
Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Crash landed at Iwakuni 13/04/51.
Approval given to write off and convert to components 25/05/51.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-803

A68-804 P-51D-25-NT 124-48217 45-11464 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Issued 82 Sqn 10/12/45.
Served in Japan with 82 Sqn.
Transferred to 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Returned to Aust in Sept 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
To Bolivian Air Force as FAB-502.
Apparently back to the USA.
A68-805 P-51D-25-NT 124-48218 45-11465 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 30/07/46.
Damaged while taxying at Bofu (Japan) due to retraction of the tail wheel on 18/12/47.
Approval given to write off and convert to components 15/04/48.
A68-806 P-51D-25-NT 124-48219 45-11466 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 10/09/46.
Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Transferred to ROKAF Nov 1952.
A68-807 P-51D-25-NT 124-48220 45-11467 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 10/09/46.
Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Returned to Aust in Mar 1949 and issued 78 Wing (Williamtown) 22/04/49.
On 30/11/50 allocated to School Land/Air Warfare.
On 15/03/51, approval given for conversion to components after removal of the engine.
History Card says intent was to use parts of the airframe as a target.
On 1/4/52 balance issued to DAP for disposal.
A68-808 P-51D-25-NT 124-48226 45-11473 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 30/07/46.
 Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Struck a mast at Iwakuni (Japan) while DDT spraying 24/07/51.
Apparently repaired as transferred to ROKAF Nov 1952.
Disposed of locally Nov 1953.
A68-809 P-51D-25-NT 124-48227 45-11474 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 24/09/46.
Issued 82 Sqn to replace A68-783 on 19/04/47.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea, as the personal aircraft of Wg.Cdr Spence. Crashed 09/09/50 Wg.Cdr Louis Thomas Spence O11315, DFC & Bar (Pilot).
Wg.Cdr Spence, then the CO of 77 Sqn, along with Flt.Lt F. Coburn, P3 A.R. Turner and P3 A. Hankinson, attacked the town of Angang-ni, in the north of Korea with rockets and Napalm. It was during the run in to attack the town that Spence failed to pull out of a dive in time and was killed when his aircraft crashed into the ground.
The death of Wg.Cdr Spence was a major blow to the squadron and on the next day Air Commodore A.M. Charlesworth C.B.E., A.F.C. was appointed the Temporary CO until the arrival of Wg.Cdr R. (Dick) Cresswell.
Approval to write off received 26/09/50.
A68-810 P-51D-25-NT 124-48232 45-11479 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 78 Wing (Williamtown) on 07/07/49.
Transferred to 77 Sqn for service in Japan and Korea 14/09/50.
Returned to Aust in Sept 1951 and stored at 2SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
To Bolivian Air Force as FAB-501.
Apparently back to the USA.

Highlight for Album: Mustang A68-810

A68-811 P-51D-25-NT 124-48234 45-11481 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 24/09/46.
Issued to 77 Sqn, with BCOF in Japan.
Collided with A68-765 on 17/03/49 and broke up in flight.
This aircraft was flown by Flt Lt John Adams. Flt Lt Adams bailed out and was rescued after being in the water for 30 minutes.
The other aircraft was flown by WO Geoff Thornton and recovered to land safely.
Approval to write off received 04/04/49.
A68-812 P-51D-25-NT 124-48235 45-11482 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 10/01/47.
Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Collided with A68-796 in cloud, 14/02/51.
Both pilots having recently arrived at 77 Sqn were partaking in a "Close Support" mission with two other aircraft. The mission was to be directed by (Air) Controller for the 2nd US Inf. Div. over the Wonju area. While proceeding to the area the flight encountered heavy cloud forcing the aircraft to set a course for the east coast of Korea to jettison their Napalm tanks over the water while returning to base. Thick cloud was gain encountered and the section split into pairs and started to climb through it. Within the cloud cover one pilot was heard to say "I am spinning and am going to bail out." Upon clearing the cloud the two remaining aircraft tried, but failed to contact the other two aircraft. It's thought that the two pilots collided in mid-air in the cloud cover.
Flt.Lt Keith Clarence Matthews O22068 Pilot of A68-812 and Sgt Sinclair Sutherland Squiers A5166 pilot of A68-796.
Approval given to write off 15/03/51.
A68-813 P-51D-25-NT 124-48236 45-11483 Received 3 AD ex USA on 06/09/45.
Stored till issued to 81 Wing (Japan) on 01/10/46.
Not clear from History Card whether airframe stored at 81 Wing or issued to a Sqn.
Transferred to control of 77 Sqn 10/05/49 and served with them in Korea.
Returned to Aust in Sept 1951 and stored at 2 SD until offered for disposal on 15/12/52.
Airframe sold to US Aeronautics Corp 02/53.
To Bolivian Air Force as FAB-503.
Apparently back to the USA.
A68-1001 P-51D-5-NA 109-26926 44-13293 Pattern aircraft for Australian assembled aircraft.
Assembled at CAC and first flight 23 April 1945.
Only camouflaged Mustang to fly in Australia.
To 1 APU on 07/11/45 and RAAF Point Cook 09/01/47.
Some components removed and remainder to disposal 24/04/50.
Struck off 10/51.

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The Author of this page is Steve Mackenzie updated by Brendan Cowan.

Source: Australian Aviation Magazine, Flightpath Magazine, Flypast Magazine, CASA Aircraft Database, National Archives, Australian War Memorial Archives, Mustang in Australian Service, Odd Jobs by Steve Eather, Korean War Resources Website, Joe Baugher's Website, Milton Mervyn Furze's Logbook, Air Britain Book " The British Purchasing Commission and Lend Lease " via Terry McGrady (UK). mustangsmustangs.com

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