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Dear Mr. Heitz,
Thank you for posting you request to History Hub!
The information you seek may be on the aircraft history card for the airplane. An Aircraft History Card (or the USAF "Individual Aircraft Record Card") is a compilation of the inventory history of a single aircraft, showing the location or controlling unit and status of that aircraft at a given time. Other information may also be included, such as airframe time, time since overhaul, and so forth. In most cases, this history covers the period from the acceptance of the aircraft by the controlling service until it is removed from that service's inventory. Aircraft History Cards are not an operational history of the aircraft. They do not include any information on missions flown, crews assigned, or markings. They do not generally include specific maintenance or modification information. The records for Army Air Forces (AAF) aircraft transferred overseas during World War II stop upon arrival in theater and do not resume until the aircraft either returns to the continental United States or is removed from the inventory.
The collection United States Air Force Aircraft History Cards Microfilm (Collection ID: NASM.XXXX.0461) is in the custody of the National Air and Space Museum Archives and consists of duplicate microfilm of individual aircraft records for the United States Air Force (USAF). The microfilm covers aircraft owned by the US Army Air Service, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, USAF, and the National Guard starting in July of 1923 and including those dropped from the active inventory before June 30, 1955. To access this collection contact the National Air and Space Museum Archives, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151. The telephone number is (703) 572-4045 and the email address is NASMRefDesk@si.edu. You can also submit your request through their online Archives Research Request form.
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i have tried some of the sources you mentioned with no luck at this time. However, I had not given a thought to the Smithsonian Air & Space. The information is now in their mailbox. I’ll let you know how this contact works out.
The lead you gave me finally resulted in the information I was seeking about my aircraft.
i received documents from the Smithsonian Air & Space museum volunteers regarding the WWII records as to where the old bird was based from 1943-1946.
Thanks for your help,