Built by General Motors. Constructors Number 5877.
Circa 1952, purchased by Butler Aviation of Redmond, Oregon and operated as a crop duster. During 1955, crashed while spraying. Afterwards, the wreckage of this aircraft passed between several owners.
During 1983 owned by Yanks Museum (Yankee Air Museum) and registered as N5833. Restored to flying condition, first flight April 24, 1987. During 1988 owned by Yesterday's Air Force.
Purchased by Bob Reiss then donated to CAF San Diego (Air Group One). Painted in the markings of "00".
During the 2000's painted in Royal Navy marking with fuselage code Q T. Circa 2007, based with CAF Camarillo.
CAF Air Group One General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
Warbird Registry - Grumman Wildcat 86819
FAA Registry - N5833
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January 9, 2018