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AVENGER/Bu. 53697



Bureau #: 53697
Construction #: 3759
Civil Registration(s):
  N9711Z
  C-GLEH
  Model(s):
  TBM-3S Avenger
  C-GLEH Avenger
Name: None
Status: Crashed
Last info: 1987

History:
Delivered to RCAF as 53697.
- BOC: July 25, 1952.
- SOC: July 5, 1960.
Sierra Aviation, Porterville, CA, 1962-1963.
- Registered as N9711Z.
- Flew as tanker #E46.
Wen Inc, Porterville, CA, 1963.
- Flew as tanker #E46.
P&B Aviation, Red Bluff, CA, 1966.
- Struck trees during fire bombing run but managed to land safely at Coalinga, CA, July 17, 1967.
Sis-Q Flying Service, Montague, CA, 1969.
- Flew as tanker #33.
Evergreen Air Service, Roxboro, Quebec, April 1975.
- Registered as C-GLEH.
Forest Protection Ltd, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1976-1987.
- Flew as tanker #11.
- Crashed while landing, Brockway, NB, May 18, 1984.



Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Mike Walsh.
Martin Kyburz/Swiss Mustangs.


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