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PBY-5A/RCAF9793

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Serial #: RCAF9793
Construction #: 22022
Civil Registry:
  YV-P-APE
  OB-LDM-349
  HK-996X
  HP-289
  VP-KUD
  5Y-KUD
  HR-236
  N6108
  TG-BIV
  N5404J
Model(s): PBY-5A
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 1992
History:
Delivered to RCAF as RCAF 9793.
- BOC: May 10, 1943.
- SOC: Apr. 8, 1946.
Texas Petroleum CO/TEXACO Ltda, 1955.
- Registered as YV-P-APE.
Registered as OB-LDM-349 by ??, Feb. 1955.
Registered as HK-996X by ??, 1960.
Southern Air Transport, Miami, FL, 1960-1961.
- Registered as HP-289.
- Operated for C.I.A. as communications ship
  during "Bay Of Pigs" attempted Cuban
  invasion.
Registered as VP-KUD by ??, 1964.
- Stored Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Atlantic General Enterprises, 1965.
- Registered as 5Y-KUD.
Caribbean Seafood Production Corp, 1966.
- Registered as HR-236.
Steward-Davis Inc, Long Beach, CA, July 1968-1969.
- Registered as N6108.
- Flew in movie "Tora Tora Tora", Hawaii, 1969.
Aviation Contractors of Boca Chica, Wenatchee, WA, 1972.
Bombers Inc, 19??.
JK Flying Service, 19??.
Paloma Air Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK, 1978.
- Based in Costa Rica, 1977-1978.
Troya SA, Guatemala, Nov. 1980-1986.
- Registered as TG-BIV.
Meldy Fernandez, La Aurora, Guatemala, 1986-1988.
Alan Preston, Houston, TX, Oct. 1988.
- Registered as N5404J.
Tailwinds Aviation, Houston, TX, Jan. 1989.
Aircraft Marketing Inc, Albuquerque, NM, Jan. 1990.
Henry L. Hancock/Tropical Sea Air, Harrisburg, IL, Aug. 1990-1992.
- Flew in USN scheme.
- Stored, St. Louis, MO, 1991.