United States Navy. TBM-3E. Construction #: 3546.
Airway Inc, Yakima, WA
#111 N7031C 1963-1970
Aerial Spray Program – NB, Newfoundland
1968 – Flew probably in NB and Newfoundland, based on the caption on the slide (see figure below). Both provinces undertook extensive spraying operations that year. 1969 – Flew in Newfoundland and NB. Pilot Roberts. 1970 – Flew out of Chipman NB. Pilot Gunns.
Crashed 21 June 1970, St. Martins, NB. After a reported oil leak and an attempt to reach Saint John airport, the TBM was seen to go out of control, crash in timber and burn. Pilot Gunns, from Yakima, WA, was killed. [FPL report, Forest Spraying Operations – 1970] St. Martins is located on the Bay of Fundy in St. John County, southern NB.