BuNo 92132

Current Civil Registration Number N194G

Though BuNo 92132 was produced prior to the end of the war, it was destined to remain stateside for the entirety of its military service life.  Ultimatley stricken in January 1957, it was purchased as surplus the following year by Ed Maloney and soon joined his rapidly expanding Air Museum in Claremont, CA.  Maloney had the plane repainted as number '29' “Frisco Kid” and maintained it on outdoor display in Claremont, and later Ontario, CA until 1973 when the collection was relocated to Chino, CA. 

At that point it was traded to fellow collector David Tallichet who maintained the plane for the next three years at his “Yesterdays Air Force” facility, directly across the apron from Maloney’s newly renamed “Air Museum - Planes of Fame”.  In 1976 BuNo 92132 and essentially every other airworthy Corsair that could make it to California was employed for the filming of the “Black Sheep Squadron” television series.

As film production drew to a close less than two years later, BuNo 92132 became largely static and remained parked on the tarmac for the most part until 1994 when it was purchased by Henry “Butch” Schroeder of Danville, CA.  The plane enjoyed some limited restoration effort during its 9-year stay at Vermillion County Airport, but was ultimately sold in 2003 to the Tri-State Warbird Museum of Batavia, OH.  Today, this very original and largely unmolested airframe is undergoing a paced and deliberate restoration by Paul Redlich and his crew back to factory stock perfection.

 

BuNo 92132 - NAF Litchfield Park, AZ 1959 - Jim Sullivan Collection BuNo 92132 Air Museum Ontario, CA 1962 - Jim Sullivan Collection BuNo 92132 Air Museum Ontario, CA 1962 -Jim Sullivan Collection
BuNo 92132 Newly repainted for the Air Museum, photo at San Fernando, CA August 1959 - Jim Sullivan Collection BuNo 92132 Van Nuys, CA Aug 1970 - Jim Sullivan Collection BuNo 92132 - Mint Moore


BuNo 92132