Warbird Registry [no entry]
United States Navy. TBM-3. c/n 3732.
Royal Canadian Navy. Flew as #306 for Squadron VS 880. BOC: September 22, 1952. SOC: July 5, 1960.
Skyway Air Services, Langley, BC
#611 CF-MSY 1960-65
Aerial Spray Program – NB
1961 – Tallied by Larry Milberry at Cartierville, Quebec, 22 May 1961, while en route to NB. 1962 – No information.
Fire Suppression – BC
1963 – Crashed July 31, 1963, near Seymour Lake, BC, 10 miles south-southwest of Smithers Airport. Pilot Alfred James Roberts was killed and the aircraft destroyed. [Robert M. Stitt, pers. comm.] The Department of Transport accident card describes the accident as follows: “The pilot misjudged the distance between the aircraft and rising trees beyond a small fire on which he was attempting to make an accurate and low drop. The aircraft struck trees immediately after passing over the fire. The aircraft struck the ground nose first, inverted.”