North American P-51D (F-51D) Mustang; Events, National Air Races (Cleveland, OH, 1920-1949). [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

One-quarter left front view of North American P-51D Mustang "The Galloping Ghost" (r/n NX79111, race number 77). Standing on the wing is the pilot, either Steve Beville or Bruce Raymond, co-owners of the aircraft. North American P-51D. Later owned and extensively modified by Jimmy Leeward, "Galloping Ghost" crashed on September 16, 2011 during the National Championship Air Races, Reno, Nevada, killing Leeward and ten spectators.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Airplane racing
  • National Championship Air Races
  • Airlines
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1949


Cleveland, Ohio

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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