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Fred J. Arnberg Inc

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The above seven photos by Warner E. Stewart from the Bill Bailey Collection.


Above, photo by William T Larkins Via Bill Bailey


Bureau #: 80318
Construction #: ?
Civil Registration:
Model: F7F
Name: None
Status: Destroyed


Southwest Air ?

Fred J. Arnberg Inc, Yreka CA
Crashed at Sacramento, California on Sept. 2, 1961.

Hi Martin,

It's been a while since we last were in touch.
I was prowling around on the A-26 site for the first time in a long time and found the F7F page.
I saw you had used some photos I sent to the Scale Firebombers site.
Don't worry, I'm not about to jump down your throat, in fact I'm going to give you permission to use them and give you some newer scans that are larger and cleaner than the originals.
The pics were taken by Warner E. Stewart back when he was working for Fred Arnberg and later with S.V. Flying Service.
I was told the White one in the hangar (N7655C Tanker 20) was the first F7F to be equipped with a tank, I can't verify that, but that's what I was told.
They came to me from a friend that used to work with Warner Stewart back some years ago, he loaned them to me and I did the first set of scans you have.
Later he brought them back and I was able to rescan them and get much better results.

If you decide to use them could you please credit:  Photos by Warner E. Stewart from the Bill Bailey Collection.

Hope all's well with you & yours.

Bill Bailey



The above two photos are by Warner E. Stewart from the Bill Bailey Collection.



Bureau #: 80536
Construction #: ?
Civil Registration:
Model: F7F
Name: None
Status: Destroyed?
Last info: 1963
Fred J. Arnberg Inc, Yreka, CA 1963
Reported Crashed and destroyed.