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Bureau #: 68013
Construction #:
  CV-560
Civil Regigistration:
  CL-GFX
  C-FGLX
  N322FA
Model(s):
  PBV-1A
  OA-10A
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 2006
  History:
Built for U.S. Navy as Bu. 68013, 19??
Delivered to USAAF as 44-34049, 19??
Queen Charlotte Airlines, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1951.
- Registered as CF-GLX.
Pacific Western Airlines, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1960.
Northland Airlines, Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1965-1968
Midwest Airlines Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1969-1970.
Transair Ltd, St. James, Manitoba, Canada, 1972.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1974.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 1977-1979.
- Registered as C-FGLX.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Soound, Ontario, Canada, 1979-1989.
- Flew as tanker #2, later #792.
- Retires and stored, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 28, 1988-1995.
Powell Corp, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 21, 1995-1996.
- Sold to USA, June 1996.
John Wells/Airborne Fire Attack, Hood Rive, OR/Orange County, CA, June 7, 1996-1997.
- Registered as N322FA.
- Flown as tanker #115.
- Crashed during water pick-up, San Vicente Reservoir, Morenio, CA, Aug. 1, 1997.
USAFM, March AFB, CA, 2001.
- Wreck stored.
Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ, 19??-2006.
- Stored.

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Bureau #: 64092
Construction #: 2162
Civil Registry:
  N6881C
  CF-PIU
  C-FPIU
  N324FA
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002
 

History:
Carstedt Sales Corp, Long Beach, CA, 1963.
- Registered as N6881C.
Northward Air Service Ltd, Calgary, Alberta, 1965.
- Registered as CF-PIU.
Midwest Airlines Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1970.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1973.
St. Felicien Air Service, Robervale, Quebec, 1973-1976.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Sound, Ontario, 1979-1989.
- Registered as C-FPIU.
- Flew as tanker #7 (later #797).
- Retired and stored, Feb. 28, 1988-1992.
Reported back in the air as firebomber as late as 1999.
Commemorative Air Force/Minnesota Wing, Duluth, MN, June 1999-2002.
- Registered as N324FA.
- Flown in firebomber configuration.