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Shorpy is moving to a new server tonight, so there may be times when the site is unavailable. See you when we get back! 4x5 Kodachrome transparency of Civil Air Patrol plane (Stinson 10A) at Bar Harbor, Maine, by John Collier, June 1943. Full size. A couple more here and here.


Stinson Model 10A

Ground view of Stinson model 10A, NC36793. This view photo was taken in 1943 at Bar Harbor airport, Maine. At the time this airplane was flown by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) on anti submarie missions off the Eastern seaboard of the United States. A CAP mechanic has the right cowling opening inspecting the engine. ( (From:

[Thanks! I just posted the original here and another here. - Dave]

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