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1941 J3 Cub (N38374)

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Jun 2, 2008
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Back in the family since 1965...

This plane was built in Lockhaven, PA in 1941 and first sold to Tufts-Edgcumbe, Inc in Des Plaines, IL. In 1943 she was then sold to Defense Plant Corporation in Washington, DC. In 1944 she was sold again to a private owner in Wisconsin. She changed ownership 6 more times but remained in Wisconsin until 1963 where she then made her way to a new owner in Michigan. After only one year, she found a new owner in Nebraska, a US Army soldier who brought her down south to NC. My dad then bought this plane in 1965 from this soldier who was stationed at Ft. Bragg. My dad flew her for many years but eventually got out of flying and let her sit up in an old barn until 1987 when an airline friend found out about it and wanted to buy and restore her. He did just that and a total restoration was completed in 1990. The airplane changed hands one more time in 1992 to another NC owner and in 1994, my dad bought it back. I was just learning to fly about that time and my dad wanted me to learn how to fly a "real airplane", he said. We enjoyed the old Cub for 6 years until she was sold again in 2000 to a friend in NC who kept her until 2008, at which point, I was finally able to purchase the airplane and bring it back to the family. I plan to keep her as long as I can.




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