GOEG N9596C / Air Tankers Norfolk #B16 / Bu# 69361

Warbird Registry Info.

Early History

United States Navy. 1945 Grumman TBM-3E. Construction number 2100.
P&B Aviation, Oroville, CA, 1963. Registered as N9596C. Flew as tanker #E19.
Aero Union Corp, Chico, CA, 1963.
Air Tankers Inc, Newcastle, WY/Casper, WY, 1966-1972.

N9596C #19 at Red Bluff, California, 18 June 1964. [W.T. Larkins]

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N9596C in California? Location and date unknown. It looks like part of the name “Butler” appears just below the canopy. [via Phil Schmidt]

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Norfolk TBM #B16 N9596C, Simcoe, Ontario, 1973, still with its US registration. [Paul Schaaremann]

Norfolk Aerial Spraying, Fredericton, NB
#B16 C-GOEG 1975-1984

Aerial spray program  – NB
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 – Pilot Ragany. 1979, 1980 – Pilot Provenzano. 1981, 1982 – Pilot Cliff. 1983 – Pilot Maike. 1984 – Did not fly in NB. 1985 – Registration cancelled 24 March 1985.

Post-spray History

Now at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Restored to airworthy and flown as RCN/69361/AB-W.

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Norfolk #B16 airborne, light yellow and white colours, 1978.

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#B16 at airstrip in New Brunswick, location and date not recorded, now in deep yellow and black colours.

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Norfolk TBM #B16 GOEG at Fredericton, 23 August, 1985. [Barrie MacLeod]

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