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  • Posted in thread: Sentimental Journey 2017 ... on 06-24-2017 at 05:50 PM
    Across the autobahn from the main gate at Rhine-Main was the little town of Zeppelinheim.
    That's where the base NCO club was located. It was quite an adventure getting there on foot,
    but I always was ...

  • Posted in thread: Sentimental Journey 2017 ... on 06-23-2017 at 10:43 PM
    Jim I did a hitch in the Army, too. Talking about the Air Force staying in 5 star hotels, When
    I was on C-5s, we traversed Frankfurt just about every time we went East, which out of Dover
    was our meat...

  • Posted in thread: Sentimental Journey 2017 ... on 06-23-2017 at 12:43 AM
    I did get up there today. I launched around 0800 and made my fuel stop at about 0830. Got
    fueled up and out over central Pennsyltucky with a slight tail wind, landed at Lock Haven just
    about 1000. Wen...

  • Posted in thread: Sentimental Journey 2017 ... on 06-21-2017 at 10:52 PM
    I'm going to take a shot at it tomorrow. I have no desire to camp out, though. I slept out in
    the dirt for too many years to want to do it for "fun"!

  • Posted in thread: L-4 Restoration, help needed for an aspiring A&P on 06-15-2017 at 01:04 PM
    There are a number of sources for you to make use of. I have made copies of some of the
    drawings on disc and can send them to you. Cub Club has a number of others in print. I can also
    send you the par...

  • Posted in thread: round trip flights to a remote Co/Ut strip in a stock J-3 on 06-14-2017 at 11:03 AM
    I have hauled a 5 gallon GI jerry can around before. Thick metal and very well made. I always
    carry a filtering funnel and a spout when I do though

  • Posted in thread: Willkie buttons? on 06-08-2017 at 11:17 PM
    I don't have any Wendell Willkie buttons, but I have a couple of "I Like Ike" buttons...

  • Posted in thread: Maam WWII Weekend on 06-06-2017 at 04:19 AM
    I am always amazed at the number of people my age who have no idea what that means. I was
    always glued to the TV set whenever "Combat" came on as a kid. It was a common prop sign in
    scenes of that ser...

  • Posted in thread: Maam WWII Weekend on 06-05-2017 at 09:01 PM
    The Weekend went off well, despite borderline rain. 3 of our fellow Cubbers were in attendance,
    Ralf, KAP and AOP

  • Posted in thread: I'm Grateful of their sacrifice on 05-29-2017 at 05:52 PM
    In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in
    the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead.
    Short days...

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May 24, 2015  •  11:56 AM
Dear AOP,
Quick question...
L-4 being advertised on TAP and Barnstormers.
Serial number 9400 N9095C
Seller says the AAF number is 43-539,
however Joe Baughter's list does not show 539.
It is painted as a NE-1 and broker makes reference
that it could have Naval history.
Looking for a suggestion on my next step to
try and authenticate.
(the selling broker is on the Reno Air Museum
Board of Directors. You would think he would
have this groundwork all done).
Thanks for any assistance.
and a Memorial Day "thank you for your service"!
May 24, 2015  •  02:27 PM

Joe Baugher only has what records he can find or can get from current owners. It was my understanding that all Navy NE-1s were stock J3s. It is possible that the owner was in the Navy or just wanted to paint the airplane as a Navy bird. I would get the fuselage frame number from him and then go to Clyde Smith for the build sheet. That will tell you what it really is. Don't assume anything and treat him like a used car salesman.
May 25, 2017  •  10:11 PM
AOP what's the name of your book and where can I purchase it?

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