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    N5833 was produced in Mid August 1945 by General Motors under contract as Grumman Eastern Aircraft Division as a FM-2. After flight test it was immediately put into surplus and then sold. It operated for a number of years as an aerial bug sprayer out of Pennsylvania and the pacific northwest. N5833 was purchased by Bob and Claire Reiss of San Diego, CA and donated to the CAF. It wore the paint of VOC-1, Commander Bush Bringle. During restoration in 2003 it was painted as a Martlet VI to commemorate RAF Squadron 835 on the aircraft carrier HMS Nairana. Aug 2019 it was again repainted, now with a more traditional Navy tri color scheme typical of FM-2's leaving the factory in 1944. The... ...

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