3 Squadron's NZ 2417

This P-51D-25-NT (serial number 45-11507) was part of New Zealand's Territorial Air Force 3 (Canterbury) Squadron based in Wigram. It arrived in New Zealand in 1945 and was immediately put into storage. It was later reactivated and used by 3 Squadron from June 1952 to August 1955, when it was put into storage again. Having been dismantled, it was restored to flying status with parts of NZ 2409 in 1964. It was later sent to the USA, and a complete restoration was begun in 1982. The restoration was completed in 1999 when it took to the air again under the colours of George Preddy's "Cripes A' Mighty 3rd".

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