Piper J-3C-65 Cub F-GHLQ has recently been presented in new colours
The aircraft, which belongs to the Commemorative Air Force’s French Wing, has been restored by Aéro Services Restauration of Libourne, south-west France, into the colours of a US Navy Piper NE-1. The engine was overhauled by VF Aero Maintenance of Plessis-Belleville.
The aircraft now represents NE-1 26359 as it appeared between December 1942 and June 1943, when it served with the US Navy’s Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-32 at Moffett Field, US. The aircraft was christened The Little Blue Cloud, but is also known as Spirit of Lewis, a salute to the late Lewis Bateman, an English member of the CAF’s French Wing.