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Serial #: RCAF11094
Construction #: CV-437
Civilian Registration:
  CF-NJE
  C-FNJE
Model(s): PBV-1A
Name: None
Status: Stored?
Last info: 2002
  History:
Delivered to RCAF as RCAF11094.
– BOC: June 22, 1944.
– SOC: May 25, 1961.
Canso A Crown Assets Disposal Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, 1961.
Canspec Air Transport Ltd, Calgary Alberta, Apr. 1961.
– Registered as CF-NJE.
– Ferried from Vulcan AB to Calgary, 1961.
— Civil conversion to sprayer by Field Aviation.
— Operated by Field Aviation, Calgary, 1963-1963.
—– Used for pest control spraying.
Chiupka Airways Ltd, Lynn Lake, Manitoba, 1965-1966.
Northland Airlines, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1968.
Midwest Airlines, Winnipeg Manitoba, 1969-1971.
Nordair Airways, Winnipeg Manitoba, Sept. 2, 1971-1972.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1973.
St Felicien Air Service, Roberval, Quebec, 1973-1976.
Survair Ltd, Ottawa, Ontario, 1977-1978.
– Struck rocks during water landing, Fort Chimo, Quebec, Sept. 9, 1977.
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, St John's, Newfoundland, May 4, 1978-1996.
– Registered as C-FNJE.
– Flew as tanker #7, later #702.
Hicks & Lawrence Ltd, St Thomas, Ontario, Apr. 23, 1996.
Buffalo Airways, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, June 4, 1996-2002.
– Flew as tanker #702.
– Crashed & sank during water pickup on a lake, July 24, 2001.
— 40km east of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, (no injuries).
– Aircraft recovered.

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Serial #: RCAF11024
Construction #: CV-301
Civil Registry:
  CF-NTN
  CF-UAW
  C-FUAW
Model(s): PBV-1A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002
History:
Delivered to RCAF as RCAF11024.
- BOC: Dec. 7, 1943.
- SOC: Oct. 20, 1961.
Registration CF-NTN reserved by ???, but not taken up.
Kenting Aircraft Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Apr. 22, 1966-1971.
- Registered as CF-UAW.
Norcanair Ltd, Prince Albert, Sakatchewan, May 12, 1971-1980.
- Registered as C-FUAW.
Province of Saskatchewan, La Ronge, Sakatchewan, 1980-1992.
- Fown as tanker #8.
Buffalo Airways, Red Deer/Yellowknife, 2002.
- Stored.

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Serial #: RCAF11088
Construction #: CV-425
Civilian Registration:
  CF-GMS
  CF-PQM
  C-FPQM
Model: PBV-1A
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 2002
History:
Delivered to RCAF as RCAF11042.
- BOC: June 5, 1944.
- SOC: Dec. 12, 1960.
Registered as CF-GMS by ??, 19??.
Province de Quebec, Quebec, 1965-1973.
- Registered as CF-PQM
Government of Quebec, Quebec, 1979-1992.
- Registered as C-FPQM.
- Flown as tanker #14.
Buffalo Airways, Red Deer/Yellowknife, 2002.
- Stored.

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Serial #: RCAF11047
Construction #: CV-343
Civil Registry:
  CF-OFI
  C-FOFI
  N343CV
Model(s): PBV-1A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2005
History:
Delivered to RCAF as RCAF11047.
- BOC: Feb. 24, 1944.
- SOC: Apr. 26, 1962.
Province of Newfoundland & Labrador, 1965-1973.
- Registered as CF-OFI.
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. Johns, Newfoundland, 1979-1990.
- Registered as C-FOFI.
- Withdrawn from use, St. Johns, Fewfoundland.
Buffalo Airways, Red Deer/Yellowknife, 2002.
- Stored.
Hans Lauridsen, Carefree, AZ, 2005
- Registered as N343CV.