Last Thursday I received a large collection of research papers from George Copland of Duncan Oklahoma. I spent most of the weekend digesting the material and only read through a portion of it. George has completed quite a bit of research on the Curtiss Wright Junior and he has entrusted me with his data. His research included correspondence from many of the owners of the Juniors from 50 or so years ago. It appears that he spent quite a bit of time at the FAA records center in Oklahoma City going through their records. He identified many of the aircraft and I took his research and added it to the aircraft included on serial number page of this web site. With his serial number list and what I have found, we have identified about 130 individual airplanes by registration and serial number. Unfortunately many of them are no longer with us. Click on the link to “Serial Numbers” at the left and see what we have identified. By looking at the color codes you will find some of what we know of their history. If you know of what has happened to any of the others, I would appreciate any information that you would like to share.
More later about what I found in his research.