Sierra Sue II’s first flight after a complete restoration by. I'd photographed her many times before that - at Offutt AFB, at Oshkosh, at St. Paul's Holman Field - and from 1991, called Roger flying her in shows around the Twin Cities. The P-51D, with its Packard built Rolls Royce Merlin engine is certainly the most iconic fighter of World War II. Sierra Sue II is a World War II combat veteran P-51D-20NA.
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32. The Oregonian. That first time was Memorial Weekend 1991 at Planes of Fame, Flying Cloud Airport. It continues through her combat record with the Army Air Force in 1945 and service with two other nations’ air forces. This historical overview begins at the Inglewood, California factory door in 1944. Sierra Sue II is a P-51D-20-NA Mustang fighter manufactured at North American’s Inglewood plant in southern California as ship number 516, construction number 122-31401. The final historical portion is devoted to her post-war civilian life. 44-63675 is delilvered to the Army Air Force. Even though there are over one hundred mustangs flying today, Sierra Sue II is one of a handful of mustangs that actually saw combat in World War II. Photo Rag® meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.
Warbird Digest Magazine June 2016. The backdrop of the story is Sierra Sue II’s appearance at the huge Offutt Air Force Base Open House in 1989. Tag: Sierra Sue II. Allender makes numerous modifications to the airplane and paints it bright red. Site by, Roger Christgau Memorial, Sierra Sue II’s Debut, August/September Dakota Territory Air Museum P-47 Update, July/August Dakota Territory Air Museum P-47 Update, June/July Dakota Territory Air Museum P-47 Update, Summer 2020 Cadet AirCorps Museum AT-10 Wichita Restoration Update, North American General Assembly Number: 106-00002 (NA 122), Parts Usage Codes: E, F, FC, FCA, FCB, FCC, WWII Combat Markings: 9th Air Force, 370th Fighter Group, 402nd Squadron, Code E6-D, Pilot Lt. Bob Bohna. You could often find Doc out with his airplane on Saturday mornings at Flying Cloud Airport at the old Planes of Fame East Air Museum. For a video about Doc’s life, check out this video from AirCorps: Aircraft restored to a stock Mustang configuration by Jack Cochrane in Hollister, California. Roger owns the airplane for more than 30 years and is a fixture at airshows during the ’80’s and ’90’s. No "jump seat" behind the regular pilot seat has ever been installed. Role: Fighter.
The P-51 Mustang is arguably the best fighter of World War II. The backdrop for the story is Sierra Sue IIs appearance at the huge Offutt Air Force Base Open House in 1989.
44-36675 is assigned to 402nd Fighter Squadron, 370th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force (Code E6-D) and 1st Lt. Robert (Bob) Bohna. I'd photographed her many times before that - at Offutt AFB, at Oshkosh, at St. Paul's Holman Field - and from 1991, called Roger flying her in shows around the Twin Cities. The right side of the fuselage is painted to partially resemble her Swedish markings as Gul Kalle. Sierra Sue: The Story of a P-51 Mustang is the story of one of those survivors.
Civil Registration Number: N1751D It was armed with six fifty caliber machine guns and could carry bombs, rockets, or fuel tanks under the wings. That first time was Memorial Weekend 1991 at Planes of Fame, Flying Cloud Airport. When Sierra Sue II was restored by AirCorps Aviation, the goal was to make the plane as close as possible to how it appeared when it was delivered from the factory. We believe the airframe was one of the most intact, original P-51s known. During his long recuperation, he took up a study of medicine that led to a general practice in Minneapolis. Paul Ehlen is awarded Reserve Grand Champion for Sierra Sue II at EAA’s AirVenture. WWII P-51 Mustang Restoration Reveals Love Story. She also has the name “Kleopatra” painted on the nose. Sierra Sue II had been the first of many Mustangs I've announced in air shows. Arguably the best fighter plane ever made, today there are less than a hundred left flying in the world.
Not many warbird enthusiasts hang on to one Mustang for 34 years, but Dr. Roger Christgau did with AAF 44-63675, Sierra Sue II. Wings of the North Museum & AirCorps Aviation are proud to partner with the Airforce Heritage Flight Foundation: Whose mission is to display our Nation’s air power as a living memorial for men and women who have served or are currently serving.Out mission’s goal is to provide inspiration to players and fans while continuing the flyover tradition before America’s Greatest Game. Ehlen ships the airplane to AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji, MN for a complete restoration to factory specifications. She was in very nearly original configuration at the beginning of the restoration. That dream is now being realised by her collection of beautifully surreal aviation and automotive artwork. Sierra Sue II is most notable today for several reasons: Even though there are over one hundred mustangs flying today, Sierra Sue II … "I'm the kind of girl who loves planes and cars - I've always a sweet tear when I hear the Spitfires Merli No “jump seat” behind the regular pilot seat has ever been installed. Sierra Sue Ii: The Story of a P-51 Mustang, Sierra Sue II: The Story of a P-51 Mustang. Superbowl LII Mission Flyover Partners: Wings of the North, Air Force Heritage Flight, and AirCorps Aviation. The book Combat Vet P-51, The History of Sierra Sue II, World War II Survivor, is a detailed look at the history and restoration of one combat veteran P-51 Mustang.
Gron Kalle/Kleopatra is sold, disassembled, and shipped via the port of Malmo, Sweden to Nicaragua to serve in the Nicaraguan Air Force. This historical overview begins at the Inglewood, California factory door in 1944. Airplane is eventually repainted as Sierra Sue II in a semblance of her World War II markings on the left side of the fuselage. We follow that restoration in California by a mechanical genius named Jack Cochrane, and then Docs cross-country flight to Minnesota, ending in a harrowing landing at nightfall on a remote airstrip on the Minnesota prairie.
That dream is now being realised by her collection of beautifully surreal aviation and automotive artwork. Help us honor veterans and current service members by observing the pre-game flyover before Superbowl Kickoff. Sold to Paul Ehlen of Hamilton, Montana. Dedicated programme for bricks & mortar stores. While an Air Force jet pilot in the 50s, Doc crashed and suffered major injuries that ended his Air Force career. Almost forty years after her combat missions in the war, Sierra Sue II is bought by a hard-flying Minnesota physician known on the air show circuit simply as Doc. Sierra Sue has a rich history in Minnesota having been based here since 1979. Since a child, French Photographer and Digital Artist Elsa Carto always wanted to be able to fly.
Her longtime owner Roger “Doc” Christgau was an outstanding pilot and doctor and was well known on the local airshow circuit. Tom Hallman , a Pulitzer prize winning journalist for the Oregonian, “It is my considered opinion that your book is one of the two best books to be written about the P-51 Mustang since the publication of Robert Gruenhagen’s masterpiece that was simply entitled, “Mustang”, that was published in 1965.”– John Dienst, co-author of North American F-51 Mustangs in Latin American Air Force Service, Copyright 2020 AirCorps Aviation, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Arguably the best fighter plane ever made, today there are less than a hundred left flying in the world. Each piece is lovingly framed by certified Fine Art Trade Guild members. Chuck Cravens has put together a wonderful book on the restoration of Sierra Sue II. Photo Rag® meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper. During World War II, 15,000 P-51 Mustang fighter planes were produced by North American Aviation.
“Chuck Cravens’ COMBAT VET P-51 is a splendid addition to what has become the legend of Sierra Sue II. GN91 is purchased from the Nicaraguan Air Force by Dave Allender of San Mateo, California and registered as N5452V and Race number 19. There, we go behind-the-scenes for glimpses of warbird pilots and jet jockeys alike, preparing for their air show acts. The pictures Cravens managed to dig up add immeasurably to SSII’s storied history” – John Christgau, the author of Sierra Sue II, the Story of a P-51 Mustang, “Finally, your book is spectacular. But the real story is the history of Sierra Sue II, and the remarkable pilots who flew and loved her: from 1st Lt. Bob Bohna who flew her in combat during World War II and nearly became a reverse ace, to Sten Soderquist who flew her in Sweden in the early 50s when more than thirty Swedish pilots died in Mustang crashes, to Nicaragua where she was involved in several of dictator Luis Somozas military adventures in the late 50s, to California where Dave Allender modified her with the intent of setting a new world speed record for piston aircraft.
His romance with Sierra Sue II continues where Bohna and Soderquist and Allender leave off. We also go six stories underground for a rare, chilling visit to our nuclear command post.
Redesignated “Gron Kalle” which means green K (yellow k is repainted green). Upon acceptance by the Army Air Force, she was assigned serial number 44-63675. She is assigned to the third squadron (colored yellow) and gains the nickname of “Gul Kalle” which translated means yellow K (a yellow K is painted on the vertical tail). Race 19 is sold to Roger “Doc” Christgau of Austin, MN. Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® – a white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture – guarantees archival standards. Sierra Sue II arrives at her new station F4 near Ostersund, Sweden. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Once in Nicaragua, she is reassembled and put into service at Las Mercedes Air Base near Managua as GN91. The book Combat Vet P-51, The History of Sierra Sue II, World War II Survivor, is a detailed look at the history and restoration of one combat veteran P-51 Mustang.
Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 5:40pm.Super Bowl Pre-Game FlyoverP-51D Mustang Sierra Sue IIA true WWII combat veteran P-51 MustangPilot: Steve Hinton. Construction Number: 122-31401 Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The formation will feature the World War II-era P-51 Mustang “Sierra Sue II” leading two A-10 Warthogs… Read more .
Sierra Sue II joins the Wings of the North collection as the cornerstone of its new museum. There, we go behind-the-scenes for glimpses of warbird pilots and jet jockeys alike, preparing for their air show acts. It continues through her combat record with the Army Air Force in 1945 and service with two other nations’ air forces.
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