Capt. Dick Gilbert
Manufactered 1942 JRF-6B
Delivered to US Navy Bu0205 Mk. 1A
to RN FAA as BW802 NFU, FP499: delivered to Trinidad
op 749 Squadron, Piarco, Trinidad (12/5/42 - 10/43 coded "W2AC)
to USN as Bu66347
struck-off USN charge at Jacksonville, FL 7/31/1946
Alaska Coastal Ellis Airlines - Juneau, AK 1954 - 1956
Alaska Coastal Airlines - Juneau, AK 1966-1969
Alaska Airlines - Seattle, WA 1969-1973
Antilles Air Boats - U.S.V.I. 1973 - 1981
AAB closed 1981 - stored at Alexander Hamilton Airport , derelict by
1985, damaged by hurricane, abandoned as wreck. struck-off USCR Aug. 1988
Dean H. Franklin Aviation Enterprises - Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1992 -1999
wreck: restored to USCR
Klaus D. Martin / European Coastal Airways - Munich, Germany 1999-2012
crated to Lansberied, Germany 1999 open storage , Landsberied dism. Feb.2012
faded paint and AAB titles.
Claude Austin, Mrs. Blair, Eric Crossfield and Andy Whitener
N28369 - Outside storage in Germany
Goose HS-TOM s/n 1145 was also purchased by Klaus Martin. It was moved from Bangkok (Tropic Sea Air Co. Ltd.) to Germany. AAB Gooses N28369 (s/n 1149) N79914 (s/n B-88) and N2003 (s/n B-141) were used as parts to refurbish HS-TOM. The photo above of N28369 is after required parts were removed. Will they come back to Life?
N28369 found its way to Germany to be part of a grand plan.
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photo credit Vedran Sovic
C-FVFU s/n B-101
4/5/21 - Capt. Klaus Dieter Martin of Mediterranean Coastal Airlines Ltd. sent photos of C-FVFU (B-101) along with HS-TOM s/n 1145
More to come from KD Martin