9767 History

BUILT BY:
Boeing of Canada, Vancouver, BC.
TYPE:
PBY-5A Catalina /Canso A (Canadian-built Catalina)
MODEL:
28-5ACF Construction #: 21996
SERVICE SERIAL #:
RCAF 9767 (military)
DELIVERED:
Delivered: RCAF March 4, 1943
ALLOCATED:
162 Squadron – Reykjavik – March 1943 – Pilot F/O Tom C. Cooke
SQUADRON IDENTIFICATION:
Aircraft “S” – Photo Reconnaissance | U-Boat Hunter
COMBAT HISTORY:
Sank U-Boat VIIC #U-342 Southwest off Iceland – April 17, 1944 (60-23 N, 29-20 W)
U-BOAT HISTORY:
Maiden Voyage – Commanded by Oblt. Albert Hossenfelder (54 souls lost)
STRICKEN (RCAF):
RCAF April 1, 1946 (removed from military service)
CIVILIAN REGISTRATION:
CF-CRR | C-FCRR | N9767
AIRFRAME SERVICE HISTORY:
RCAF | Reconnaissance | Transport | Firefighter | Film Studio | Passenger Flights | Veteran Recognition
CURRENT AIRCRAFT NAME:
Princess of the Stars (formerly Princesse des Etoiles)
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