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PBY-5/Bu. 48426



Bureau #: 48426
Construction #: 1788
Civilian Registration:
  N31235
Model(s):
  PBY-5A
  Steward-Davis Super Cat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2003
  History:
USN Department, Washington, DC, 1952-1955.
- Registered as N31235.
- Operated by Transocean Airlines, Oakland, CA, Apr. 1952.
- Operated for Trust Territory Air services, Guam, 1952-1955.
-- Forced landing, 275 mi. west of San Francisco, Sept. 30, 1955.
-- Recovered by ship and badly damaged.
Long Beach Aeromotive Inc, CA, 1956.
- Rebuilt.
C.S. Bearson, 1956.
R. Lyle Golding, Long Beach, CA, 1956-1958.
Pacific Airlines, /San Francisco, CA, 1958-1961.
Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines, Juneau, AK, 1961.
Alaska Coastal Airlines, Juneau, AK, 1963-1966.
Alaska Airline, Inc, Seattle, WA, 1969.
Robert P. Schlaefli/SLAFCO, Moses Lake, WA, 1972-1999.
- Flown as tanker #80 (later #98).
Carmacks Commercial Corp, Anchorage, AK, Nov. 2003.



Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, Washington D.C., 2006.
Photo Source(s):
Nicolai Musante

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