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murph
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Mon November 17, 2008 8:54pm

i remember seeing this plane there once... either the years are going by way too fast and i was 9 years old or it was a different time.
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RLW

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Sun December 14, 2008 6:12pm

It would have to be after the 80's as the boats have bow numbers not metal license plates that they had before and up to at least 89 as I have all my plates hanging here in the office on the walls. My last # was 40516 and that is 89.

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Wed December 2, 2009 12:05pm

My Dad piloted one of these Grummans for Chalk's Airways. (Miami/The Bahamas). He'd be interested in the Air Force markings and that no crew members appearing are in uniform.



(Though he generally has a low opinion of USAF anyway since a USAF P-40 shot down his plane in WW2—in a "friendly-fire" manner).



The USAF markings had me puzzled for a time, but since the USAF "escorts" Russian Tu95 bombers close by New England coastlines, I'd expect they'd have a "sea-rescue" wing. They could even be used along nearby Canadian waters, as Canada does its own "escorts" as well.



The photo dates before modern-day lanyards became popular, as indicated by the boater sitting on the seatback.

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