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WILDCAT/Bu. 12296



Bureau #: 12296
Construction #:
  5956
Civil Registration:
  N3210D
  Model(s):
  F4F-3 Wildcat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2006

History:
Delivered to U.S. Navy as 12296, 19??.
- Assigned to U.S.S. Sable.
- Ditched in Lake Michigan, June 21, 1943.
National Museum Of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, 1991.
- Recovered from Lake Michagan, Dec. 1, 1991.
A & T Rcovery Inc, Batavia, IL, 1991.
- Registered as N3210D, Dec. 1991.
David P. Kensler/Warbirds Aircraft Restoration & Salvage Inc, Waterford, MI, Dec. 1991-1996.
- Restored to airworthy, Pontiac, MI.
- First flight, June 20, 1995.
- Flew as 12296/F-1.
John C. Dimmer, Tacoma, WA, 1996-2002.
- Loaned to Olympic Flight Museum, Olympia Regional Airport, WA, 19??-2003.
Pacific Air Museum, Ford Island, HI, 2006.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Brad Pilgrim.
Photo Source(s):
Unknown


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