FXON / Maritime #911 / Hicks & Lawrence #17 / Bu# 85829

Warbird Registry Info.

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.

Crashed 21 May 1974 on landing at Juniper airstrip, NB, with full load. Pilot Godby was unhurt but the aircraft was destroyed, then junked, stripped and buried at Juniper.

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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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