15 feet of Albatross

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Re: 15 feet of Albatross

Postby Millicent2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:51 am

This may be her. RCAF 9307 = G455.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492440540488182604

You may need to look around a little to find the photo on this page. "07" on the nose.
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Re: 15 feet of Albatross

Postby dogsbody » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice!


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Re: 15 feet of Albatross

Postby Millicent2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:30 am

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It woiks! It woiks! My first picture on Imgur. G455, possibly. RCAF 9307, definitely.
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Re: 15 feet of Albatross

Postby DavidLegg » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:18 pm

Hi Elliott - a fellow researcher who is not a member of this forum would like to make contact with you regarding the identity of your Albatross bow section. This is a genuine approach and he can be contacted at colinrsmith@btinternet.com You may well find it helpful to make contact.

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Re: 15 feet of Albatross

Postby Millicent2 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi, David;
I have not looked in on this forum for a while, but I will sure contact Colin now.
Thank you!
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Re: 15 feet of Albatross

Postby Millicent2 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:55 pm

I finally captured the RESCUE lettering on "film".
These two images are the same photo -- the second one with my red crayon added.
(The U is there also, but this photo file may be a tad too large to fit.)

The theory here is that only the ten RCAF planes had this lettering.

Yesterday, I found a tiny bit more information on a web page I had not seen before. Nothing dramatic.

It still looks like I have G-455.
George Armstrong ruled out G-453, G-457, and G-458, but I do not yet know how. All I find on those is "Probably Destroyed".

G-449 is listed as Written Off in 1973. This was probably after it left the RCAF, since I have found that two others (G-451 and G-456) were returned to Grumman in 1971.
G-450 is listed as Written Off in 1966. This was probably during service with the RCAF -- pre-1971.
But I do not know the exact definition of "written off".

The remaining four of the ten are accounted for.


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