Curtiss R5C-1 (1947)

Curtiss R5C-1 Ten R5C-1's were delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard on mid 1947 and based at Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Elizabeth City, North Carolina to support the Coast Guards Aircraft Repair and Supply Center. Of the 10 aircraft received one was returned and four were declared surplus to the Coast Guard’s needs and were returned to the War assets Administration for disposal. In 1948 an additional R-5C was transferred to the Navy. Of the four remaining aircraft, Two were used as spares and two were fully operational. These aircraft were used for logistic and personnel transportation to Coast Guard facilities. The R-5C-1 had a reinforced floor to accommodate 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg) of cargo and a large two-segment cargo door on the port side aft of the wing opening outward and upward With the outbreak of the Korea hostilities in 1950 the  R5Cs were transferred to the USAF.   Manufacturer: Model: Year: 1947     [...]

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Curtiss SB2C-3/4 (1944)

Curtiss SB2C-3/4 Three  SB2C aircraft were based at Coast Guard Air station San Diego. They were used for Air rescue operations. The speed provided rapid delivery of rafts and other equipment to people in the water. They were also used to intercept and shoot down the balloon bombs the Japanese floated across the Pacific Ocean to strike the West Coast. The balloons did minimal damage.   Manufacturer: Model: Year: 1945    

Curtiss SB2C-3/4 (1944)2017-07-13T22:38:36+00:00

Curtiss SO3C-1/2/3 “Seamew” (1944)

Curtiss SO3C-1/2/3 "Seamew" The Curtiss SO3C Seamew was developed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation as a replacement for the SOC Seagull as the United States Navy's standard floatplane scout. Curtiss named the SO3C the Seamew From the time it entered service the SO3C suffered two serious flaws: in-flight stability problems and problems with the unique Ranger air-cooled V-shaped inline engine. While the in-flight stability problem was eventually addressed (although not fully solved), the Ranger XV-770 engine proved a dismal failure even after many attempted modifications. Poor flight performance and a poor maintenance record led to the SO3C being withdrawn from US Navy first line units by 1944. The Navy assigned 27 SOC1/3 to the Coast Guard. In1943/44. All aircraft were returned to the Navy by June 1944. Manufacturer: Model: Year: 1944    

Curtiss SO3C-1/2/3 “Seamew” (1944)2017-07-13T22:39:07+00:00

Curtiss HS-2L (1917-1921)

Curtis HS-2L The Coast Guard was transferred from the Navy back to the Treasury Department on 28 August 1919. Coast Guard Captain Stanley V. Parker who had been the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air station Rockaway, New York was ordered to Headquarters and assigned as the Aide for Aviation. With the war over Parker turned Coast Guard attention back to the utilization of aircraft in the saving of life and property along the coastal regions of the United States and at sea contiguous to them. The new Commandant, William Edward Reynolds, was favorably disposed toward the establishment of a Coast Guard air station to thoroughly evaluate the concept. The authority to establish Coast Guard air stations was contained in the Navy Deficiency Act of 1916. Four HS-2L flying boats and two Aeromarine Model 40s, used during WWI, were obtained from the U.S. Navy. The air station continued to prove its worth but there was no appropriation for continued operation forthcoming from Congress. The Morehead City air station [...]

Curtiss HS-2L (1917-1921)2017-07-19T19:07:57+00:00

Curtiss NC-4 (1919)

Curtiss NC-4 The NC-4 was one of four NC (Navy-Curtiss) flying-boats, built during World War I, originally to provide patrol cover for American shipping in the Atlantic against the German U-boats but the war was ending even as flight testing began. After the War it was decided to enter the Navy-Curtiss machines for a transatlantic attempt. At 20:01 hours on May 27, 1919, NC-4' completed the first transatlantic flight.LT. Elmer Stone USCG was the pilot. Manufacturer: Model: NC-4 Year: 1919  

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Curtiss R-6 (1917)

Curtiss R-6 The Curtiss R-6 was flown by Coast Guard Aviators during WWI. The Armored Cruiser Huntington arrived in Pensacola on May 28, 1917 for a series of tests and evaluations. 3rd Lieutenant E. F. Stone USCG, 3rd Lieutenant Robert Donohue USCG and CAP C.T. Thrun USCG were ordered aboard as part of a nine man aviation detachment. Lieutenant Marc Mitscher, USN had reported aboard at Mare Island as Senior Aviator. Some WWI Navy Aircraft were flown by Coast Guard Aviators who were assigned to Naval Air Stations Manufacturer: Curtiss Model: R-6 Year: 1917

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Curtiss HS-1 (1917)

Curtiss HS-1 During WWI the Coast Guard was part of the Navy. Some Coast Guard Aviators flew the Curtiss HS-1 This was a Navy aircraft. It is listed to provide historical significance. Manufacturer: Model: Year: 1917  

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Curtiss N-9 (1917)

Curtiss N-9 The Curtiss N-9 was used by the Navy for flight training during WWI. It was an adaption of the Army’s JN Jenny – CG aviators learned to fly in them. The N-9 was a Navy aircraft. It is listed to provide historical sequence. Manufacturer: Model: Year: 1917  

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Curtiss Model F Flying Boat (1915)

When Lieutenants Stone and Hall first participated in flights to prove the value of the airplane to the Coast Guard –they did so at the Curtis Flying School at Hampton Roads Virginia. A Curtis MF Flying Boat was utilized It was not a Coast Guard aircraft.

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