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Curtiss B-2 'Condor'

Description
  Manufacturer:Curtiss
  Base model:B-2
  Designation:B-2
  Nickname:Condor
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
28-398 / 28-399, 28-028 / 28-037


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 M. Heath
 Columbus,, MS
Flew on a Sunday afternoon out of Central Airport in Camden, NJ My dad took me for the ride being offered-do not know the cost but Colonel Chamberlain took folks up all afternoon. What a thrill for a 5 year old!!!
11/04/2013 @ 02:14 [ref: 68147]
 M. Heath
 Columbus,, MS
Flew on a Sunday afternoon out of Central Airport in Camden, NJ My dad took me for the ride being offered-do not know the cost but Colonel Chamberlain took folks up all afternoon. What a thrill for a 5 year old!!!
11/04/2013 @ 02:13 [ref: 68146]
 Edwin Law
 Pensacola, FL
First flight was with Chamberlain in his Condor on a barnstorming stop in Tyler, TX about 1936-7. Mother bought me a ticket for $1.50, I think. I was an avid model builder .. the 10 balsa, glue, tissue paper and dope kits of every WWI and later plane to that date. Every dime I earned delivering papers went for 'Flying Aces' or 'G-8 and His Battle Aces' plus the models.

1942 left Texas A&M, Junior, entered Navy V-5. Piper J-3, Stearman, SNV, SNJ and the F4U-1 Corsair as a Marine. Temp duty VRF-1 NY, F4U, F4F, F6F, TBM, F8F ferrying NY > San Diego or Alameda. F7F back in squadron VMF 911. Reserves SNB. Recalled Korean: F4U-4, TV-2 jet, FAC 1stBn/9th Marines.

Later, as head of construction company in Wichita, KS owned and flew Cessna 320A, and C with Radar. Cessna 421 A and C both fully equipped. Retired 1994. Happy old man.
12/26/2009 @ 12:29 [ref: 25478]
 Bill Roundey
 , NE
Flew with Chamberlain in the Curtis B-2 in 1939 out of Central
Airport in Camden NJ. I was around 5 years old. Remember
sitting back by the tail....think we looked at the ground thru a glass
panel in the floor. (at least that is the story I told my kids)
Have photo of plane
12/19/2008 @ 11:37 [ref: 23282]
 Bill Roundey
 , NE
Flew with Chamberlain in the Curtis B-2 in 1939 out of Central
Airport in Camden NJ. I was around 5 years old. Remember
sitting back by the tail....think we looked at the ground thru a glass
panel in the floor. (at least that is the story I told my kids)
Have photo of plane
12/19/2008 @ 11:37 [ref: 23281]
 Copeland Hague
 Palm Bay, FL
My first ride in an airplane was at the Fitchburg, Mass. airport in the Curtis Condor piloted By Clarence Chamberlain. Probably in 1936 or 1937. I was 12-13 years old. I learned to fly in just eight hours and soloed in a Taylorcraft from the same grass field while on a ten-day delay-on-route from Greenland to Texas in 1945.
12/18/2008 @ 13:19 [ref: 23276]
 John A. MacFadden
 Dewey, AZ
My father flew a Curtiss Jenny at Langley Field, Virginia and Kelly Field, Texas in WW1 while serving in the Aviation Branch of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He never saw combat duty but the flying 'bug' remained with him. Sometime in the period 1936-38 we drove to Murchio's Field in Preakness, New Jersey where Clarence Chamberlain was offering flights in a Curtiss Condor -- Dad and I went up for a ride, and that was my first airplane experience. As we took off, I noticed a Kellett Autogiro sitting on the field. Altho I don't remember Dad ever saying it, he undoubtedly met Clarence when they were pilots in the Aviation Branchof the Signal Corps. My next flight with Dad was in 1939 on a charter flight in a beautiful Gullwing Stinson Reliant at the Hagerstown, Maryland airport. I'll turn into an octogenarian next February and love old airplanes -- still building scale flying models.
07/14/2008 @ 11:19 [ref: 22129]
 Andrew S. Cohen
 Middlebury, CT
My first flight was in a Curtis Condor with Clarence Chamberlain out of Mount Tobe Airport in Plymouth Connecticut in the summer of 1935. I was five years old. I have a picture of the airplane and Chamberlain. The grass strip airport is still in use.
01/19/2008 @ 17:47 [ref: 19363]
 Andrew S. Cohen
 Middlebury, CT
My first flight was in a Curtis Condor with Clarence Chamberlain out of Mount Tobe Airport in Plymouth Connecticut in the summer of 1935. I was five years old. I have a picture of the airplane and Chamberlain. The grass strip airport is still in use.
01/19/2008 @ 17:47 [ref: 19362]
 William R Yost
 , NJ
I flew with Clarence Chamberlin, in the Curtiss Condor, out of Central Airport, in Camden,NJ,in 1939. It cost $1.50.I was 11 yrs old. I also have a picture of the plane.
08/31/2007 @ 10:17 [ref: 17799]

 

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