United States Navy. 1957 Eastern (GM) Grumman TBM-3E. Construction #: 3788.
Marsh Aviation Co, Litchfield, AZ. 1963-1964. Registered as N7076C. Flew as tanker #24.
Reeder Flying Service, Twin Falls, ID
#56 N7076C 1966-1984
Note the large distinctive tank and the blue triangle on the nose; its sister aircraft (#55, N7075C) had a similar tank but no blue triangle.
Aerial Spray Program – NB, Newfoundland
1969 – Flew in Newfoundland and NB. 1970 – Pilot Archer. 1971 – Pilot Duncan.
1972 – Pilot O’Brien. Crashed: Damaged at Dunphy Airstrip on 6 June 1972 after pilot O’Brien selected gear up in loading pits. The aircraft was damaged seriously enough so that it was written off the project. A Department of Transport accident card was not included in the set that I received.
Gary Wolverton, Twin Falls, ID, 1984.
Northwest Warbirds Inc, Twin Falls, ID, 1987-1988.
USMC Museum, MCAS, El Toro, CA, 1988-1998. Displayed as Marines/53726/726.
USMC Museum, MCAS Miramar, CA, 1999-2002.
Flying Leatherneck Museum, MCAS Miramar, CA, ????-2007.
See Aerial Visuals for more information.