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Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon, U.S. Navy BuNo 37751, N65956, 5N-AFS, C-GTTL, N7256
Photo ID: 1011645
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Model: Grumman G-44 Widgeon, J4F-2 Registration: N7256
Year: 1944 Serial Number: 1381, U.S. Navy BuNo 37751
Engine(s): Continental IO-470-M, Dean Franklin Conversion Owner: Colby R. Parks, Anchorage, AK
Location: PAMR, Merrill Field, Anchorage, AK Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July, 2004 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: 8/30/05 - The history is short on this aircraft as it was out of the country twice. There is no pre-1968 history, which is when it came back from Nigeria where it was known as 5N-AFS. Prior to that it had been N65956. In 1975 it went to Canada and became C-GTTL, returning in 1985. Both prior to and since the Canadian registration it was U.S. N7256.

I'll bet that November 7256, originally U.S. Navy J4F-2, BuNo. 37751, could spin quite a few tales from her experiences around the world!
Grumman Widgeon Dean Franklin Conversion
Photo ID: 1011646
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Notes: N7256 has been modified with the Dean Franklin conversion and Continental IO-470-M, 260-HP engines
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
History from FAA files: 11/68, Grumman G-44 s/n 1381, registration 5N-AFS of Pan African Airways, removed from Nigerian registration. Letter says it was formerly N65956; 1/69, Bill of Sale from Lion Enterprisses Establissment (sic), to Aviation Facilities of Miami, FL, who registers it a N7256; 2/69, 337 and Weight & Balance on ferry flight back to U.S. shows 271-gal fuel, "12-hours Duration to Zero Fuel".

11/74, Sold to Africair, Miami, FL; 8/75, Sold to Dean H. Franklin Aviation Enterprises, Miami, FL; 8/75, Sold to Tall Timber Lodge Fly-In Service, Manitoba, Canada and deregistered; 8/85, C-GTTL sold to Mr. Colby Parks, Anchorage, AK, removed from Canadian registry, and reregistered as N7256; 9/85, Application for Airworthiness, shows Continental IO-470-M engines, 4456-TTAF, Standard Airworthiness Certificate, Category CAR4A.
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