Grumman built aircraft. It was stationed at NAS Pearl
Harbor in December 1941 and survived the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. This aircraft remained in service for the rest of the war.
Sold surplus and started hauling fish in the Bahamas. It was crashed
in 1955 in the Bahamas and recovered from a lake in the early 1990s.
Restored by Wichita Air Services
Inc. / Warbird Division. The Duck carries
the same markings as it did on December 7, 1941. That of a utility
squadron, with tail hook removed, as it was land based.
Derek Johnson adds:
"The company I work for has just finished a seven year restoration
of a Grumman J2F-4 Duck. This is the only known flying example of the Grumman
built Ducks. All that you see flying or in museums are J2F-6 models.
This particular J2F-6 serial no. 1649. We are proud to say that we received
Reserve Grand Champion honors at Oshkosh and we love to see it fly. If anyone
has info about this particular Duck we would
be pleased to know as much as possible. We have all the military service
records but not much once it was civil registered."
Air Classics Magazine volume 41
number 9 article about this aircraft
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January 9, 2018