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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:23 pm 
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Real photos don't lie ... and 'Court Martials" should have no statute of limitations in this case. lol

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From Missy Maclean
RCAF 119 BR Squadron, Hamilton & "The Bolingbroke Project"

Mystery of the "Runaway Tractor"
Here are the details: Photo date Nov 25, 1942
763 Lockheed Hudson I Model 14 B14L-1744

first date: 18 September 1939 - Taken on charge at RCAF Station Ottawa

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7348. With the Test & Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, initially with RAF serial marked. To No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa on 18 September 1939. With this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, in late 1939, coded "OY*F". Still with this unit when it transferred to Eastern Air Command in April 1940. Category C3 damage in the No. 5 hanger at Yarmouth, NS at 07:00 on 25 November 1942, when an out of control tractor struck the aircraft. Loaned to Central Training Establishment, probably for use at an Operational Training Unit, on 21 October 1943. Pending disposal from 8 August 1944, stored at No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, reported with 1224:40 total logged time while there.. By 25 March 1946 stored at No. 5 (E) Depot at Scoudouc, NB, still pending disposal.

last date: 2 December 1946 - Struck off, to War Assets Corporation for sale

Lockheed Hudson Mk. I s/n 763. It belonged to R.C.A.F. Station Yarmouth.
On the 25th of November, 1943, while it was parked at No. 5 Hangar
(Yarmouth), the aircraft was struck in the tail area after a tractor
went out of control.
The aircraft was repaired.

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Authentic RCAF tug restorers.....there is your target!


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Just don't use it to find "targets" ... like this one.

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Reminds me of an event at Oshkosh abut 20 years ago. The
Cavanaugh ME-109/Buchanan was in front of the weeks hangar and its right wing had damage on its right flap, and aileron on the trailing edge. The pilot had called for a fuel truck and when the lineman hopped out, it rolled into the back of the 109. Luckily it missed the fuselage and I don’t think it got the spar. Not sure if the plane was ever flown again after that.


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Parking brake not set...or failure.

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Interview without tea in someones future...

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