10943 History

Below is a condensed version of the FAA documents that are on the CD for the aircraft.  CD’s are available on line through the FAA website.

Date

Hours

Owner

Notes

05/16/31

Curtiss Wright Airplane Company

Date of manufacture.  Bill of sale from Walter Beeck.

05/16/31

Fort Smith Aircraft Corporation
711 Garrison Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

08/01/31

Rutherford J. Ross
601 May Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

04/11/32

82:00

Rutherford J. Ross
601 May Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

01/04/33

139:13

Rutherford J. Ross
601 May Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Re doped and repainted.

05/18/33

147:00

Rutherford J. Ross
601 May Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

11/07/33

Floyd H. Muncie
P. O. Box 59
Fort Smith, Arkansas

04/18/34

183:00

Floyd H. Muncie
P. O. Box 59
Fort Smith, Arkansas

04/10/35

Floyd H. Muncie
P. O. Box 59
Fort Smith, Arkansas

06/22/35

E. O. Hensley
Vern Killman
E. G. Pugh
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

07/05/35

Vern Killman
E. G. Pugh
6th and Broadway
Muskogee, Oklahoma

01/22/36

Vern Killman
J. B. Somers
Muskogee, Oklahoma

03/02/36

Mrs. Melvena Boxendale
Krebs, Oklahoma

08/20/36

310:00

Mrs. Melvena Boxendale
Krebs, Oklahoma

09/05/36

Mrs. Melvena Boxendale
108 South Main Street
McAlester, Oklahoma

09/24/36

Mrs. Melvena Boxendale
721 South Oak Street
McAlester, Oklahoma

05/25/37

E. O. Hensley
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

11/08/37

B. R. Baker
Douglas Peercy
Skiatook, Oklahoma

04/04/38

Harry Jacobs
1403 N. Harvard
Tulsa, Oklahoma

09/01/38

Harry Jacobs
1403 N. Harvard
Tulsa, Oklahoma

New crankshaft installed in engine. New wheel bushings. New propeller and propeller hub. Fuselage welded. Supervising mechanic # 731

10/29/38

391:15

Harry Jacobs
1403 N. Harvard
Tulsa, Oklahoma

11/08/38

John Corlett
722 N B Street
Arkansas City, Kansas

01/10/40

Howard Bebout
Box 172
Hudson, Wyoming

Shows purchase from Dewitt Ross Jr., 1517 South Carolina Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma on 10 January 1941

05/06/41

Howard Bebout
Box 172
Hudson, Wyoming

Another bill of sale from John Corlett

10/15/55

L. A Kraemer
P. O. Box 1945
Rapid City, South Dakota

Aircraft completely rebuilt. Installed Franklin engine. Shows Restricted category for photography use.

06/23/59

Roland Westerman
Route 1
Lorenzo, Texas

Recovered left and right wings.

10/01/66

Lera Westerman
Van White
514 Avenue N
Lubbock, Texas

Completely rebuilt aircraft. New ribs and spars. New fabric. Fuselage and wings repaired per drawings attached to FAA 337,

10/03/66

Lera Westerman
Van White
514 Avenue N
Lubbock, Texas

Normal airworthiness certificate issued.  Original engine installed.

06/12/70

Aircraft Museum
714 West 77 1/2 Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota

04/11/77

B. J. Larson
10044 Nicolett Avenue S
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

01/31/81

Wayne A. Edsall
3181 McIlhatten Drive
Bozeman, Montana 59715

02/26/83

Dewitt T. Ross
Barbara M. Ross
22 Condor Circle
Carson City, Nevada 89701

04/14/03

Dewitt T. Ross
Carson City, Nevada 

11/05/05

Jerry C. Ross
Carson City, Nevada 

07/02/06

Jerry C. Ross
Shingle Springs, CA