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Fairchild J2K (UC-61) N81348

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THE STORY:

Fairchild J2K (UC-61) Unit: Old Dominion Squadron Location: Franklin, Virginia Progress: 80% Expected Completion: Spring 2017

SUMMARY

The important role the U.S. Coast Guard played in World War II battling German submarines at America’s doorstep is sometimes overlooked. This Fairchild J2K, also called a UC-61, is the only aircraft in the CAF to bear Coast Guard markings and tell their history.

HISTORY

Many Coast Guard aircraft were tasked with tackling the U-Boat menace, first on neutrality patrol, and later in combat. Young Coast Guard aviators in J2Ks armed with two 100-pound bombs, flew many missions off the east coast of the U.S. in the early stages of World War II.

PROGRESS

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Coast Guard, and as part of her mission to commemorate this history, the Old Dominion Squadron's J2K Miss Cherie II has participated in several events alongside the modern-day  Coast Guard, reconnecting "coasties" with their history.

TASKS AHEAD

The squadron is seeking a set of exhaust manifolds, and need to replace the tail wheel assembly to ensure several years' continued operation. In addition to replacement parts for Miss Cherie II, the Squadron is looking for support in building an exhibit for their hangar to tell the aircraft's Coast Guard history. Lastly, the squadron will honor the Coast Guard by re-marking the aircraft with the Coast Guard insignia specific to where Miss Cherie II and her fellow J2Ks were stationed.

VISION

The squadron is driven to tell the compelling story of those who served with the U.S. Coast Guard, to ensure that younger generations will still understand the vital role this military branch plays in defending our homeland.

$901

MONEY RAISED
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  • Larry&Karen Stout

    $50

  • Gary Baker

    $250

  • Tom & Lynda

    $50

  • Bob and Vicky Collette

    $100

  • M. Hartz

    $25

  • Mark Gregg

    $50

  • Herbert Crone

    $10

  • Offline donation

    $25

  • Offline donation

    $10

  • Edwin Ward

    $30

  • Carl Cantrell

    $25

  • Mike Spalding

    $25

  • Offline donations

    $26

  • Allen Karst

    $100

  • Dave Grace

    $100

  • Steven Hager

    $25

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18% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $901 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Steven Hager

Steven Hager

DONATION: $25

Tribute to my two new Grandchildren, Nora and William 3 years ago

Dave Grace

Dave Grace

DONATION: $100

SK3 Elisabeth Mueller Grace WWII 3 years ago

Allen Karst

Allen Karst

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Offline donations

Offline donations

DONATION: $26

3 years ago

Mike Spalding

Mike Spalding

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Carl Cantrell

Carl Cantrell

DONATION: $25

CWO USCG Retired 3 years ago

Edwin Ward

Edwin Ward

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Offline donation

Offline donation

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Offline donation

Offline donation

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Herbert Crone

Herbert Crone

DONATION: $10

3 years ago