United States Navy. General Motors TBM-3S. Construction #: 2093. Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 69354, 19??.
Royal Canadian Navy. Avenger AS 3. Flew as #347/367. BOC: July 21, 1950. SOC: Jan. 30, 1958.
Wheeler Airlines, St. Jean, Quebec
#504 CF-IMU 1958
Aerial spray program – NB
1958 – Registered 6 March 1958.
FIMU was used as a spare aircraft for the 1958 aerial spray season by Wheeler Airlines; it had the original bombay doors (i.e., it was an untanked aircraft), and thus was not equipped to spray. It sat unused for a long period, and was frequently scavenged for parts. Later that year George Lovett, Operations Manager for Wheeler, flew it back to St. Jovite where it was stripped for parts and sold as junk. [Don Henry]