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WILDCAT/Bu. 12297



Bureau #: 12297
Construction #: 5957
Civil Registration: None
  Model(s):
  F4F-3 Wildcat
Name: None
Status: Displayed
Last info: 2006

History:
Delivered to USN as 12297, 19??.
- Ditched into Lake Michigan by Ens. Horace Little, 1943.
National Museum Of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, FL, 1988-2006.
- Recovered from Lake Michigan, 1988.
- Loaned to Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY, 1988-2006.
- Restored by Grumman, Bethpage, NY.

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.
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Photo Source(s):
Scott Rose/Warbirds Resource Group.


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