During WWII, N540TP was flown by Major Ray Melikian in the South Pacific. Major Melikian’s combat history with this P40N includes out-flying and downing two Zeros and a Betty Bomber. Chris Prevost rescued the war-torn wreckage in 2000 and over a nine year period meticulously restored this grand bird into the magnificent flying machine it is today. In March of 2009, Major Melikian enjoyed flying his ol’ friend, with 30 members of his family present to witness this war hero take to the skies again in his mighty steed. After spinning around the Sonoma Skies, when Chris and Ray returned to earth, Chris remarked, “well the old man has still got it – he’s one hell of a stick, no wonder we won the war!’ Both and honor and a joy to take Melikian flying, Chris Prevost has loaned the P40 to the museum so you too can fly into history aboard some of America’s greatest airpower: The P40 Warhawk.