This unique aircraft, though small, played a larger roll on the home front during WWII with the Civil Air Patrol. Civilian soldiers came to the aid of the country to help patrol the coast lines of Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico. The small yet agile aircraft carried a 2 person crew (1 Pilot and 1 Observer) acting as spotter aircraft looking for German U-Boats lurking in the waters. If such an enemy was spotted, the small plane carried one 100 pound bomb underneath the fuselage. To the surprise of many, the Stinson 10A has contributed for two U-Boat sinkings.
The Mississippi Wing's Stinson 10A you see here and on video served at Coastal Base Patrol 1: Atlantic City, New Jersey as a courier service aircraft to provide vital parts to other aircraft to keep them flying. After a 10 year full restoration and first flight, this particular Stinson 10A is almost complete with her restoration, however she is in need of support with her engine and comms. With your help, we can get her to patrol the skies once again to educate the vital roll of the Civilian Soldier during WWII.