Aircraft Photo of 42-36200 | Aeronca O-58B Grasshopper | USA - Air Force | #109366
Registration / Serial:42-36200
Other Marks:236200
Aircraft Original Type:Aeronca 65 Super Chief/Defender (L-3/O-58)
Aircraft Generic Type:Aeronca 65 Super Chief/Defender (L-3/O-58)
Aircraft Version:Aeronca O-58B Grasshopper
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Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the United States Air Force
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 109366
Photo Comment

The Army ordered the first O-58s in 1941 to test the use of light aircraft for liaison and observation missions in direct support of ground forces. Between 1941 and 1943, Aeronca Aircraft Corp. of Middletown, Ohio, built more than 1,400 of these aircraft for the Army, of which 875 were L-3Bs. During WWII, L-3s were used in artillery fire direction, courier service, front-line liaison and pilot training. This example is on display at the National Museum of the USAF.

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