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Old 1st January 2021, 06:17
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Re: F-51H crash 6 Jan 49 Derry NH. Serial?

It is possible that this airplane was repaired and put into service (at a time when vast number of perfectly good airplanes were going to the scrapyard) and ended up crashing a second time flown by a pilot in 97th FS (a F-51H equipped unit that does not record the crash details in its annual historical summary). See:

While the mid air collision did not reportedly result in damage to another USAAF aircraft that would put it on the list, it could be that the P-51D in question ended up with some other outfit (ANG training?) as the historical summary identifies issues with F-51Hs.
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