P-51 Mounted on Massillon Road

We mounted Jean Ann II on her pole on Saturday April 12 at 1:00pm. It took about 45 min to complete the activity. The crew still has to add the canopy, the air scoop panels, do some touch-up, and paint the pole before she is finished.  Bob Withee was able to watch the entire process.

Bob Withee with his plane, the “Jean Ann II” P-51 Mustang

Congratulations on successfully mounting the P-51 Mustang.  Outstanding job – thank you to all the crew members involved!

  • Crew Chief – Bob Sours
  • Ron Duplain
  • Jim Jackson
  • Jim Shoop
  • Dave Pawski
  • Allen Hess
  • Dave Hoerig
  • Wayne Noall

Special thanks to: Jerry Leeks for transporting the aircraft to the site. Mark & Matt Preusser, Jim Vance from Ohio Bridge Stripper Inc. for providing the crane and operator and Mark Stuckey for his expertise for the pole and the mounting structure.

Transporting the P-51 Mustang to the pole

Pictures of transporting the P-51 Mustang

Placing the P-51 Mustang on the small trailer.

More pictures of the move by Rick Willaman


Next Steps for the P-51 Mustang

Work will now begin on the rest of the monument. Limestone, stanchions, chain and a walkway made from pavers donated by the Belden Brick Company.