Early history of N66671
UC-78B, s/n 43-32549
Manufactured by Cessna Aircraft, Wichita KS and delivered to the USAAF on 22 Dec 1943.
- Dec 1943 - To 267th AAF Base Unit (Combat Crew Training Station-Fighter, Air Training Command), Fort Sumner AAF NM
- Aug 1944 - To 3008th AAF Base Unit (Basic Pilot School, ATC), Minter AAF CA
- Mar 1945 - Dropped from inventory as surplus