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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, BuNu 86819. After flight test it was immediately put into surplus and then sold. It operated for a number of years (late 50's to mid 60's) as an aerial bug sprayer out of Pennsylvania and the pacific northwest. It passed through a few more owners before being purchased by Bob and Claire Reiss of San Diego, CA around mid 1980's. They then donated the Wildcat 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... ...

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