United States Navy. General Motors TBM-3E, Construction #: 5979, although the Warbird Registry and Goodall say 2994. Goodall also says “(CCAR and USCR quotes c/n 5979)”.
Royal Canadian Navy. Avenger AS 3M2. Transferred to RCN in May 1952 as #421, later #386. BOC 29 May 1952 with VX 10, SOC 14 May 1958.
[Sources: photo caption on photo from Pettipas 1988 (The Grumman Avenger in the Royal Canadian Navy); US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos Third Series (80259 to 90019); Barrie McLeod, based on the Bureau # in aircraft record cards]
Richel Air, St-Jean, Quebec
#– CF-JJB 1958-1966
According to Barrie MacLeod’s research in the Civil Aviation Register for 1961, there were 2 Richel Air Avengers that were former USN then RCN aircraft: CF-JJB and CF-JJC. The latter is BuNo 53078, which became CF-BEF under Miramichi Air Services.
Aerial spray program – NB
1960 – Flew in NB in 1960, based on image below dated 1960.
Ivan Gustin, Lewiston, Idaho. N68684. Crashed in Agrinion, Greece, 16 October 1967.