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B Fenstermaker 1991

Wartime History

Post War
Owned by Charlotte Aircraft Corp, Charlotte, NC from 1954-1969 and registered as N1563M. It was left in the open in Elizabeth City until 1985.

Acquired by Gary Larkins 1985-1990 and underwent a rebuilt to airworthy status in Auburn, CA and was not flown. Next, owned by Daryl Greenamyer of Van Nuys in 1990. 

Bruce Fenstermaker arranged for its shipped to the Indonesian Air Force Museum in 1990 as part of a a trade for export privileges for several Japanese aircraft at Babo Airfield.

Restoration & Display
Restored by the Indonesian Air Force Museum over five months. Painted in Indonesian Air Force markings with PB 505 on the nose, representing a PBY used after the war for coastal patrols.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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