04/02/2005. Remarks by Bobby Lett
: "I bought this aircraft five years ago and spent two years restoring it. It was originally owned by the Des Moines Register Newspaper in Iowa, USA as N17657. It was impressed into the USAAF in 1942 as C-71, s/n 42-38266, and returned in 1945. Later it was operated by Creole Petroleum Co."