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SNJ-4/Bu. 09836



Bureau #: 09836
Construction #:
  88-9351
Civil Registration:
  NC318
  N9589C
  Model(s):
  SNJ-4
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 2002

History:
CAA, Washington, D.C. July 12, 1946-1948.
- Registered as NC318
Returned to U.S. Navy, April 6, 1948.
Rogers Air Service, Chester, CA, 1958-1960.
- Registered as N9589C.
- Flew as Tanker #8.
P & B Aviation, Red Bluff, CA, 1960-1963.
- Flew as Tanker #8.
French Aviation Co, Bakersfield, CA, 1963-1970.
- Flown as sprayer.
Frank E. Howerton, Long Beach, CA, 1976-1984.
- Crashed after striking trees on takeoff, Gravois Mills, MO, June 25, 1978.
— Destroyed by fire.
Marshall W. Best, Indianapolis, IN, November 2, 1994-2002.
- Reregistered as N9589C.
It is assumed the Mr. Best has acquired the remains of Bu. 09836.

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.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, Washington D.C., 2006.
Photo Source(s):
William T. Larkins.


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