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Serial #: RCAF11074
Construction #: CV-397
Civil Registration:
  CF-OWE
  C-FOWE
  N691RF
  C-FOWE
  N69RF
  N222FT
Model: PBV-1A
Name: Turtle
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2001
History:
Delivered to RCAF.
- BOC: May 5, 1944.
- SOC: Nov. 7, 1961.
Ontario Central Airlines, Kenora, Ontario, 1965-1970.
- Registered as CF-OWE.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1977-1983.
- Registered as C-FOWE.
Northland Outdoors Of Canada, 1983.
Robert J. Franks, Los Angeles, CA, June 1984.
- Registered as N691RF.
Jonathan Seagull Holdings, Vancouver, BC, Sept. 1985.
- Damaged while landing, Plymounth Harbor, UK, MAy 30, 1986.
- Repaired.
Robert J. Franks, Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 1989.
- Registered as N69RF.
Flying Catalina Corp, Los Angeles, CA, June 1990-1992.
Wilson Edwards, Big Spring, TX, May 26, 2000-2001.
- Registered as N222FT.

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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.

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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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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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Serial #: RCAF9750
Construction #: 427
Civ. Reg.: CF-DIL, C-FDIL
Model: PBY-5A
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 1989
History:
Registered as CF-DIL by ??, Mar. 1946.
Wheeler Airlines, St. Jovite Station, Quebec, 1965.
Wheeler Northland Airways, St. Jean, Quebec, 1970.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1972-1973.
- Registered as C-FDIL.
Can Air, Vancouver, BC, 1974-1981.
- Flew as Fisherman's Special.
Flying Fireman, Victoria, BC, 1983-1988.
- Flew as tanker #5, later #775.
Atwood Air Ltd, Victoria, BC, 1988-1989.