Charlie McCarthy’s Airplane

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I have these great photos to share with you all today.

We have all seen the pictures of Edgar Bergen and his Cessna but did you know Charlie McCarthy also had a plane?

Check out the silhouette on the tail of this fabulous plane which of course is being piloted by Mr Bergen.

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Does anyone out there know what kind of plane this one happens to be?


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4 Responses to Charlie McCarthy’s Airplane

  1. Bill Matthews says:

    Hi Dan,

    I may be wrong, but that plane looks like a Mustang.

    Bill Matthews

  2. LeeDean says: Sportsman pilot with Fairchild 24W (Museum of Flight, Seattle), Stinson 105, Taylorcraft BC-12, others

  3. Bill Smith says:

    Dan, a friend i had in the 1990’s in the state of washington said he saw it at an aeronautical or aero space museam there of some kind. Not sure just where in the state of washington, but he lived in bellevue {spelling??} washington. I have lost contact with him, so can’t ask. Sorry. I heard long ago thet it was a single engine cessna piper cub he had. Hope this helps.

  4. Richard says:

    Believe this aircraft to be a Vultee Valiant

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