I photographed this Fairchild UC-86 at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Oregon. The UC-86 was the US Army version of the Fairchild Model 24. The WAAAM’s example was one of nine Fairchild 24R40’s impressed into service by the Army as the UC-86 at the onset of WWII. Likewise, the US Navy placed thirteen Fairchild Model 24 into service with two designations: GK-1 Argus (Light Transport, Fairchild) and JK-1 (Utility, Fairchild).

1940 Fairchild UC-86 42-78040

WAAAM, Hood River 2021