Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
  FM-2 Wildcat Bureau Number 86819  
USN

Click For Enlargement
Justin Taylan 2000

Aircraft History
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.

References
CAF Air Group One General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
Warbird Registry - Grumman Wildcat 86819
FAA Registry - N5833

Contribute Information
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

Tech Info
Wildcat

  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram