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The making of "Always"

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The above photo was donated by Gary Lewis

Serial #: 44-35371
Construction #: 28650
Civil Registration:
  N4818E
Model(s):
  A-26C
  TB-26C
  STOL 26
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

 

History:
Rock Island Oil & Refining Co, Wichita, KS, 1960-1966.
- Registered as N4818E.
- Planned conversion to Monarch 26 not completed.
- Stored, unrestored, Hutchinson, KS.
Consolidated Air Parts Corp, Los Angeles, CA, 1967.
Denny Lynch/Lynch Air Tankers, Billings, MT, 1967-2002.
- Converted to Lynch STOL 26 tanker.
- Flew as tanker #A28 (later #59).
- Damaged when nose gear collapsed on landing, Billings, MT, June 28, 1975.
-- repaired.

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Serial #: 44-34121
Construction #: 27400
Civ. Registration:
  N4805E
  C-GHZM
Model(s):
  A-26B
  Consort 26
  STOL 26
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 2007

 

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-34121
- Stored at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, Mar. 6, 1958.
- Surplused, June 11, 1958.
Rock Island Oil & Refining Co, Wichita, KS, 1960-1969.
- Registered as N4085E.
- Converted to Rock Island Consort 26 configuration, Hutchinson, KS.
Koch Industries Inc, Wichita, KS, 1972
Reeder Flying Service, Twin Falls, ID, 19??.
- Converted to tanker but not used.
Lynch Air Tankers, Billings, MT, 1975-1992.
- Flown as tanker #58.
- Converted to Lynch STOL 26 configuration by Lynch.
Jerry Slater, Seattle, WA, Sept. 25, 1992.
Tony N. Grout, Spanaway, WA, ?Aug. 10, 1993-2000.
Air Spray Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, Jan. 18, 2001-2007.
- Registered as C-GHZM.
- Stored Red Deer, 2001-2002.
- Engines and control services removed.
- Marked as tanker #58.

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