Serial #: 44-74977
Construction #: 122-41517
Civilian Registration: N5448V[N 1]
Name: Charlotte’s Chariot II
- 1957: McClellan AFB, surplus
- 1957: N5448V, Wayne Clevenger - bought from surplus, $1063!
- 1958: Jan - N5448V, Earl Dodge
- 1958: May - Jack Barrett
- 1960: Apr - Earl Dodge, Anchorage AK
- Registered as N5448V.
- Flew with large underwing drop tanks, support for fire tanker operations in Alaska.
- Landed with gear locked up, McGrath, AK, June 11, 1966.
- 1968: Jul - Larry Mattson
- 1968: Nov - Mike Coutches, Hayward CA
- 1984: May - aircraft stolen from Tonapah NV, recovered 4 months later in Merced Ca.
- 1993: Mar - Robert Coutches
- 1994: May - Chris Gruys - Complete rebuild by Dan Martin in Hollister, CA
- 1999: Suffered front end damage during landing roll-out, fixed by Dan Martin
- 2003: Prop seal failed during ferry flight by Dan Martin. Martin was able to get back and land safely without a controllable prop. Oil was everywhere! (We do mean everywhere). Nice flying Dan.
- 2009: sold to Dan Fordice, Delivered in December, Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport, KTVR
- 2010: N251CS, repainted to "Charlotte’s Chariot II" of the 354th FG 353rd FS which was flown by Cary Salter. Cary is still alive and is still married to Charlotte after 65 years.
- 2012: Apr 09, Charlotte passed after a long life with Cary. Our thanks to both Cary and Charlotte for their sacrifice for our country.
- ↑ An article on the Meredith effect, in the May 1999 edition of Aeroplane magazine, features a P-51 which, according to the caption for the photo, was registered N5448V, and held the record for being the Mustang with the longest period of ownership by a single person or organisation, which does not fit the info in the Mustang Mustang section of this entry. 
Atwood, J Leland. Aeroplane Magazine. May 1999.
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