Douglas O-38C

June 3, 2022

Douglas O-38C

Additional Information:

One Douglas O-38C aircraft was ordered by the War Department for the Coast Guard in 1931.  This single Douglas O-38C, tail number 32-394, was given the Coast Guard number "CG-9" and was commissioned in December 1931.  That Coast Guard number was later changed to "V-108." 

The aircraft crashed and was written off in April 1934.


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Aircraft History File, U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office.

Gordon Swanborough & Peter M. Bowers.  United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911  (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990-third edition), pp. 164-165.

Arthur Pearcy, U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft Since 1916 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991), pp. 158-159.