CF-XON / Maritime #911 / Hicks & Lawrence #17 / Bu# 85829

Warbird Registry
Aerial Visuals

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3. Construction #: 2648.
Royal Canadian Navy. BOC: Oct. 19, 1950. SOC: Jan. 30, 1958. Flew as #369 for Squadron VU 32.
Simsbury Flying Service, CT, 1966, N6584D.

Maritime Air Service Ltd, Moncton, NB
#911 CF-XON 1969-72

Aerial spray program – NB, Newfoundland
1969 – Flew in Newfoundland. Pilot not recorded. 1970 – Pilot Paton. 1971 – Pilot Harrington.

Maritime AS TBM#911 FXON #900 FXOM_JuniperNB_1970c
Maritime AS TBM #911 FXON #900, Juniper, NB, 1970.

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Maritime Air Service #911, FXON, location and date unknown, but probably 1971. [Merrill McBride collection]
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Maritime Air Service #911, FXON, location and date unknown, but probably 1971. [Merrill McBride collection]

Hicks & Lawrence Ltd, Tillsonburg, Ontario
#17 CF-XON 1972-1974

Aerial spray program, NB, Quebec
1972 – Flew in Quebec in 1972. Pilot Harrington. 1973 – Pilot Haradon.

1974 – Pilot Godby, spelled Godsby on the card. Crashed 21 May 1974 on landing at Juniper airstrip, NB, with full load. The pilot was unhurt but the aircraft was destroyed, then junked, stripped and buried at Juniper. The Department of Transport accident card states: “When smoke was seen in the cockpit shortly after takeoff, the aircraft was landed immediately. Touchdown was long with a slight tailwind and the aircraft overrun the runway.” The pilot was not hurt but the aircraft suffered substantial damage.

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H&L TBM #17 FXON and its sister avenger, #18 FXOM. Note that the running rabbit logo still remains on the nose. [Jay Sherlock, Scalefirebombers]
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Hicks and Lawrence TBM #17 crash site, Juniper, NB, May 1974.
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Hicks and Lawrence TBM #17 crash site, Juniper, NB, 21 May 1974.

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