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  L-5 "Gayle Ann" Serial Number 42-98758  
USAAF
5th AF
25th Liaison Squadron
"Guinea Short Lines"

Aircraft History
Built by Stinson. Delivered to the US Army on December 3, 1943. Disassembled and shipped overseas to New Guinea.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 25th Liaison Squadron "Guinea Short Lines" Assigned to pilot SSgt Gerard R. "Gerry" Felter. With crew chief Pete Peterson. Nicknamed "Gayle Ann".

This aircraft flew 15 FAC (Forward Air Control) mission and the silhouette of a canoe, represent an incident when the aircraft caught a local canoe off Mindanao with Japanese aboard, and sank it with small arms fire and hand grenades, the remaining Japanese were later captured by friendly guerrillas.

References
L-5 42-990444 is painted to represent this aircraft.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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