Jim Anderson writes to say “owned it since 1976 and restored it in 1979. It had been towing banners in Atlantic City. It flies regularly.”
In a recent email exchange Jim tells me that he purchased the aircraft from the infamous Nocky Nordheim. When he purchased the aircraft it still had the banner towing hook installed. He even had an advertising banner for the movie “Midway”.
Jim also has built a 1/5 scale of his aircraft, both aircraft (full size and scale model) were at Oshkosh 2011 on display in the Warbird area:
See the “RC” page for more detail on the model.