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    N5833 was produced in Mid August 1945 by General Motors under contract as Grumman Eastern Aircraft Division as a FM-2. After flight test it was immediately put into surplus and then sold. It operated for a number of years as an aerial bug sprayer out of Idaho and the pacific northwest. N5833 was purchased by Bob and Claire Reiss of San Diego, CA and donated to the CAF. During restoration in 2003 it was painted as a Martlet VI to commemorate RAF Squadron 835 on the aircraft carrier HMS Nairana. 835 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm was a composite squadron of six Wildcat/Martlet VI's and eighteen Swordfish biplanes crewed with a mix of British and New Zealand pilots. The squadron was led by... ...

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