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Serial #: 44-35323
Construction #:
  28602
Civil Registration:
  N8026E
  CF-CDD
Model(s):
  A-26C
  RB-26C
Name: Ginny Sue
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002
  History:
Delivered to USAAF as A-26C/44-35323, March 1945.
- Delivered to ETO, April, 1945.
- Returned to U.S.A., July 1945.
- Assigned to 4255th Base Unit, Granada Field, MS,
   July 1945-Feb. 1946.
- Transferred to 4160th Base Unit, Hobbs Field, NM,
   Feb. 1946-Sept. 1947.
- Transferred to 4185th Base Unit, Hill AFB, UT, Sept. 1947.
- Redesignated B-26C, July 1948.
- Transferred to 67th TRW/12th TRS/Far East Air Force,
   Tague Airbase, Korea, June 1951.
- Equipped with large nose mounted camera and
   redesignated RB-26C.
- Transferred to 183rd Transport Squadron/Air National Guard,
   Hawkins, MI, 1956.
- Transferred to Davis-Monthan AFB for storage, Dec. 1957.
L.B. Smith Aircraft Corp, Miami, FL, July 1958
- Registered as N8026E.
Kreitzberg Aviation, Inc., Salem, OR, 1966.
Aeroflight Inc, Troutdale, OR, 1969
Aero Union Corp, Chino, CA, 1969.
- Converted to air tanker configuration.
- Flown as tanker #55.
Conair Aviation Ltd., Abbotsford, BC, May 1970.
- Registered as CF-CDD.
Aero Union Corp, Chico, CA. Sep. 1970-1972
- Reregistered as N8026E.
- Flew as tanker #C55.
William Dempsey, East Wenatchee, WA, 1977.
- Flew as tanker #55
Don A. Goodman, Missoula, MT, 1977
Lester Riley, Anchorage, AK, Circa 1978.
- Used as a "River Sander", dropping sand and crushed coral
   on frozen rivers to aid in ice breakup.
- Also used as fire bomber.
Dr. Don Rogers, Anchorage, AK, Circa 1979.
The Air Museum, Chino, CA, July 1980-1992
- Flown as "435323/Ginny Sue.
The Air Museum/Planes Of Fame, Valle, AZ, 2002.
- Static Display.

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Serial #: 44-34508
Construction #: 27787
Civil Registered:
  N74874
Model(s):
  A-26B
  B-26B
Name: None
Status: Restoration
Last info: 2001
  History:
Kreitzberg Aviation, Salem, OR, 1963-1966.
- Registered as N74874.
Rosenbalm Aviation, Medford, OR, 1969-1972.
- Flew as tanker #F74.
William Dempsay/Central Air Services, East Wenatchee, WA, 1977-1981.
- Flown as tanker #107.
Bruce Kinney, Richey, MT, June 30, 1981-2000.
- Flown as tanker #107.
William Dempsay/D&D Aero Inc, Rantoul, KS, Aug. 1, 2000-2001.
Jack Basler, Santa Rosa, CA, 2001
- Delivered from KS to CA for restoration.
















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