10973 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

05/28/31

Curtiss Wright Airplane Company

Date of manufacture.

05/30/31

R&L Airways
Box 1342
El Paso, Texas

10/31/31

C.M. Downs
P.O. Box 939
Fort Stockton, Texas

Fuselage recovered, Motor general overhaul

12/28/31

C.M. Downs
P.O. Box 939
Fort Stockton, Texas

“This ship has cylinder braces around the three cylinders to hold the head on as per drawing. I think that this is very good as it has cut down on a great deal of motor vibration.” RM Delaney

05/24/32

359

C.M. Downs
P.O. Box 939
Fort Stockton, Texas

06/25/32

W.H. Grant
P.O. Box432
Marfa, Texas

Repair trailing edge fairings. Install new elevator control cables. In stall windshield.

03/03/38

Ray L. Baumgardner
Box 147
Sweetwater, Texas

Wing ribs reinforced.

05/01/46

Ray L. Baumgardner
Box 147
Sweetwater, Texas

Added a modified J3 engine mount to fit Lycoming O-145 to existing airframe mounts, Installed gun mount with 40 12 gas shotgun shells in front of front cockpit for automatic shotgun. Added 9 gallon fuel tank to rear seat and installed wobble pump. Weight and balance recalculated.” R.L. Baumgardner AE 15122

01/03/47

Ray L. Baumgardner
Box 147
Sweetwater, Texas

Lycoming 0-145-A2

08/28/47

Ray L. Baumgardner
Box 147
Sweetwater, Texas

Weight and balance refigured. Drawings to document: Wing ribs reinforced with additional uptight supports. Installed motorcycle throttle handgrip in front cockpit. Documentation on gun mount and rear cockpit fuel tank. R.L. Baumgardner AE 15122

04/09/48

Ray L. Baumgardner
Box 147
Sweetwater Texas

Data supporting conversion of Lycoming O-145 engine to an O-145-A2

08/24/49

Ray L. Baumgardner
Box 821
Fort Stockton, Texas

Restricted Airworthiness

11/06/51

Ray L. Baumgardner
Box 821
Fort Stockton, Texas

Experimental Airworthiness.

06/18/53

Joe C. Davis Jr.
2308 Avenue M
Hondo Texas

12/04/53

R.B. Geisenger
Rt.2 Box 551A
Irving, Texas

02/16/59

920:50

R.B. Geisenger
Rt.2 Box 551A
Irving, Texas

Aircraft disassembled and recovered. All equipment removed to place aircraft back in standard category. R.B. Geisenger AP 340401IA

10/22/66

Max Kruger
522 Hillwood Drive
San Antonio, Texas

Recovered aircraft. Earl Uhl AP386627IA

07/17/67

M. H. Spinks Enterprises, Inc.
Box 11099
Fort Worth Texas 76110

06/17/74

Max Kruger
522 Hillwood Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78213

12/26/76

Jack E. Gorman
1104 Milam Building
San Antonio, Texas 78205

11/22/76

Max Kruger
522 Hillwood Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78213

Letter from Gorman to FAA stating that above sale was cancelled and ownership going back to Kruger

11/14/77

William H. Meredith
P.O. Box 1016
Castorville, Texas 78009

09/05/79

Max Kruger
522 Hillwood Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78213

09/19/80

L. M. Bryson
138 Shannon Lee
San Antonio, Texas 78216

03/22/84

ADA Aircraft Museum
5500 South High
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73129

11/18/97

City of Liberal Kansas
Box 2199
Liberal Kansas 67905

07/16/02

City of Liberal Kansas
c/o Mid America Air Museum
2000 West 2nd Street
Liberal, Kansas 67905

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