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Leendert 25th February 2020 18:46

Seaplane - September 1945 - Quebec - ID sought
 
I refer to the picture in this link: https://www.ww2online.org/image/seap...an-forest-1945

Have trouble to ID the type, nor know if military or civilian.

Ideas welcome, thanks.

Regards,
Leendert

kaki3152 26th February 2020 01:44

Re: Seaplane - September 1945 - Quebec - ID sought
 
It looks civilian.

RSwank 26th February 2020 02:31

Re: Seaplane - September 1945 - Quebec - ID sought
 
Leendert, there is a description of these tests on page 3 of this link.

https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00026053/00001/1j

They describe the plane as a Waco floatplane.

"A Waco plane on floats and equipped with a spinner disk was used for the spruce budworm work at Kabonga, Quebec, which was conducted cooperatively by the Dominion Government and the Province of Quebec."

Not sure as to the model but possibly a UIC with floats or a YKS-6 or YKS-7 which are all very similar.

https://www.si.edu/object/nasm_A19791420000

or

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8824537

The supporting struts on the wings look the same to me between the two photos and the wing structures look the same.

Leendert 26th February 2020 13:24

Re: Seaplane - September 1945 - Quebec - ID sought
 
Thanks for info. In a May 16, 1945 article in The Gazette from Montreal it transpires that the Waco was made available by Tom Wheeler of the in 2009 closed Gray Rocks Inn at Mont-Tremblant, Que.

There was a Gray Rocks Air Service. In the online Foreign Commerce Weekly, Vol. 21, p. 36 (Dec. 1, 1945) there is a reference to the DDT flights with the Waco.

Regards,
Leendert

Leendert 26th February 2020 19:20

Re: Seaplane - September 1945 - Quebec - ID sought
 
Apparently CF-BDY, a Waco YKS-7. See https://www.flickr.com/photos/djipibi/8693847135


Regards,
Leendert

Stig Jarlevik 27th February 2020 15:05

Re: Seaplane - September 1945 - Quebec - ID sought
 
Leendert

CF-BDY was officially registered to F.H. Wheeler, St Jovits, PQ on 28 May 1937.
Most probably he ran the service at Gray Rocks (or possible lent the aircraft to someone that did)
On 6 June 1947 the aircraft was re-registered to Wheeler Airlines Ltd, St Jovits, PQ and was not wfu until 24 April 1951 when the registration was cancelled.
After that it was sold to a couple of other individuals but all the time kept in storage.

I wonder what happened to it?

Cheers
Stig


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