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Great Find!

Friend Mike Gretz located an original photo of the Parish Stearman N44JP, restored by RARE, when based at NAS Ottumwa. The BuNo 43576 is N44JP’s original and current number. The first photo found left question as to the last digit. A clearer photo has been produced and confirmed that this is N44JP when in service. What a great find and addition to the story of N44JP.

N44JP when based at NAS OTM

NAS Ottumwa. Winter 1944-45. Lt. Commander William F. Clifton lifting the right wing up.(Photo from William F. Clifton)