Photo of WWII plane found during home renovation

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  1. Homereno

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    Hi,
    We found this photo while gutting our new house. Such an amazing piece of American history and we would love to find out anything more we can. A search of the tail number: 299193 did not turn anything up.
     
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    Do you have a scan of the photo?
     
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    No pic seen but the s/n would suggest a Stinson L-5.
     
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    Welcome aboard and I believe Andy is correct.
     
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    Andy is correct. That would be serial number 42-99193, a Stinson L-5 Sentinel. Don't know the markings, let me see if I can find hull code 6C.
     
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    Looks like its at a monument or bridge piling.
     
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    Got it. 6C was assigned to the 14th Liaison Squadron. It was part of the 9th AF, originally based in Cranage, England, near Cheshire. As D-Day approached, the shifted to RAF Ibsley in Hampshire, the Southampton.

    It should be noted that Maj Randall W. Bennett, the commanding officer of the 14th was one of Patton's regular pilots.

    There is more of the 14th squadron history in the attached document, with photos.
     

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    Thank you for all your help. I don't see the photo when I look at the thread, so here it is again in case not everyone can see it.

    Excited to learn more about the 14th Liaison Squadron. Do records exist of who flew each plane? We'll keep digging and report back.

    Thanks!

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    You'd have to do some research to see if there is a list. The document does show photos of some of the pilots, but there may have been times that different pilots flew different aircraft depending on what was available at mission time. There are volumes of information on fighter and bomber squadrons. Liaison and cargo squadrons are more sparse.
     
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    Great work guys!
     
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    I agree, well done!
     
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