THE HISTORY OF THE 1946 THOMPSON TROPHY ENTRY # 92
When the National Air Races resumed in 1946 Cook Cleland,
looking to make a name for himself in air racing acquired a
FG-1D Corsair and entered it in the Thompson Trophy Race.
After much preparation, Cook placed a disappointing sixth place
at 357.465 mph
Cook named his Corsair "Lucky Gallon
( Del Bryan collection)
Cook ready to fly his first Thompson Trophy race
( Bernie Schultie)
Aircraft colors were Cream and Maroon
( Wes Hansen collection)
After the races #92 became "City of Painesville"
and as flown out of Clelands Euclid Ave. Airport
(Dave Virant collection)
#92 Parked behind Cooks hangar, its rudder has
been exchanged for #74s and its wings went to #94.
The center section is stored at Walter Soplatas
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