Is this the same Mike Nowicki firm DuPage airport?
Michael Meek, e-mail, 03.07.2017 01:24
I recall seeing the B-23 parked at Houston Hobby back in the late '60's-early '70's and someone then saying that it belonged to oil man Clint Murchison but, since an earlier poster mentioned "Curly" Korb and because it was on the old Houston Executive Air Service ramp, perhaps it was one of the varied fleet of Brown & Root? Also, rumored that this same airplane eventually became part of the CAF fleet. Maybe someone with better knowledge will chime in.
Jim Evart, e-mail, 15.03.2017 10:08
My dad flew a converted B-23 for The Pacific Lumber Company based at Oakland airport. Shortly after he left PLC, the successor pilot crashed it in Akron, Ohio around 1952 during an instrument approach. It was totally destroyed with no fatalities.
lee gordon, e-mail, 17.11.2016 03:43
what ever happened to the b-23 that sat in southeast corner of hobby airport in early 1960's ? sat next to former owner howard hughess 307 stratocruiser
Doug Leisy, e-mail, 19.09.2016 18:44
Re: Lee Korb's comments; I remember seeing your dad's B-23 at Allegheny County as a kid. My dad (Don Leisy) was a captain for Capital Airline flying out of there, and I remember him talking about "Curly" Korb and the B-23. Those were good days.
michael, e-mail, 17.09.2014 19:26
what was the person name who invented this plane thanks for the info
War Reese, e-mail, 25.12.2013 09:22
Does anyone have a list of movies that the B-23 has appeared in ? I have 4 movies that I've purchased with the B-23 in them .
Lee Korb, e-mail, 16.11.2011 00:13
Great site! Lots of memories... My father flew a B-23 for Westinghouse Elec. out of Allegheny County airport in Pgh.,Pa. Back in the late '50s. I think he was checked out by Al Uelchi who flew a B-23 for Juan Tripp while he was Pres. of Pan Am. Al was the founder of Flight Safety, and Dad was one of his early customers...
dafag, 20.06.2011 14:12
At that time Jaun Trippe's personal aircraft was a B-23 and was hangared at LaGuardia.On occasions it was brought over to Idlewild for maintenance.
Michael R. Nowicki, e-mail, 09.06.2011 16:57
I flew a B-23 in the mid 60's owned by Green Bay Packaging Corp. This A/C had been owned by John Deer Corp and Pan AM. Now sits at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Az.
Nick Oland, e-mail, 21.09.2010 21:36
I flew a B-23 for Lehman Brothers of New York City to Texas and back in 1953 I was a corporate pilot in the 1950s through 1980s
Connie Luhta, e-mail, 24.06.2010 03:42
A B-23 was based at my airport in the 70s. It was purchased by Kermit Weeks, then heavily damaged in Florida by Hurricane Andrew. I hope he is going to rebuild it. I have about 1200 spare parts in my attic that I hope to sell some day.
Carl, e-mail, 07.02.2010 21:06
A Dragon, belonging to the University of Wash. was damaged in landing at Kingman AZ in the '80's. I got to go through it while there. In the movie Tucker, there is a short shot of a B-23 with mountains in the background. The B-23 clip was to portray Tucker's flight to the west coast to obtain engines for his cars. Those engines being Franklins (Air Cooled Motors).
Eugene H, Secord, e-mail, 30.12.2009 20:01
In 1956 I went to work for Pan Americam World Airways at Idlewild.At that time Jaun Trippe's personal aircraft was a B-23 and was hangared at LaGuardia.On occasions it was brought over to Idlewild for maintenance.
SEO, e-mail, 02.05.2009 03:23
My father was in the aircraft business in the 1960's and at one point represented a businessman in buying a B-23 as a personal plane. We had a room in the basement full of spare B-23 parts for a while, all gone now. One of the things I remember him saying was that some of the B-23's were fitted with a dummy extra pair of engines, and were used in filming "Twelve O'Clock High, I don't know if it was the movie or the TV show. Does anyone know if he was right about that? Thanks Stephen Olson