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.
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.