I was curious if someone could help me gather some more info on this aircraft. I have looked it up in the FAA.GOV site and it does not match. Is there a way to find out info on this plane that flew around the Springfield Illinois area around 1946, possibly before? Also, this is a Stearman? Is there anything else interesting or remarkable about this aircraft? Thanks!
Looks like a Boeing Stearman to me.
I couldn't find anything based on the registration (NC55383) of the aircraft.
Source: wikimedia / scan from Robert L. Lawson (ed.): The History of US Naval Air Power. The Military Press, New York (USA), 1985. ISBN 0-517-414813, p. 72. US Navy cited as source.