N661V

📌The next aircraft that I have information on is N661V, Serial Number 1043. The photograph and the following information was received from Alex Davidson: “I got into historical research on the beginning of the (Curtiss) Essex airport Caldwell NJ (KCDW). In the process I have collected some of the Curtiss-Wright Review Magazines.” The attached is … Read more N661V

644V

📌 N644V Serial Number 1026. This airplane was manufactured March 31, 1931. It had a short life as there was a notice in the records that it had been “totally wrecked” by June 22, 1931. It was registered to Continental Airways in Chicago at the time of cancellation. My research does not show any connection … Read more 644V

N663V

I bought this photograph of N663V in an auction.  Unfortunately I have no further information.  Please help me fill in the history.  Do you recognize the aircraft of where the photograph was taken?  You can reach me at randy@curtisswrightjunior.com  Thanks,,,,, Randy

George K. Jehanian (looking for information)

Rust and Grease Grandpa’s Shop was a blog-post I found a couple of years ago. Apparently  the blog owner was the grandson. I have attempted to contact the owner, but have had no luck.  The grandfather had an automotive repair shop in West Philadelphia in the 1930’s.  His name was George K. Jehanian. It also … Read more George K. Jehanian (looking for information)

Mauldin

This photograph came from “Brownsville Station” Facebook site.  Their caption read: 1931  “1921 “Learn to fly for $100 (11 hours) in the New Curtiss Wright Junior.  Rides $1.00. Les Mauldin – Brownsville Airport’ written on a custom-made spare tire cover; his daughter Junita on bumper.  Photo taken in McAllen Texas. Thanks,,,,, Randy

Night Watchman Crashes a Curtiss Junior

From Popular Aviation August 1931 Night Watchman Crashes a Curtiss Junior CHARLES MURRAY, 20-year-old student pilot and night watchman at the Denver,  Colorado,  Curtiss-Wright aviation filed, was tired of staying on the ground. It was 5:30 a.m. and none of the officials would be at the field for several hours, and by that time the thrill … Read more Night Watchman Crashes a Curtiss Junior

Blakesburg Iowa and Brodhead Wisconsin

I spent parts of the last two weeks at fly-ins at Blakesburg and Brodhead.  The weather at Blakesburg was excellent with just the right amount of sun, clouds and wind.  The airplanes on display were outstanding and the sky was continually filled with action. The second week was at the Brodhead fly-in.  There are a total of three … Read more Blakesburg Iowa and Brodhead Wisconsin

The rest of the “rest of the story”

In the last post I asked the following question; In the 1930’s what political event in the country of Venezuela concerned a Curtiss Wright Junior CW-1?  The fist correct I got was from Freddie Pedrique.  Here is his answer: YOU ARE  TALKING ABOUT  NC11848  S/N 1222 BOUGHT BY MR. MARCOS SARCOS  PORTILLO IN 1932. THIS AIRCRAFT WAS CONFISCATED IN VENEZUELA BY … Read more The rest of the “rest of the story”

Individual Aircraft Histories

I have gathered a lot of photographs and history on over 150 of the  Curtiss Wright Junior airplanes built.  To see those photos and read what specific airplane history I have found,  select All Aircraft link above,  find the registration number for the airplane  and then select the photograph or logo to the left of the registration number.  The history and … Read more Individual Aircraft Histories

Video of N10962

I found this video on line of Chris Price and Paul Seibert flying around the Brodhead Airport during the 2012 Midwest Antique Airplane Association “Grassroots” fly-in at Brodhead Airport.   I am planning on seeing you two at “Grassroots” this year. Randy Select here to see the video.   

Interesting Fact on N11851 Serial Number 1225

In going through some paperwork on Serial 1225,  FAA records show that for a couple of years (1932 – 1933) this plane was licensed “Experimental” as it was demonstrating the use of an  Augustine R-4-40 engine.  Elsewhere in the file, it states that it was a two-cycle air-cooled engine.  At that time it was registered to a Norman P. Augustine of Buffalo New … Read more Interesting Fact on N11851 Serial Number 1225

Help

Curtisswrightjunior.com is gathering any historical information that you might have about the Junior.  If you have any stories to tell, photographs to share or any other information, please contact me. Does any one know where I can get microfilm printed?  I finally found a reader at one of the local libraries, but it doesn’t print … Read more Help

Curtiss Wright Junior project for sale — Make Offer

Received the following information from Nick Crate about a project that is for sale. Select the Classified above to see photographs.  Tell him you found it on curtisswrightjunior.com 1931 CURTISS JUNIOR CW-1    GOTTA SELL IT Pusher project.  Really nice fuselage, tail feathers.  Misc parts with current paperwork Make offer – Contact Nick Crate  704-954-0059