This Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Stearman, N27933, started life at the Stearman Aircraft Plant in Wichita Kansas as US Army serial number 41-870 and was received by the US Army Air Corp (USAAC) on 4 November 1940.
Its first assignment was to the 62nd Flying Training Detachment at the Mississippi Institute of Aeronautics, AAF Flying Training Command at Jackson Field, Mississippi. It was based at Jackson Field from November 1940 until November 1943. While at Jackson Field it survived a mid-air collision with another PT-17, serial number 41-865, in April of 1941. In November 1943, 41-870 was transferred to the 318th Flying Training Detachment, Women Airforce Service Pilots School, Air Training Command, at Avenger AAF in Sweetwater, Texas. It remained at Avenger AAF until its transfer in August 1944 to the 2533rd AAF Base Unit ATC Pilot School for Primary and Basic Training at Goodfellow AAF, in San Angelo, Texas.
In June 1945, it was declared as excess surplus and transferred to Mustang Field at El Reno, Oklahoma. In July of 1945 it was disposed of as surplus and sold through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC).
Our goal is to raise enough money to restore this aircraft to its former wartime glory. Please help us give this aircraft the proper restoration it deserves to help preserve the legacy of those that flew and fought, both as men and women, during WW2. Your donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible!.