History / Previous Identities:
1957: McClellan AFB, surplus
1957: N5448V, surplus, Wayne Clevenger, bought for $1063!
1958: Jan, N5448V, sale, Earl Dodge, Anchorage AK
1958: May, N5448V, sale, Jack Barrett
1960: Apr, N5448V, sale, Earl Dodge, Anchorage AK
1968: Jul, N5448V, sale, Larry Mattson
1968: Nov, N5448V, sale, Mike Coutches, Hayward CA
1984: May, aircraft stolen from Tonapah NV, recovered 4 months later in Merced Ca.
1993: Mar, N5448V, reg, Robert Coutches, Hayward CA
1994: May, N5448V, sale, Chris Gruys, Sante Fe NM, Complete rebuild by Dan Martin in Hollister, CA
1999: Suffered front end damage during landing roll-out, fixed by Dan Martin
2003: Prop seal failed during ferry flight by Dan Martin. Martin was able to get back and land safely without a controllable prop. Oil was everywhere! (We do mean everywhere). Nice flying Dan.
2007: Sep 25, N5448V, sale, Wings and Wheels LLC, Sante Fe NM
2009: Dec, N5448V, sale, Dan Fordice, Vicksburg MS, Delivered Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport, KTVR
2010: Jan 11, N251CS, reg, Dan Fordice, Vicksburg MS
2010: N251CS, repainted,"Charlotte’s Chariot II" of the 354th FG 353rd FS which was flown by Cary Salter. Cary is still alive and is still married to Charlotte after 65 years.
2012: Apr 09, Charlotte passed after a long life with Cary. Our thanks to both Cary and Charlotte for their sacrifice for our country.
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