Aircraft Photo of 02684 | North American NA-66 Harvard II | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #285701
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:"02684"
Military Code:TA-684
Aircraft Original Type:North American Texan / Harvard
Aircraft Generic Type:North American T-6/SNJ Texan / Harvard
Aircraft Version:North American NA-66 Harvard II
C/n (msn):66-2684
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Atwater - CastleMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMER   IATA: MER   Local: MER   Other: -
Collection:Castle Air Museum
 
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 285701
Photo Comment

Despite its markings here, this Harvard never saw service with the US military. It is ex RCAF 2951, which was taken on charge on 11 March 1941 and struck off charge on 11 December 1946. After many years of storage it spent some years in a museum in Ontario in the mid 1970s. It very briefly became C-GDJC in Dec 1975 before sale to Hawkins & Powers Aviation in March 1976 as N99839. The Harvard finally arrived at the museum here in the early 1980s. Its identity is also quoted as ex RCAF 2684 c/n 66-2417, but in 1976 N99839 was definitely officially registered as c/n "66-2684".

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