S/N  1162
Bahamas

Manufactured in January 1943     JRF-6B

   to RN FAA as BW815 ntu, FP512  delivered to Trinidad

   to U.S. Navy as Bu66337      Mk. 1A

   Navy Surplus BuAer 0218B

NC1057M

Pan American Airways  1945-1946

Bahamas Airways Ltd. - Nassau, Bahamas  1946-1947

Bahamas Airways Ltd. - Nassau, Bimini, Bahamas 1947-1961

     registrations  VP-BAH / VP-BAC / VP-BBJ

re-registration to N5521A

Franklin Aviation Enterprises - Miami, FL  1961-1970

  last FAA annual inspection 5/58 , stored then rebuilt

Chalks Flying Service - Miami, FL  1970-1972

Antilles Air Boats - U.S.V.I   1972-1981

   Caribbean Flying Boats (CFB) owned/leased to AAB

   AAB ceased operations in 1981 - stored at A. Hamilton Airport, St. Croix

   struck off USCR  8/11/88

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Jim Flanagan & Eric Crossfield
performing a 100 hr. Engine Inspection
photo by Steve Bell

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