Manufactured in 1944 JRF Bu37807 Mk.II
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as 388 BOC 5/3/44:SOC N4762C
Alaska Coastal Ellis Airlines - Juneau, AK 1962-1964
Alaska Coastal Airlines - Juneau, AK 1964-1968
Alaska Airlines - Seattle, WA 1968-1969
Antilles Air Boats - U.S.V. 1969-1981
AAB ceased operations in 1981 - stored at A. Hamilton Airport - St. Croix
stuck off USCR 10/15/81
N4762C was dispatched to assist with the search for ALM flight 980.
"I found this book very interesting. I was stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Juan and crewed in the HU16E eight months before this accident. I flew with some of those documented on the pages and went to aviation school with Marine Corporal John Barber, crew chief CH46. "