N8397H / Stewart #– / Bu# 69459

Warbird Registry
Aerial Visuals

Early History

United States Navy. 1945 Grumman TBM-3E. Construction number 2198.
Cisco Aircraft Inc, Lancaster, CA, 1963. Registered as N8397H.
Aerial Applicators Inc, Salt Lake City, UT, 1963-1972.
Hillcrest Aircraft, Lewiston, ID, 1977.

N8397H Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (2198) BuAer:69459 CISCO. [Neil Aird © 1966]

Stewart Aviation Ltd., Moses Lake, WA
#– N8397H 1980

Designated as “97H” in the FPL working pilot/team lists.

Aerial Spray Program – NB
1981, 1982 – Pilot Kirschke.

Post-spray History

Paramount Leasing Corp, Bakersfield, CA, 1984.
Northwest Warbirds Inc, Kimberely, ID, 1986-1987.
John MacGuire/War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, NM, 1997-2013.

Unknown TBMs and DC-4_Date and location unknown
This is possibly N8397H, location and date unknown. It looks identical to the Avenger pictured below, which definitely is N8397H.
Stewart N8397H_Jan1986_DSlowiak
Jay Sherlock posted this image of N8397H at Scalefirebombers; it is attributed to Doug Slowiak, dated January 1986. The mark N8397H appears on the fuselage, but the image is mislabeled as N8297H.

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